Notorious in the press

In the run up to this Saturdays biggest ever notorious gig, Christopher Morley at the Birmingham Post has written a fantastic article about us!

Don’t forget there’s still time to buy your tickets, just £15 for premium seats and £12 for the stalls – or if you’re a student, get in touch for a special promotion!

Click the link below to get yours now! 🙂

The Sixteen – Glory to the Christ Child

Any fans of notorious (and other choral works) wanting to get their fill of some lovely Christmas choral music would have a great time seeing Harry Christopher’s choir The Sixteen perform Glory to the Christ Child, next Monday 11th September at Symphony hall.

The Guardian promises it to be “An unmissable date on the Advent calendar”!

Grab your tickets quick from the Symphony Hall website here


Notorious in the news!

While we’re working hard in the run up to our big 20th anniversary spectacular at the Town Hall (25th November, tickets here) there’s still time for a little reflection. And what better way to do it than talk to the couples who met while singing with notorious!

You can read all about these lovely people, and why they’re looking forward to performing at the Town Hall, in the Bromsgrove Standard, and The Birmingham Press!


Running list and OBHs for 20@20!

Notorious (SATB) Duran Duran arr R.Salt
With music
I Don’t Like Mondays (SATB) Boomtown Rats arr R.Salt
With music
Here Comes The Sun (SATB)
With music
Perfect (SATB) Fairground Attraction arr. R.Salt
With music
Harder Better Faster Stronger (SATB) Daft Punk arr R.Salt
With music
Mr Blue Sky (SATB + piano) ELO arr R.Salt
With music


Carrickfergus (SATB + sop solo) arr R. Salt
No More I love Yous (SATB) Annie Lennox arr. R. Salt
Together in Electric Dreams (SATB) Human League arr R. Salt
Madness (SATB) Muse arr. R.Salt
Let’s Dance (SATB) David Bowie arr R.Salt
Billie Jean (SATB) Michael Jackson arr R.Salt
Paranoid Android (SATB) Radiohead arr R.Salt


Fat-Bottomed Girls-Bicycle Race (SATB) arr R.Salt
Cry Me a River (SATB) Justin Timberlake arr R.Salt
Happy (SATB) Pharrell Williams arr. R.Salt
Barbara Ann (SATB) arr R.Salt
Shine (SATB) Take That arr R. Salt
Delilah (SATB) Tom Jones arr. R. Salt
Viva Las Vegas (SATB) Elvis arr R.Salt

20 years ago today….

20 years ago today….

Clare Edwards remembers how Notorious has grown since 1997 and calls back all old members to join us to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.

It is difficult to believe that is was really 20 years ago that we started our choir, Notorious. I ran a choir at sixth form college for two years and another one at university for 3 years and I remember thinking that was an achievement! But as I turned 23 a number of members of those previous choirs started to ask me, ‘are you going to set up a choir’ and the rest is history.

Notorious was formed in 1997 by a group of friends old and new because we felt, at the time, we were too old for youth choirs and too young for the many choral societies that Birmingham had to offer. We wanted to sing a wide range of music (not just classical greats over and over again) and we wanted to be in a choir that challenged us whilst being friendly and non auditioning. We also wanted to sing in as many unusual places as possible.

Since 1997 we have stuck to that mission and have grown from 6 or 7 members to around 40 in each concert. The Notorious ‘family’ is much wider than this with over 60 people who sing regularly (but not every term), alumni who keep an eye on us through social media and occasionally sing when life lets them, and the friends and family who support us concert to concert as audiences, programme sellers, and as part of our more formal ‘Friends’ scheme.

It still feels like a group of friends. We still sing a massive range of repertoire;Muse, Britten, Prodigy, Faure – you name it. We still sing in usual venues; caves, coffin factories, pubs, a science museum, and a municipal tip to name just a few!

The big climax to our 20th Anniversary Celebrations is in November – and we want to ask all our old members/friends to come back and sing with us. It’s ok if you live far away now – we will live stream rehearsals and record every rehearsal and you will have all the information and support you need to join us. We are planning a weekend of rehearsals on Fri 22nd/Sat 23rd September (with a Ball at Highbury Hall) and finally intensive rehearsals on the day of the show itself.

So did you ever sing in Notorious – even for a term? We would love to have you back. We already have 70 confirmed singers and counting. It’s going to be our biggest yet.

To register email – we would love to hear from you!

Radio To Go talks to Clare Edwards!

Listen to Notorious’ very own musical director Clare Edwards talking to Robin Valk from Radio To Go and Notorious Bass fame!

Clare talks about Notorious Choir’s March 2017 Concert, looking back 20 years to the year of the choir’s foundation. With rehearsal audio.

You can listen to Clare’s interview by clicking here!



2017 Choir Brochure

At a loss for things to do in 2017?

Why not come see Notorious at one of our 20th anniversary gigs?

For the first time ever we’ve put together a season brochure, so click here to have a browse and see what you like the look of! 

Mistletoe Video!

Check out the amazing video of us singing Notorious’ latest commission Mistletoe by Ēriks Ešenvalds!

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome, everyone, to Notorious’ new website! 

Here you’ll be able to keep up to date with all of Notorious’ gig information, news, photos, videos, and more…

If you are interested in joining Notorious, or have any questions about who we are or what we do, please email Charlotte on

We hope you enjoy this new site, and keep enjoying our music!