A season pass includes tickets to attend exceptional performances in partnership with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society including: the award-winning ensemble of 20th and 21st century composers, Borromeo String Quartet; clarinetist and two-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Richard Stoltzman; acclaimed pianist, recitalist and chamber musician, Drew Petersen; and cellist, composer and curator and recently named TED Senior Fellow, Joshua Roman.
The Birmingham Boys Choir is a nonprofit civic organization built with the purpose of allowing talented boys in the greater Birmingham area an opportunity to develop their gifts in a field of concentrated study. We teach music, reading, literacy, vocal skills and more! The Birmingham Boys Choir auditions boys from second grade and above throughout the year with enrollment taking place in January and July. For more information, please call the BBC office at 205-767-9219 or visit our website at www.birminghamboyschoir.org and click on the “Auditions” tab. This is a free event, and no ticket is required.
The Tap Nutcracker reimagines the beloved Christmas story so many fans have enjoyed since 1892. Fusing Tchaikovsky’s classic score that we all know and love with the percussive elements of tap dance, our production creates a brand-new tradition designed to bring the dance community together. Prepare for a magical experience that will enchant and entertain young and old alike!
Kick off the holidays with Sounds of the Season, a concert of favorites, both sacred and secular. This family-friendly concert is an audience favorite, jam-packed with classic Christmas carols and beloved songs of the holidays! It is a true gift of the season, certain to put you in the holiday spirit! This concert features guest soloists, members of the Opera Birmingham Studio at Samford University, and the Opera Birmingham Chorus.
There is something timeless about Christmas Carols. There are songs that put your soul at ease and bring about that familiar feeling of peace, good will, family and the holiday spirit. From Santa Clause is Coming to Town to White Christmas to O, Holy Night, Charles evokes the stylized sound of traditional jazz and the American songbook, delivering a dose of classic holiday cheer to a modern audience. Reminiscent of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, Billingsley deftly swings with the sound of the band, presenting vintage holiday tunes with big band flair. Join us for a night of festivities and fun! Also Featuring Sadie Goodman Listening to Sadie Goodman sing is like being transported back to the glory days of the Metropolitan Opera. A true master of her voice, every note carries an emotional clarity that is rare in a singer who is as technically savvy as Sadie. She and Charles are a dynamite duet that should not be missed! Big Band, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra This award-winning, high energy band out of Nashville is a unique blend of brass with strong jazz and big band roots.
The Samford Honor Band Festival for middle and high school students to connect with fellow musicians, our wonderful faculty and the distinguished guest conductors.
Acclaimed young American pianist, Drew Petersen, is a sought-after soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He has been praised for his commanding and poetic performances of repertoire ranging from Bach to Zaimont. He is the recipient of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship. This event is part of the Davis Architects and Birmingham Chamber Music Society Guest Artist Series.
In the same manner as vocalists, actors, and authors communicate through lyrics, lines, and texts, dancers use movement to share what they are thinking and how they are feeling. Words are not the only way to express oneself. Dance can help tell a story and convey emotions, thoughts, and feelings in a way that is meaningful to themselves and their audience. In Voices, the Samford Dance Company will explore various ways of communicating, combining non-verbal expression with song, spoken word, and other soundscapes. This production is part of the Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series.
The Man Church Conference is a gathering of men who want to experience God’s presence in a transformational way. Featuring powerful worship, biblically rooted preaching, and authentic fellowship with thousands of other men seeking to become who God desires them to be, the Man Church Conference is an experience that can’t be missed. Back for its second year, The Man Church Conference will feature worship from Chuck Hooten and powerful teaching from Robby Gallaty, Rick Burgess, Rich Wingo, and Andy Blanks.
The Vienna Boys Choir is one of the most famous choirs in the world, and one of its oldest. Boys have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since at least 1296. In 1498, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna, where he established the Imperial Chapel and the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the court attracted musicians like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner. Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were choirboys themselves. Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court. The Vienna Boys Choir is represented by Opus 3 Artists. This event is a part of the Davis Architects Guest Artist Series in collaboration with the Samford University Wright Center. Society.
Joshua Roman is a solo cellist, accomplished composer, and curator whose performances embrace musical styles from Bach to Radiohead. Roman was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015 and is currently the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s inaugural artist-in-residence. Before setting off on his unique path as a soloist, Roman was the Seattle Symphony’s principal cellist—a job he won at 22. He has since earned renown for genre-bending repertoire and wide-ranging collaborations. His performance of the complete "Six Suites for Solo Cello" by J.S. Bach on TED's Facebook Page garnered 980,000 live viewers, with millions more for his Main Stage TED Talks/Performances. This included an improvisational performance with Tony-winner/MacArthur Genius, Bill T. Jones and East African vocalist Somi. This performance is part of the Davis Guest Artist Series in Partnership with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting 30 plays in 60 minutes. Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. This collection of comic, tragic, political, personal and abstract plays gives you the chance to program your own evening of entertainment.
Book, Lyrics, and Music by Ryan Scott Oliver, 2023 Kleban Prize Recipient After a devastating succession of crushing hurricanes, the leadership have determined that life on the island of Haverness is no longer sustainable, and they must abandon it immediately. All the adults, small children, and the elderly have hurriedly evacuated Haverness to acquire new homes, new jobs, and set up new lives on the mainland, leaving behind a small collection of young adult volunteers to finish handling the abandonment. Widow Clack lives an exiled life running a lighthouse with her brother on the storm-crushed island. When a young man is found dead on the beach, the remaining collection of young adults combust into dangerous accusations leading to devastating division. Once a final, unexpected storm impacts the island, can Widow save the villagers from themselves? This production is part of the Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series. *Please note that the show includes language and content intended for mature audiences.