City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy the exquisite classics at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall
It’s considered one of the world’s greatest - the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) really is a unique gem.
You'll feel amazed by the electrifying performances and passion oozing from the conductors.
Before arriving, take in the hustle and bustle with a drink at the Champagne Gallery.
You can nibble on a selection of savoury snacks as you chat about the upcoming concert. Then feel a rush of excitement fill your body as you take your seat in the impressive concert space.
The gorgeous sounds of violins, french horns, percussion, and cellos will send chills down your spine and maybe even bring a small tear to your eye.
You’ll probably get to see one of the world-renowned conductors, from Simon Halsey to Michael Seal, excitedly directing the orchestra.
It’s a special time to visit too. Off the back of celebrating its centennial, you’ll feel the same sense of pride as the orchestra does as you sit through a magical concert.
Fancy having a go yourself?
There are more than 750 members up and down the country across the four choruses – why not put your interest forward and become part of a world-renowned chorus?
Perhaps you’d like to step away from the spotlight but still get involved? Take the CBSO home with you and the family can get stuck in with the online classes.
MusicBox encourages children to sing and get creative, and Story Corner engages children with storytelling accompanied by sounds from a full symphony orchestra.
The next time you visit, you may get to see a performance at the CBSO Centre, a short walk from Symphony Hall where choruses and the orchestra rehearse.
The Justham Auditorium is a 300-seat venue where your eyes will get lost in the dramatic high ceilings and impressive lighting equipment above your gaze.
Quite simply, the CBSO will leave you feeling inspired and in awe of the incredibly talented musicians.
We recommend making a night of it. Why not take in a beautiful concert at Symphony Hall and stay the evening at one of the surrounding hotels?
It’s the best way to soak up the orchestra atmosphere for a little while longer.