Spires Music telephone: 01926 774644
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Page last updated:
Thursday 5 November, 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 Events — Saturday 7 November 2015

Our next concert will be on Saturday 7 November and presented by the Spires Philharmonic Chorus in association with Earlsdon Research Group. Venue: Earlsdon Methodist Church, Albany Road, Earlsdon. Conductor: Jack Lovell.

Programme entitled 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.

The words for the meditation are by Avril Newey, and the music by Mike Torbe, together with contributions from The Earlsdon Research Group.

Please note that this concert will now begin at 2.30pm. Free admission.

For a larger version of the poster, click on the thumbnail or here.

Saturday 14 November 2015

The Sing us your Dreams programme will be repeated at Lancaster Priory on Saturday 14 November 2015 at 4.00pm.

Sing us your dreams is a meditation in music, images and local stories on aspects of World War I and its aftermath. This event seeks not only to honour those local men and women who, a century ago, returned from the Great War, but will also provide their descendants with the opportunity to record their names and stories.

For a larger version of the poster, click on the thumbnail or here.

Come and Sing Day — 16 January 2016

Our next "Come and Sing" day will be 16 January 2016. Join us to sing choruses from Handel's Messiah with the Spires Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jack Lovell.

Event will be at King Henry VIII School Hall, Warwick Road, Coventry, CV3 6AQ. Registration and coffee: 9.30am. Informal performance at 4.00pm to which all are welcome - join us for afternoon tea at 3.40pm. Cost £15/12 for singers; audience free.

For more information call 024 7654 3431 or email here.

2015-16 calendar

The next three concerts are outlined above.

For details of 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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