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.

Summer concert

The next SBS concert will be on Saturday, 13th July 2019, and showcases popular music featuring dance.

Saturday, 13th July 2019, 7.30pm, in St. Francis' Church, Bournville. (Sycamore Rd, Birmingham B30 2AA.)

Conductor: Jon Hargreaves


Tickets are £11 normal price, £6 for students and £2 for children 11 or under. They are now available online via

November Playday: Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

The November 2019 Playday will be on Saturday, 2nd November, when we will be studying Saint-Saëns’ Symphony number 3. Click the link for more details, including itinerary.

Orchestral ‘playday’ on 2nd November 2019

Cost: £10

(Please note that spaces may be limited, particularly for woodwind, brass, keyboard and percussion)

Winter concert, February 2019

The Winter 2019 concert was on Saturday 9th February 2019 at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

Conducted by Jon Hargreaves.

Brahms: Double concerto in A minor, Opus 102, for Violin and Cello with Michael Bochmann (violin) and Peter Adams (cello)
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite number 1, Opus 46
Dvořák Symphony number 8 in G major, Opus 88

Join us!

Places are currently available in a number of sections of the orchestra, e.g. most string instruments, and some others. 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.