barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Barber Concerts

The Barber Institute is home to Europe’s finest art deco concert hall, and boasts a chamber music and recital series dating back to 1945. The internationally acclaimed Barber Evening Concerts are presented alongside regular free Friday lunchtime concerts. We also present the Barber Opera and a variety of family/learning concerts, and performances in partnership with festivals including the Birmingham International Piano Festival, CrossCurrents, and the annual student Summer Festival of Music.

Concerts are funded by the Henry Barber Trust and programmed by the Head of University Music and Concerts, Jo Sweet –

For information please contact Lucy Baker, Concerts and Marketing Administrator –

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The programme includes:

Lunchtime Concerts

Evening Concerts

Family Concerts

Birmingham International Piano Festival

Summer Festival of Music

Barber Opera



Wed 5 February 7.30–9.30pm

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King Edward’s Schools

Friday 22 November, 1pm

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Onyx Brass

Friday 15 November, 1pm

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Binchois Consort

Friday 29 November, 1pm

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