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Lunchtime Concerts

Florentine Arts Ensemble

Friday 29 May 1.10pm

Befitting for The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the Florentine Arts Ensemble explore the relationship between music and art.

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Concerts

Summer Festival Opera: Albert Herring

12-14 June

Britten’s only comic opera, Albert Herring is a charming and farcical musical treat, presented by the Summer Festival Opera with a talented student cast.

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Concerts

The Noël Coward Archive: Lecture and Concert

Tuesday 16 June 1.10pm-3.30pm

We celebrate the University’s Noël Coward archive with an afternoon of music and a talk presented by University of Sheffield PhD student, Laura Milburn.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival: Sarah Lenka

Friday 10 July 1.10pm

We host two stellar acts as part of the Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival, to finish off a summer term packed with performances. The Festival runs from 3-12 July across the city.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival: Art Themen Quartet

Friday 3 July 1.10pm

The wonderfully original saxophonist Art Themen managed throughout a long and successful career as an orthopaedic surgeon to build a major reputation on the British jazz and blues scene, initially picking up national awards with the Cambridge University Jazz Band, then playing and touring with the likes of Alexis Korner, Mick Jagger and Jack Bruce before lending his Sonny Rollins-influenced tenor sax into many top jazz groups.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Summer Festival Voices

Friday 19 June 1.10pm

Summer Festival Voices is a mixed chamber choir directed by second year music student Jack Apperley. They present a programme of works written in the early parts of composers’ careers including the world premiere of a work by student composer Oliver Frost.

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Evening Concerts

How to book

You can purchase tickets for Barber Evening Concerts at the reception desk in The Barber Institute of Fine Arts during normal opening hours, over the phone or online.

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Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Fridays at 1.10pm, Barber Concert Hall

A series of free lunchtime concerts by professional musicians, taking place every Friday during term time.

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