Spires Music is an organisation that exists to give Coventry, Warwickshire and the local region greater access to the riches of the classical musical 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 bottom of each page.
Next Event — 14 January 2017
Play and Sing Workshop
The Hall, King Henry VIII School, Warwick Road, Coventry CV34 6AQ
Spires Music invites both instrumental players and singers to join us for a full-day workshop taking Schubert's Mass No 5 in A flat as the subject work.
The workshop will be led by Spires' Chorus Director and Orchestra Co-ordinator, Jack Lovell.
Registration is from 9.30 am with the first working session at 10.00 am. Visitors and friends are warmly invited to join us from 3.40 pm for afternoon tea and a full informal performance of the work at 4.00 pm. The day will conclude at 5.00 pm.
Please download our leaflet here for further details and to register your interest as either instrumentalist or singer. For more information please contact the orchestra manager on 077 8742 0493 or email using this link.
For your diary
Easter Concert: Saturday 22 April 2017 at 2.30 pm.
Spires Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Conductor Colin Touchin, present Brahms' Symphony No 4 in E minor and the Schubert Mass No 5 in Ab, at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry CV1 5EX.
Further information, contact and ticket details will be published later.