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Bournville Clarinet Choir was founded in 2015 in the Bournville area of Birmingham by Nigel Wood.  

This was made possible by a vision award for the development of community projects by the Bournville Village Trust.

The choir has become a well-established ensemble, consisting of around 20 clarinettists, and the line up of instruments includes the entire clarinet family, ranging from the tiny E flat clarinet down to the impressive contrabass.

The choir gives several concerts in the local area throughout the year, often collaborating with other local groups and soloists.  They also play at events such as the Bournville Christmas festival and the national heritage open days in Bournville.

Much of the choir's music is composed or arranged by Music Director Nigel Wood, but some of the members have been inspired to create additional arrangements.  The choir plays an eclectic mix of styles, including popular classics as well as more traditional pieces.

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In early 2020, the choir released its debut EP recording:

'A Taste of Bournville' featuring Dvořák's Serenade for Wind.

See below for more details

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listen to 'Ukraine Anthem' 

Our clarinet family in order of pitch from high to low:


Clarinet in Eb

Clarinet in Bb

Alto Clarinet in Eb

Bass Clarinet in Bb

Contra Alto Clarinet in Eb

Contrabass Clarinet in Bb

Choir Members

Eb Clarinet 

Alison Kennedy 

Bb Clarinet 

Helen Clegg - Maria Bogarra

Karen Simpson - Nathan Wilson - Morag Clark

Leanne O'Keeffe - Teresa Jolley - Chris Elsom

Tony Kenna - Lisa Laws - Michael Price  

Abi Pyper - Katherine Bozic - Nicola Smith 

Eb Alto Clarinet  

Mervyn Jackson

Bb Bass Clarinet  

Sue Catchpole - Marion Pollock - Jacqui Holmes

Eb Contra Alto  

Peter Fielding

Bb Contra Bass

David Parkes

visit our website to find out more about the members

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