John Joubert (1927-2019)

We are saddened to learn of the death of John Joubert (1927-2019) this week. South African by birth, John and his wife Mary have lived in Birmingham since the 1960s when John took up a post in the music department at

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Love culture, hate cuts #BrumBudget19

Since 2010 most of Birmingham’s main cultural organisations have already faced cuts of around 80%. Birmingham City Council is currently consulting the public on a budget for 2019-20 that proposes a further cut of nearly 50% in their grants to arts and cultural organisations.

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“three hours of radiant purity” – 5* Christmas Oratorio review

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“Musical ingenuity at its most mind-boggling and awe-inspiring” – 5* review of In 40 Parts

“If 21st century western culture had different values, perhaps the Royal Concert Hall would have been encircled on Sunday night by international TV crews reporting on human ingenuity at its most mind-boggling. Instead miracles were allowed to happen calmly and

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“sublime from beginning to end … visceral strength” – 5* review of In 40 Parts

“sublime from beginning to end. As the title suggests the choir sings in an astounding 40 parts. Mostly, the choir is divided into 8 choirs each with 5 parts (SATBB). The singers are arranged in their choirs across the stage

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Singing Medicine receives a generous grant from Warwickshire Freemasons

Some of the most seriously ill children in the West Midlands will continue to benefit from Singing Medicine, thanks to a generous grant of £45,000 from Warwickshire Freemasons. Ex Cathedra’s award-winning Singing Medicine vocal tutors from Birmingham’s world-class choir engage

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