Solihull Music Service – Main concert dates 2017-18

Dear Parents, schools and pupils,

Please find below the main concert dates for this acdemic year. As we get closer to each event further information will be posted on our website.

Solihull Music Service concert dates and exciting project news!

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Main concert dates

w/b 27th November – Featuring performances at Shirley Methodist church, Bushell Hall and Landrover Social Club.

w/b 19th March – Featuring performances at Shirley Methodist church, Bushell Hall and Landrover Social Club.

w/b 25th June – Featuring performances at the Core Theatre and to include keys stage 1 singing workshops during the day.

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These events in partnership with Rock and Pop Festival Trust are open to all bands from Solihull Schools. Bands from Schools/SMS/SMC are invited to perform at the many Rock and Pop Nights that SMS organise. These take place at various venues around the borough- but principally at the Core Theatre and Solihull Moors FC.

11th/13th Oct – The Core

24th Nov – The Core

13/14th Dec – Solihull Moors

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This will feature most of our secondary schools and selected primary school to come together to form a mass orchestra – this has not been done by any other music hub. The orchestra will perform pieces from BBC 10 pieces. It is also hoped that a keys stage 3 choir (supported by Armonico) will be involved. Julian Lloyd Webber is supporting this event with support from BCU

Friday 16th February: OSoSiC II concert in Warwick Arts Centre.

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Solihull is the only authority to put this event on in the country and enjoys a unique relationship with the World Famous Cavern Club. As we celebrate our 10 year anniversary in partnership with Liverpool’s 10th anniversary of them being city of culture we are doing something completely different. Therefore on the  9th/10th July SMS will be taking over 3 stages at the Cavern – The Cavern Pub for open mic acts, Famous Cavern stage for bands of 4-6, Live Lounge for school ensembles. Hopefully, with street food and buskers etc it will create a real festival feel!

This will feature over 500 Solihull Pupils over the two days.

WCET Concertswac – these concerts feature over 300 pupils from our primary schools coming together after being taught as part of the Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (wcet) program. These are amazing events and will take place at the Warwick Arts Centre and Bushell Hall

5th March – Brass Blast – WAC

15th May – String Explosion- WAC

29th June – Guitar –WAC

TBC June – Woodwind – Bushell Hall

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Through our partnership with Armonico, we are now delivering parts of National Strategy for singing offering opportunities to perform large scale works.

Alderbrook will be performing as part of Beowulf in Bushall Hall on Wednesday 11th October.

Lyndon, St Peter’s, Chapelfields and Ulverely will be in the participating in the Choir Creation scheme this term.

The next large scale performance will be on Monday 26th March in the Royal Albert Hall.

Information for all SMS concerts will be available on the Music service website

 and tickets are available from the Core box office: