Spires Music telephone: 01926 774644
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Page last updated:
Tuesday 16 June, 2015


Spires Music is an organisation that exists to give Coventry, Warwickshire and the local region greater access to the riches of the classical repertoire from musicians performing at a professional level.

It was founded in 2005 by Colin Touchin, formerly Director of Music at Warwick University, as a means of fulfilling a desire to create the opportunity for professional and advanced non-professional musicians to work together to provide high quality choral and orchestral performances. It has grown from three or four concerts a year, but has expanded in the last year.

Spires Music comprises the Spires Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) and the Spires Philharmonic Chorus (SPC). From 2011 to 2015 we also ran the Spires Youth Orchestra to allow young musicians between 11 and 21 to perform at the highest level possible in the region. With the merger of the Coventry Youth Orchestra with Warwickshire youth music activites in 2015, we closed the SYO to give the new Coventry and Warwick Youth Orchestra the best chance. We encourage young musicians to join the CWYO, but the most able (grade 8 or above) are welcome to audition for the professional/amateur Spires Philharmonic Orchestra.

For further background details see this page here, and for all other information about the organisation, please use the links at the top and bottom of each page.

Next Event — Friday 3rd July 2015, 7.30 pm

Our next concert on Friday 3rd July 2015 will be presented at Earlsdon Methodist Church, Coventry by the Spires Philhamornic Chorus, and the Birmingham Conservatoire String Quartet. The Concert is entitled: Haydn and Cakes in Summertime.

The concert will be conducted by Jack Lovell and will feature The Bird String Quartet in C major, a selection of Haydn part-songs and the Little Organ Mass.

Homemade refreshments will be available in the interval

For full details of this concert, see the concert page here. And for a full size poster click on the thumbnail.

The concert will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 available on the door or from the Coventry Tourist Information Centre: 024 7622 5616, email: tic@cvone.co.uk.

2015-16 calendar

The first event of the 2015-16 season will be on Saturday 7th November at Earlsdon Methodist Church, Albany Road, Earlsdon beginning at 7.30pm.

The event will feature the Spires Philharmonic Chorus in association with Earlsdon Research Group. Sing Us Your Dreams: music and words with original poems and newly composed music alongside films, presentations, videos and displays about the First World War. Free admission.

For further concerts in the 2015-16 season, see the full Calendar page.

Concert archives

An archive of previous Spires concerts has now been prepared and can be accessed from the Concert Archives page.


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