The Christmas Spirit

Yesterday there was a real Christmas spirit in the air as we performed at two events and were joined by old and new friends.

At the Bournville Gardens Christmas Fayre we had a great time entertaining the resident’s, friends and family.

This was followed by our evening concert with Bournville-Vocal-Ease Ladies Choir, St Francis Children’s Choir and Bournville Bell Choir. The event was a great success and everyone put on a fantastic performance to a packed St Francis Church.

A huge thank you to all of our friends from bands around the Midlands who helped us out at Bournville Church concert. Unfortunately some of our band member were unwell and we were grateful for the last minute support from other players (both old and new faces). That’s the spirit of Christmas and brass banding!

Our thanks go out to Cubbington Silver Band, Royal Spa Brass, and Birmingham Schools Symphony Orchestra, as well previous members of CBBB and old friends for supporting us.

We’ve still got some gigs this festive season, see our events calendar for more dates!

Christmas Concert with Bournville Choirs

St. Francis Church Christmas Concert
Presented by:
St. Francis Church Children’s Choir
Bournville-Vocal-Ease Ladies Choir
Bournville Bell Choir

With special guests:
City of Birmingham Brass Band

Tickets –
Adults – £7
Children – £5

Tickets are available from the St Francis Church parish office on 0121 472 7215.

The stage is almost set…

There are just two days until our Christmas Concert with Bournville Choirs.

On Saturday night, a concert is being held at St Francis Church, Bournville and will feature the City of Birmingham Brass Band, Bournville-Vocal-Ease Ladies Choir, St Francis Children’s Choir, and Bournville Bell Choir.

With a mixed programme of traditional Christmas carols, and lively festive pieces, this promises to be an entertaining evening for all.

In addition to the music, there will also be a raffle, mulled wine and a cake sale.

Tickets are available from the St Francis Church Parish office or on the door. For more information, see the poster below. See you there!

Get your tickets for our Christmas Concert

There’s less than two weeks to go until our Christmas Concert.

We’re joining forces with Bournville Choirs on the 7th December to present a special evening of festive musical treats.

The event will be held at St Francis Church Bournville from 6:30pm, and will feature Bournville-Vocal-Ease Ladies Choir, St Francis Church Children’s Choir, City of Birmingham Brass Band and Bournville Bell Choir.

With both well-loved Christmas carols and foot-tapping festive tunes there’ll be something for everyone. A raffle, mulled wine and a cake sale will round-off the event.

Tickets are £7 (£5 for children) and are available from the St Francis Church parish office on 0121 472 7215 so get yours now!

Proms ‘Around The World’

CBBB has held a ‘Last Night of the Proms concert at Joseph Chamberlain College for several years now, but this one was certainly our most exciting yet! This year, we teamed up with Handsworth Community Choir to deliver a shared programme with a Round the World theme, followed by a traditional Proms finale.

We were also lucky enough to have children from the One Handed Musical Instrument Trust as guest stars! In case all this wasn’t exciting enough, the concert also included the premiere of ‘One With You’, a hauntingly beautiful piece written and composed by our bass trombonist Iain Jackson, and a brilliant performance of ‘National Express’ by Divine Comedy, which was specially arranged for the concert by MD Ben Hewlett-Davies.

Although the weather was not on our side, this was our best attended and most unique Proms concert to date; in fact we nearly couldn’t fit all the audience and their picnics into the hall! We are extremely grateful to Handsworth Community Choir and OHMI for helping us create such a wonderful showcase of community music making in Birmingham, and are really hoping we can help these connections grow in the coming years to keep making our concerts even more varied and interesting!