Commonwealth Curiosity

For Orchestral Musicians and Choral Singers

The third strand of this initiative is ‘Curiosity’. Orchestral groups and choirs from Commonwealth nations are invited to come to Birmingham on the 23rd-24th July, 2022 for a series of events celebrating some of the best film and show music from across the Commonwealth.  

What is Curiosity? 

This exhibition event will include a variety of professionally-led workshops. around the theme of ‘Film Greats’ culminating in a gala concert with live streamed performances. These concerts and workshops will be held at various locations in Birmingham and the neighbouring areas. 

Concert music will also include John Koutselinis’ ‘We Are One’ piece, along with the ‘Spirit’ bassline project.  All concerts will be streamed live and recorded for sharing across the world with family and friends at home. 

Our free ticket scheme will be in place for the concerts, as 50% of our allocation for concerts will be given to care homes, residential homes, to the unemployed and those with other barriers to live concert attendance. 


Registration for Curiosity opens March 2021. The final sign up is December 31st 2021, and final payment deadline is March 2022. If you are interested in coming to Birmingham to perform in this project we need to know in advance, and this will be arranged on a case-by-case basis. To register your interest so we can begin discussing arrangements and for more information, please sign up.