South Birmingham Sinfonia

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"The music-making was committed and passionate...incredibly impressive playing."

The South Birmingham Sinfonia (SBS) is a full sized non-professional symphony orchestra committed to music-making of the highest standard. SBS is based in Bournville, Birmingham UK. Please explore these web pages to find out more about SBS or go to the Orchestra's facebook pages.

Like everyone else, our activities had to be put on hold during the corona virus pandemic. However, in Autumn 2021 we successfully returned to in-person rehearsals, and in 2022 resumed full concerts and a Playday.

Do get in touch with us if you have specific requests or questions.

New string players and other enquiries welcome.

Poster for summer 2023 concert

Summer 2023 concert

Saturday 8th July 7.30pm, Bournville Parish Church, St Francis of Assisi, Sycamore Rd, Birmingham B30 2AA.


South Birmingham Sinfonia's summer concert features the ever popular first symmphony by Edward Elgar, coupled with music by other English composers, Doreen Carwithen and Frank Bridge. Music Director, Sabrina Ko, and Leader, James Hamilton.

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Autumn 2023 concert

Saturday 18th November, St. Hilda's Church Abbey Road, Smethwick B67 5NQ.

Quinborne Choir with South Birmingham Sinfonia


Previous events...

Winter 2023 concert

Saturday 11th February 7.30pm, Shirley Methodist Church, 257 Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull B90 3AL


South Birmingham Sinfonia return to Shirley Methodist Church for the first time since COVID lockdown, with Music Director, Sabrina Ko, and Leader, James Hamilton.

Featuring an exciting programme of romantic music by Russian composers, Dmitri Shostakovich, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninov, and including the ever popular Violin Concert by Tchaikovsky performed by Charlotte Moseley, SBS will take you on a voyage from the exciting Fesival that is Shostakovich's overture originally written for the Bolshoi Theatre, through Tchaikovsky's concerto written for violinist and lover Iosif Kotek, to Sergei Rachmaninov's lush second symphony.


Picture of SBS Playday

Playday: Gustav Holst's The Planets, Saturday, 29th October 2022.

Conducted by our Music Director, Sabrina Ko, at our rehearsal venue, Bournville Quaker Meeting House. South Birmingham Sinfonia members and guests rehearsed the whole suite, closing with an informal performance of selected movements.

Summer 2022 concert

Saturday, 9th July 2022, 7.30pm, Bournville Parish Church, St Francis of Assisi, Sycamore Road, Birmingham B30 2AA.


Following this concert, we were delighted to make a donation of £2000 to The Hospice Charity Partnership (St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospices).

Orchestral ‘playday’ on 2nd November 2019

Join us!

Places may be available in a number of sections of the orchestra, e.g. most string instruments, and some others. Now that the COVID crisis is (hopefully) behind us and we are setting up full programmes for the future it is time to consider joining. Please ask!

South Birmingham Sinfonia: Supporting St Mary's Hospice

SBS has a long record of support for St Mary’s Hospice and makes regular donations to this worthy cause from its concert profits. The upcoming concert is no exception.