Festival Fringe - Thursday 4 July 2019



National Festival venues and various locations across Birmingham City Centre


Various Sessions between 9:30am and 7:30pm

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As well as our National Festival Venue Performances taking place at Symphony Hall, Town Hall, and the CBSO Centre, there's SO MUCH to see and do, so make the most of your session, day, or week by getting involved with our Festival Fringe and Workshops & Participation sessions. Head to our Programme tab above to find out what's on!

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Festival Fringe 2019 - Thursday 4 July

Workshops & Participation

Schools Concert

Presented by Rachel Leach

Join Music for Youth for our second ever Schools Concert as part of the 2019 National Festival as we explore using the body as an instrument. Inspirational presenter, musician and workshop leader Rachel Leach will guide your young people through an interactive concert full of participation!  This concert can contribute towards young people's Arts Award portfolios and school's Artsmark evidence, to find out how we can support you visit our Education page.

Led by: Rachel Leach

Duration: 1 hour 

Time: 11am 

Location: Symphony Hall

Suitability: Focus on Key Stages 1&2

Skills: Musicianship, ensemble 

Workshops & Participation

Brass & Wind Workshop 


Bring your brass and wind instruments and get ready for a high-quality memorable experience! 

Led by: Roger Argente

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 11am 

Location: Festival Tent, City Centre Gardens

Suitability: Brass & wind players of any age or ability

Skills: Ensemble techniques

Workshops & Participation

Find Your Voice! 

with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain  

Come and join workshop leader Sarah Lucy Penny and singers from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in an action-packed session designed to help young singers develop their vocal technique, musicianship and ensemble skills. NYCGB exist to inspire and empower young people throughout the UK with the life-changing experience of singing together. 

Led by: Sarah Lucy Penny and National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

Duration: 1 hour 

Time: 3pm 

Location: National Festival Tent, City Centre Gardens 

Suitability: Singers of any age    

Skills: Vocal technique, musicianship and ensemble skills

Fringe Stages

You could be performing at


Brindleyplace Bandstand

Caffe Nero Brindleyplace

Centenary Square

Level 3 Foyer, Symphony Hall

National Festival Tent, City Centre Gardens

Festival HUB 3 -6 july

New to this year’s National Festival, the MFY Festival Hub, located in Symphony Hall, will gather teachers, young musicians, their friends and families. As well as an exhibition space, the hub will be bustling with performances, Q&A sessions, digital sound games & more!