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Community Spirit

Recruitment now open for Community Spirit 2018! 

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.   

Last year saw over 400 Community Spirit singers delighting an audience of more than 1,100 people.  We are delighted to offer participating choirs the opportunity to perform on Symphony Halls’ stage, as well as our foyers in our pre-performance celebration once again!

If you run, belong to, or know of a local choir please share the news and encourage them to apply. Application packs can be downloaded here:

Community Spirit Application Form

Community Spirit 2018 Info Application Form V2
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Next year’s concert will take place at Symphony Hall on Sunday 8 July 2018.

Please keep an eye on this page and Town Hall Symphony Hall social media to find out when tickets go on sale. 

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For further information please contact our Project Manager (Community Engagement) lucy.mulgrew@thsh.co.uk or 0121 644 5006 or education@thsh.co.uk

This project is subject to external funding.


Community Spirit Concert at Symphony Hall – Sunday 9 July 2017

Community Spirit 2017 took place at Symphony Hall on Sunday 9th July, featuring eight community choirs alongside THSH’s Associate Artists, Black Voices.

An enthusiastic audience of nearly 1,200 people enjoyed an uplifting and inspiring concert on the theme of ‘Voices in harmony, sharing life and culture in Birmingham'.  The choirs performed a varied mix of pop, gospel and soul, along with included songs sung in Polish and Zulu. Inspired by the Halas Homes Sing and Sign choir, all singers performed two special signed songs.  

Community Spirit means a lot to the people participating in it.  Here’s some of their views…


Find out more about the project from Creative Producer, Carol Pemberton MBE

Discover how accompanist Chris Collis composed a new piece used by this year's choirs

What's Community Spirit like for some of our choir members?