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 and the fabulous new Elgar Concert Hall at the University of Birmingham.

Our next concert

Sunday 6th November at 2.30 pm, Elgar Concert Hall / The Bramall

Songs From a Changing World

Tickets are now on sale for another of our delightful afternoon concerts, this time featuring music for choir and two pianos.

Great music by Elgar, Brahms – his lovely Liebeslieder (Love Song) Waltzes, Michael Tippett and featuring hugely popular contemporary composer Bob Chilcott’s Five Days That Changed the World, we are sure you will want to join us again at the Elgar Concert Hall.


Friday 2nd December at 7 pm, Symphony Hall

Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO

Our wonderful annual “lightness of touch” Handel’s Messiah starts the Christmas season, with fine soloists and a chamber-sized CBSO. 


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.

Mahler 8 - BPO@75

Mahler 8 – BPO@75

A friendly choir that loves singing.

A friendly choir that loves singing.

The 2015-2016 season comprised:
Fright Night Classics with the CBSO – 31st October
Spectacular Classics – 14th November (twice)
Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO – 4th December
Christmas with Aled Jones – 19th December
Mahler’s 8th Symphony – 6th March
Karl Jenkins’ Requiem – 7th May
Folk Songs and Finzi – 3rd July

Our inspirational music director is Adrian Lucas.

Seemingly effortless voice production – clean entries, clear text, a true joy. — Birmingham Post, December 2014

Latest news…

Recording Mahler in Blackburn Cathedral

15th October 2016, by Mark Lawrence

The City Choir are in Blackburn Cathedral on Saturday 15th October with world-famous organist David Briggs and conductor, choir Vice-president and former City Choir maestro, Christopher Robinson. David’s arrangement of Mahler’s 2nd Symphony for organ is being recorded for a CD. Choir conductor Adrian Lucas is wearing his Acclaim Productions hat as the recording company for the project.

Blackburn Cathedral - lantern

Blackburn Cathedral – lantern


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:


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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.

World Première Performance

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

Paris Tour 2015 - Notre Dame, Sunday am

Paris Tour 2015 – Notre Dame, Sunday am