City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Charity information

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Over nine decades since Sir Edward Elgar conducted the inaugural concert, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has grown into a 90-piece ensemble with a worldwide reputation, rooted in Birmingham

Founded 1920

  • Mission statement

    The CBSO exists to offer musical excellence in performance and education for the widest possible audience in the West Midlands and to act as an ambassador for city, the region and the UK.

  • Aims

    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra aims to:

    • act as an ambassador for Birmingham, the West Midlands and the UK.
    • offer musical excellence in performance and education for the widest possible audiences
    • cover a broad repertoire, including new music via a family of instrumental and choral ensembles, led by a world class symphony orchestra
  • Overview

    Established: November 1920

    Registered Charity Number: 506276

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 105

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 0121 616 6510

    Address: CBSO Centre Berkley Street Birmingham B1 2LF

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  • Project Remix with the CBSO

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