Passionate about great choral music
Great Choral Music
We are delighted to bring you wonderful choral concerts in Birmingham’s magnificent Symphony Hall, the Elgar Concert Hall and at Tewkesbury Abbey.
Our next concerts
Our next concert, on Sunday 5th November, will include Mozart’s Requiem.
Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO – Friday 8th December at 7 pm
A fabulous opportunity to enjoy a sparkling performance of Handel’s famous choral masterpiece, Messiah, in the acoustically perfect surroundings of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. Performed by the City of Birmingham Choir together with the world-renowned CBSO, for many this is the traditional way to start the Christmas celebrations.
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.
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.
they displayed the agility and precision of an ensemble half their size
A wonderful summer evening in Tewkesbury was the setting for our concert in the historic Abbey, Rejoice and Be Glad. Amongst a richness of choral works, Gerald Finzi’s ‘Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice’ was the most substantial piece. Choir members were intrigued to encounter the sculpture of the metaphorical ‘self-wounding Pelican! Whose breast weeps Balm for wounded man.’ This is part of Crashaw’s version of St Thomas Aquinas’ hymns.
Unusually, we have had the opportunity to sing this work three times this year – in the Stephansdom in Vienna, in Symphony Hall and in Tewkesbury Abbey. We were lucky to be accompanied on all three occasions by our excellent organist, Paul Carr.
Now for a summer break before rehearsals start again in September.
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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 will hold a WELCOME REHEARSAL on Tuesday 5th September – do come along if you are a singer interested in joining our choir.
World Première Performance
We were delighted to perform the world première of our composer-in-residence, John Barber’s, The Rain Queen. Read MORE.