Thank you for supporting our concerts so far – Songs from a Changing World, Spectacular Classics, Handel’s Messiah and Christmas Classics. We would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.
We look forward to seeing you at our performances in 2017.
Actor Kevin Whately, famous for his role as TV detective, Lewis, is the special guest reader of our Christmas Classics concert. Come along to Symphony Hall on Saturday 17th Decemberfor a festive feast of music for Christmas-tide. With the City Choir under its conductor Adrian Lucas will be the London Concert Orchestra, soloist Julia Doyle and trumpeters from the Band of the Queen’s Division.
Buy your tickets now – we look forward to seeing you.
Our wonderful annual performance of Handel’s Messiah with the City of Birmingham Choir and the CBSO is selling well – and the Grand Tier of Symphony Hall is now open for business.
Book your tickets to enjoy (or enjoy again) Handel’s wonderful music.
A truly splendid choir with everyone palpably performing to their utmost.
… so said the Birmingham Post of our Messiah performance. Book now! Friday 2nd December at 7.00 pm at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
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.
We very much enjoyed performing our Folk Songs and Finzi concert at the Elgar Concert Hall with the “remarkable little Westminster Chamber Orchestra”. We were praised for “such a wonderful homogeneity of tone from all four vocal sections, and the lightness of touch” with which our large choir delivers its singing. The Elgar hall was a lovely place to sing in, and we look forward to returning there on 6th November for our programme,Songs From a Changing World. (Read REVIEW.)
Our annual highlight is Birmingham’s own performance of Handel’s Messiah(Friday 2nd December), a City of Birmingham Choir tradition. With “a chamber sized CBSO and committed soloists”, we hope, once again, to bring you “seemingly effortless voice production – clean entries, clear text, a true joy”.
BOOK NOW for our next concert. Join us for a summer’s afternoon of music, celebrating the best of English folk and poetry, courtesy of some of our most prominent and loved composers of modern times Read the rest of this entry »
We would like to express our congratulations and send good wishes to our Patron and former Conductor, Dr Christopher Robinson, who is celebrating his 80th birthday. Conductor from 1964-2002, Dr Robinson established a tradition of excellence in the choir. Read more HERE.
“I doubt anyone has ever heard Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” given with that number of musicians, but I guess Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra’s amazing presentation under Michael Lloyd on Sunday came somewhere near the forces employed by Mahler for the Munich premiere of this Eighth Symphony in 1910.”
Choir of over 300 (City of Birmingham Choir and University of Birmingham Chorus plus children’s choir, BPO (in marvellous form) of over 140 players, eight soloists – all under the baton of Michael Lloyd celebrated BPO’s 75th anniversary in style on Sunday 6th March. Read MORE.
Last year, we were delighted to perform the world première of our composer-in-residence, John Barber’s, The Rain Queen. Now, we are delighted to note that this video is available for your enjoyment. READ MORE.