Bournville Clarinet Choir is dedicated to creating and presenting new music for clarinet ensembles. The choir is an exciting opportunity for committed and enthusiastic clarinettists to rehearse and perform to a high standard while supporting local community events.
Although the majority of our members are amateurs (aged 18+) they include music students, teachers and retired professionals. Some are local Brummies but others travel from as far afield as Coventry, Leicestershire and Gloucestershire. At present there are about twenty members mostly playing the standard Bb clarinet as well as Eb, Alto, Bass, Contra Alto and Contra Bass.
We rehearse roughly fortnightly on wednesdays in term time at Weoley Hill United Reformed Church, Selly Oak, Birmingham. A few additional ad hoc sessions are arranged to supplement the main rehearsals to allow greater focus on technical aspects of clarinet playing or performance.
The choir holds its own Playday which gives members an opportunity to play new material in smaller groups/quartets as well as ongoing concert repertoire.
Our clarinet family in order of pitch from high to low:
Clarinet in Eb
Clarinet in Bb
Alto Clarinet in Eb
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Contra Alto Clarinet in Eb
Contrabass Clarinet in Bb