The South Birmingham Sinfonia is a full sized non-professional symphony orchestra committed to music-making of the highest standard, based in Bournville, Birmingham, UK. We perform a wide range of music including major symphonic works and concertos with professional soloists, conducted by our musical director Sabrina Ko. Concert series are presented twice yearly, for which the orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings during term-time. South Birmingham Sinfonia is honoured to have distinguished international violinist Michael Bochmann as its Honorary Patron.

“The music-making was committed and passionate… incredibly impressive playing.”

Recent concerts and playdays

February 2024

Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Reinecke’s Flute Concerto with Emma Brown, and Brahms’ First Symphony, in St Francis’, Bournville.

November 2023

Quinborne Choir with South Birmingham Sinfonia, performing Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Haydn’s London Symphony, and choral works by Mozart, Eybler and the Haydns

October 2023

Playday for Mahler’s
Fifth Symphony, at our rehearsal venue, Bournville Quaker Meeting House. After rehearsing the whole symphony, we played through some of the movements.

July 2023

Carwithen’s One Damn Thing after Another, Bridge’s The Sea, and Elgar’s First Symphony, in a deluged St Francis’, Bournville

February 2023

Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with Charlotte Moseley, and Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, in Shirley Methodist Church

October 2022

Playday for Holst’s
The Planets Suite, at our rehearsal venue, Bournville Quaker Meeting House. Members and guests rehearsed the whole suite, closing with an informal performance of selected movements.

Join us

Places may be available in a number of sections of the orchestra, e.g. most string instruments, and some others. Please consider joining!

Supporting Birmingham Hospice

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