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Community Spirit with Black Voices

Sunday 3 July 2022 3pm - 4pm
Butterworth Hall
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Tickets: Free, but please book via Box Office


1 hr

Recommended Age:
Suitable for all

Bringing together local choirs from across the region, led by our Artists in Residence, Black Voices. Be one of the first to hear this new commission for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, conducted by Ken Burton.

As Warwick Arts Centre’s newest artists-in-residence, Black Voices is running this programme here for the first time, welcoming choirs from across Coventry and Warwickshire to meet monthly for mass rehearsals in Butterworth Hall and continuing their own rehearsals within their communities in between. Choir leaders are working closely with Black Voices and their Creative Producer, Carol Pemberton MBE.

2022, the year of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, sees the largest ever number of participants, sharing a range of anthems and working together to launch the world premiere of our specially commissioned work, We Rise, composed and directed by Ken Burton. Ken Burton is a British choral and orchestral conductor, known for his work on BBC1 Songs Of Praise, he was also choirmaster for the Oscar and Grammy winning Marvel film Black Panther

Participating Choirs:

  • Black Voices
  • City of Coventry Male Voice Choir
  • Senza Nome
  • Synergy
  • The Belles of Three Spires
  • The Myton Hospices Choir
  • The Three Spires Barbershop
  • The University of Warwick Choir
  • The Warwickshire Singers
  • The Woodland Singers

Get your tickets 

Join us for a special preview of this rousing large-scale concert where a mass of choral voices sing together as one. Email box office [javascript protected email address] or call on 024 7649 6000 to secure your tickets.

We are deeply grateful to Peter How for his support of We Rise, and this concert is dedicated to Jane How and her tireless commitment and support of the arts.

More about Community Spirit

Community Spirit was originally created in 2009 as a project between B:Music and its Associate Artists, Black Voices. Annually, the project celebrates the variety and excellence of choral singing in the West Midlands, creating an opportunity for regional choirs to share repertoire and form lasting friendships through singing together.