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Page last updated:
Saturday 28 March, 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. In 2012-13 about twelve performances will be given including the Youth Orchestra tour of Poland.
Spires Music comprises the Spires Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO), the Spires Philharmonic Chorus (SPC) and the Spires Youth Orchestra (SYO). The last was founded in 2011 to allow young musicians between 11 and 21 to perform at the highest level possible in the region. The large catchment area ensures access for as many good young musicians as is practicable, and the best players also perform in the Spires Philharmonic Orchestra, giving a smooth transition for young players from initial orchestral experience to professional standards.
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.
Our next concert on Saturday 11th April 2015 will be presented the Spires Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.
The concert will be conducted by Colin Touchin and will feature the Second Symphony by Brahms, and Mozart's Requiem.
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 2.30pm. Tickets are £12 (concessions £8) and a family ticket will cost £18 available on the door or from the Coventry Tourist Information Centre: 024 7622 5616, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The outline calendar for the 2014-15 season can now be viewed from the calendar page.
An archive of previous Spires concerts has now been prepared and can be accessed from the Concert Archives page.
Review of combined concert on 16th November 2012 at All Saints, Leamington by Clive Peacock
For a review of the King Henry VIII concert on 31st October 2009 by Clive Peacock, published in the Leamington Courier, see this page here.
For a review of the Spires Youth Orchestra Inaugural Concert on 3rd January 2012 by Clive Peacock, published in the Leamington Courier, see this page here.