2017/18 Members’ Page


Rehearsal dates are shown below.  They take place throughout the year on Tuesdays at Newman House Catholic Chaplaincy,
29 Harrisons Road  Edgbaston Birmingham  B15 3QR
from 7.15 pm until 9.30 pm, with a 15-minute break.

Members pay a separate subscription for each season (Spring, Summer and Christmas). The 2018 subscriptions  will include membership of the John Fletcher website until December 2018.

Sing Noël !
Friday 15th December, 2.15 pm and 7.00 pm with a morning rehearsal at Town Hall,  Birmingham

The last rehearsal, due to take place on Tuesday December 12 HAS BEEN CANCELLED TO TO THE ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS!


BBC Breakfast – 19th December

During December, BBC Breakfast is running a series of films looking at the health and well-being effects of singing.  In the run up to Christmas, even the least confident of singers might find themselves joining in.  They’re planning to Get Britain Singing with 6 choirs throughout the UK, so look out for the Midlands Hospitals’ Choir, dressed appropriately in Christmas garb, live on BBC Breakfast, some time between 8.30 am and 9.00 am on the 19th!



Massed Choir – 6 pm Sunday 22nd April 2018  at Symphony Hall
The English Premiere of Dewi Sant by Sir Karl Jenkins, along with great choral classics


A joint venture with Phoenix Singers Birmingham and Canoldir Male Choir with invited adults and young people from several choirs, including Uttoxeter Choral Society, Dodderhill  School, Four Oaks Cluster Choirs, Moreton Hall School for Girls, St. Francis Church Children’s Choir and Bournville Vocal Ease Ladies Choir.

The concert will support Acorns Children’s Hospice, with a retiring collection.

An introduction to Dewi Sant for all interested people will take place in the Octagon at Edgbaston High School for Girls,
Westbourne Road, Birmingham  B15 3TS on Saturday  13th January
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm (entrance fee for adult singers £1)

Pre-register for the season – £40 cheques payable to
Midlands Hospitals Choir and handed/posted to the Secretary

Rehearsals (12):
16, 23, 30 January
6, 13, (not 20th) 27 February
6, 13, 20, 27 March
(not 3rd) 10, 17 April

A full rehearsal for all singers will be held at the Octagon on Saturday 14th April, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
(entrance fee for adult singers £1)

Summer Concert –  Saturday 14th July
3.00 pm with a morning rehearsal
Concert Venue: tba
Rehearsals (10 plus 2 Saturdays):
April 24
May 1, 15, 22
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10

Saturday rehearsals will take place on 12th May and 23rd June (venue to be confirmed).

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