About Magenta

Magenta at Moseley Farmer’s Market

Performing in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Magenta is an all-female choir specialising in close-harmony a cappella singing. Based in Birmingham, UK, Magenta offers a repertoire that is both accessible and imaginative, with their unique arrangements of popular and traditional songs. Audiences find  Magenta, with their distinctive performance style and infectious delight in singing, both musically and visually enchanting.

Magenta has been entertaining audiences around Birmingham and the West Midlands since 2006. They have performed in a wide variety of events, from concerts to weddings to flashmob fundraisers, and in venues such as the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Cathedral and the Water’s Edge at Brindley Place. They have won awards at the Dudley, Worcester and Cheltenham Festivals, and regularly hold workshops to share the fun with others..

Liz accepting Magenta’s trophy at the Worcester Festival

The choir was founded and is directed by Liz Garnett, one of the country’s top a cappella arrangers. She works as a performance coach with choirs and a cappella groups across the world, and has published books on both the British barbershop tradition (http://www NULL.helpingyouharmonise NULL.com/the_british_barbershopper) and choral conducting (http://www NULL.helpingyouharmonise NULL.com/choral_conducting). Her vision in starting Magenta was to create a group that combined the intimacy of communication found in close-harmony ensembles with the showmanship and joie de vivre available with a larger body of singers.


“You make a very smooth. well-balanced sound, which has plenty of warmth…An immensely enjoyable rendition, and very expressive too.”