Birmingham Opera Company is scouting for people to get involved in our next big production, Khovansygate, in April 2014. We're looking for people to get involved in singing, acting and dancing. First up is the call for singers. There's a special open day event on November 23rd at The Bond in Fazeley Street. There's more information HERE
Graham Vick and Richard Willacy will be giving the Keynote Address to the Digital City Culture Day hosted by BBC Birmingham, BBC Academy and Arts Council England. This is a high level gathering of the best of cultural and digital practitioners in the region. We're delighted that Graham and Richard have been invited to share their experience of creating and developing cultural content ranging from world-wide streaming of Mittwoch aus Licht to documenting performances and work at grass roots in Birmingham with users SIFA Fireside and residents at Kerria Court.
We're recruiting for Chorus Mentors for our new production of Khovanskygate by Musorgsky. The call is for professional singers interested in extending their skills into participation practice as well as performing.
Rehearsals begin in January 2014 and the performances are in late April/early May. You will be working with Chorus Master, Jonathan Laird preparing and rehearsing our volunteer chorus drawn from across the city and beyond. We're currently seeking professionally trained singers to take a lead in mentoring our volunteers through the process starting with score-reading to enthusiastic encouragement in rehearsals, through staging and finally to the premiere on 22nd April 2014.
Details of how to apply and a schedule are included in the link to the .pdf below:
A bumper weekend of thrills, performances and encounters - all FREE! To mark the opening of the Library of Birmingham the City's arts organisations are joining forces to celebrate with a weekend of outdoor arts. Friday 6 to Sun 8 September.
Featuring artists from across the UK as well as the best of home grown - including Birmingham Opera Company - there's plenty for everybody in the city's central squares. Oozells, Centenary, Chamberlain and Victoria. They'll all be transformed with live music, dance, art, film, circus, theatre...and a dose of the unexpected. And it's all FREE.
Birmingham Opera Company will be at the heart of it all in the form of singer Byron Jackson with Sergey Rybin at the piano giving us a flavour of what to expect from The Russians are coming... It's a big year coming up for us exploring the work of Modest Musorgsky culminating in performances of Khovanskygate with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in April 2014.
We'll be performing in the Amphitheatre of the Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square on Saturday 7th at 1.30pm and 3.30pm and on Sunday 8th at 1pm and 3pm. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE
We'll post more information here but you can catch up with all the news at www.4squaresweekender.com
By popular vote Graham Vick has been awarded the Midlands Lifetime Achievement Award at the Birmingham Made Me Design Expo 2013 held at Millennium Point. The celebration of the best of Midlands design and creativity saw a shortlist including Paul Smith, Stella McCartney and Lord Jones of Birmingham. Here's a film celebrating the award with Graham filmed by Sam Lewis of Ember Television.
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