Passionate about great choral music

Singing in Symphony Hall

Singing in Symphony Hall

Great Choral Music

We are delighted to bring you wonderful choral concerts in Birmingham’s magnificent Symphony Hall. We continue a great choral tradition of nearly 100 years. Book now for Classic Carols.

Our new recording of Mahler’s 2nd Symphony transcribed for organ by David Briggs was described as ‘riveting’ on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review.

We’re having our next WELCOME REHEARSAL on Tuesday 23rd January – more details – do join us!

Our next concerts

Classic Carols with Sir Tony Robinson
Symphony Hall, Monday 18th December at 7 pm
An enjoyable festive evening of well-known and not so familiar carols and Christmas music for orchestra and choir, tenor and trumpet soloists and readings from special guest Sir Tony Robinson, all conducted by our own musical director, Adrian Lucas.

Looking ahead…

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
Gloucester Cathedral, Saturday 23rd June 2018
More details in due course – our new venture into the marvellous Venetian sound world, performing in the superb surroundings of one of our great cathedrals.

Want a choir for your wedding, party or other event?

We can provide a choir for weddings, parties or other occasions. Voices from the City of Birmingham Choir have been enthusiastically received at a wide range of events. A choir of between 10 and 30 singers can perform serious or more light-hearted songs to suit the mood. Read MORE.

Outside Stephansdom, Vienna, April 2017

We finished our season in June with another away day to the glorious Tewkesbury Abbey for an evening of choral contrasts. In April we enjoyed a marvellous Tour to Vienna, including a cathedral performance of Handel’s Messiah. Symphony Hall in May saw our exciting collaboration with Birmingham Schools’ Symphony Orchestra under conductor Michael Seal, which lived up to expectations in Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast.

Our inspirational music director is Adrian Lucas.

Seemingly effortless voice production – clean entries, clear text, a true joy.

— Birmingham Post, December 2014

Latest news…

Celebrate with Classic Carols

9th December 2017, by Mark Lawrence

Join the City of Birmingham Choir and famous actor and TV presenter Sir Tony Robinson for a delightful evening of CLASSIC CAROLS at Symphony Hall on Monday 18th December at 7.30 pm.
Joining the choir will be the London Concert Orchestra and soloists, tenor Nicky Spence and trumpeter Crispian Steele Perkins (with whom we gave a delightful concert in Tewkesbury Abbey not long ago).
Get your tickets HERE.

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Keep in touch…

You can contact us about booking or supporting the choir or other matters of interest. Or just send us your email address:


Choir members login HERE.

Join us…

A choir of 140 singers, we are always looking for new members to join us. We’re a friendly choir with high standards of performance, rehearsing on Tuesdays in central Birmingham from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Read MORE. We’re having our next WELCOME REHEARSAL on Tuesday 23rd January – more details – do join us!

World Première Performance

We were delighted to perform the world première of our composer-in-residence, John Barber’s, The Rain Queen. Read MORE.

Mahler 8 – BPO@75

Handel’s Messiah

Paris Tour 2015 - Notre Dame, Sunday am

Paris Tour 2015 – Notre Dame, Sunday am