Community Spirit

Community Spirit Online


Joining instructions will be sent out to all bookers an hour before the event.



Carol Pemberton MBE
Black Voices
Celia Wickham Anderson
Black Voices
Sandra Francis
Black Voices
Beverley Robinson
Black Voices
Shereece Storrod
Artistic Director

While our iconic venues are closed as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, Community Spirit workshops continue online.

Karen Gibson

Join The Kingdom Choir's Karen Gibson MBE on Saturday 30 January at 10am. Karen is an award-winning choir conductor and workshop leader known for the high quality of her work. 

She has been involved with vocal groups and choirs for over 25 years and has been instrumental in drawing together and conducting some of the most prestigious large-scale choirs for a variety of gospel and community initiatives. 

Liz Swain

Join Liz Swain on Saturday 27 February at 10am. Liz is an internationally recognised solo and choral vocalist and choral director, rapidly becoming a mainstay of the UK’s burgeoning choral scene. 

She is now known for her work across a range of genres including jazz, classical, pop, gospel, funk and hip hop, directing and performing at some of the world’s best-known concert halls and venues.

Community Spirit is a project run by Town Hall Symphony Hall in partnership with THSH Associate Artists, Black Voices.  The project offers local community choirs the opportunity to share repertoire and perform as a collective in a large-scale concert in Symphony Hall. 

How to take part

  • Secure your place by booking a free ticket – please select your vocal range (it will automatically select alto), to ensure that at the session we have a broad mix of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses.
  • You will receive an e-mail nearer the workshop date with a link to the online workshop – which will be run through a Zoom meeting 

Watch this example session

Who can apply?

  • People of all ages and abilities from Community Choirs based in the Birmingham & West Midlands area
  • Previous project participants of Community Spirit and newcomers 

This year Community Spirit was due to celebrate 10 years as a choral music festival. Community Spirit’s 10th Anniversary will now take place at Symphony Hall on Sunday 4 July 2021


Group singing crafts togetherness in communities; your gift means choir members can regularly experience the joy of singing.

  • Sat 30 Jan 202110:00amBOOK A FREE SPACE
  • Sat 27 Feb 202110:00amBOOK A FREE SPACE