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Our new season launches!
Our exciting, brand new season 2014-2015 includes a tour to Paris and an energetic performance of Zimbe! with a large choir of children. We will also celebrate hugely popular composer Karl Jenkins’ 70th birthday in Birmingham. Going back to our roots, we will perform Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor in Tewkesbury Abbey. (We gave its first performance on 6th December 1922 as part of the choir’s second season.) Tickets are now on sale for our fabulous annual Handel’s Messiah on Friday 12th December in Symphony Hall with the CBSO – it is a City of Birmingham Choir tradition and Birmingham favourite.
Read a list of concerts below.
Our smaller group, Voices from the City of Birmingham Choir, has performed in concerts, at the NEC Festive Gift Fair, at weddings and major corporate Christmas events, and is a popular choice for hire – please enquire!
Karl Jenkins’ 70th Birthday concert
(Saturday 1st November 2014, 7.30 pm, Symphony Hall)
(Saturday 22nd November, 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm, Symphony Hall)
(Friday 12th December, 7 pm, Symphony Hall)
(Saturday 20th December, 2.30 pm, Symphony Hall)
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
(Tuesday 30th December, 7.30 pm, Symphony Hall)
Tour to Paris, including Sunday Mass in Notre Dame
(Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th April 2015)
Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor – going back to our roots
(Saturday 16th May, 7 pm, Tewkesbury Abbey)
Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa!
(Sunday 14th June, 2.30 pm, Town Hall)
More details on our CONCERTS page.
A choir of 150 singers, we are always looking for new members to join us. We’re a friendly choir with a manageable commitment for busy people, rehearsing on Tuesdays in central Birmingham from 6.30 to 8.30pm.
their singing was equally adept in meditative passages, tripping pastorals and thundering choruses— Birmingham Post, December 2012
City of Birmingham Choir former General Secretary and recently retired longest-standing soprano, Sylvia Emberson was presented with a certificate and a celebratory bouquet by choir Patron and former conductor, Christopher Robinson. Also on the platform at our rehearsal room were choir President, Hugh Carslake, current conductor, Adrian Lucas, and chairman, David Pannell, who also presented Sylvia with Life Membership of the choir.
Sylvia writes, “When I was accepted as a member of City Choir in autumn 1954, little did I realise that I would still be a member 60 years later. City Choir was considered to be the best choir in Birmingham so I was very proud to be one of its sopranos (many of the ladies turned up to rehearsals in very posh hats – I was very out of place because I didn’t have one!)”More….
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We can provide a choir for weddings, parties or other events. 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 your occasion. Read MORE.