The University of Birmingham has announced that its annual Summer Festival of Music will be available to view online this year. 

Running from Friday 12 to Friday 19 June, the 2020 line-up includes miniBEAST, virtual video performances from the Summer Festival Orchestra & Music Society Brass Band, and a host of new music presented by the Creative Exchange.

Also featured are performances by the university's jazz orchestra, Jazz Collective & Samba Band, and the Chinese Gufeng Pop Ensemble.

The online festival also includes archived performances from student operas & concerts.

Some of the work produced by the university's Alumni musicians also features.

Commenting on the eight-day event, the University of Birmingham's Jo Sweet said: “Throughout the festival we will be working on a new project, bringing together student composers and musicians. Composers have been tasked to write Miniatures In Isolation - a group of short pieces giving a voice to their experiences during lockdown. Student musicians will be working hard to learn and record the music, and we can’t wait to share the result of this exciting creative project!”

The line-up comprises:

Friday 12 June, 1pm - Birmingham University Singers directed by Bob Chilcott

Saturday 13 June, 3pm - Student Opera Archive 2018 - The Dragon of Wantley

Saturday 13 June, 7pm - Student Opera Archive 2018 (video 2) - The Dragon of Wantley

Sunday 14 June, 11am - Music Society Samba Band

Sunday 14 June, 6pm - Summer Festival Orchestra

Sunday 14 June, 8pm - Music Society Jazz Orchestra

Monday 15 June, 1pm - Alumni Day - Alexander Aldren (tenor) / Georgia Orwell and Alice Marner (Barbershop quartet / Gwen and the Good Thing / Oomparty Quartine Medley / Adrian Taylor (trombone)

Tuesday 16 June, 1pm - University Creative Exchange

Tuesday 16 June, 7.30pm - University Women's Choir:  I Am The Still Rain Falling - Paul Mealor (University Music Commission)

Wednesday 17 June, 1pm - MiniBEAST

Wednesday 17 June, 5pm - University Gufeng Pop Ensemble

Wednesday 17 June, 7.30pm - Music Society Jazz Collective

Thursday 18, June 1pm - Music Society Chamber Music

Thursday 18 June, 5pm - University Cello Choir

Thursday 18 June, 7.30pm - Music Society Brass Band

Friday 19 June, 1pm - Miniatures in Isolation

Performances will be shown on the university's Youtube page HERE

For regular updates, check out the Facebook page HERE