Passionate about great choral music

Singing in Symphony Hall

Singing in Symphony Hall

Adrian Lucas, Musical Director

Welcome to our wonderful choral concerts in Symphony Hall and Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham. Founded in 1921, we are looking forward to our centenary in 2021.

We are singing…

An update as a result of COVID-19 virus pandemic. With great regret, at present rehearsals and events are CANCELLED. We wish all our members and supporters good health.  Keep enjoying music! 

Carmina Burana

Symphony Hall, Saturday 14th March 2020 at 7.30 pm
Carl Orff’s spectacular and popular showpiece, which we performed to acclaim last year in the Royal Festival Hall. Read MORE.

Handel’s Messiah in Prague CANCELLED

Tour to Prague in April 2020
As part of our tour to Prague in April, we will be performing the piece with which we delight Symphony Hall audiences every year. Church of St Simon and St Jude, Prague, Friday 17th April.

Faire is the Heaven CANCELLED

Elgar Concert Hall, Saturday 9th May 2020
A delightful programme of choral mini-masterpieces unaccompanied and with chamber orchestra.

See our full programme on our CONCERTS page.

Contact us…

You can contact us about booking or supporting the choir or our concerts.
Choir members login HERE.

Join us…

A choir of 130 singers, we are always looking for new members to join us. Watch our video then Read MORE.

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. Read MORE.

Handel’s Messiah – we are experts!

Vienna tour 2017 – outside Stephansdom

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

— Birmingham Post, December 2014


Latest news…

An Update

15th March 2020, by Mark Lawrence

In Symphony Hall…

We gave an excellent performance of Carmina Burana yesterday in Symphony Hall with the London Concert Orchestra and soloists directed by our conductor Adrian Lucas. Our choir was somewhat fewer in numbers than expected owing to illness and the general COVID-19 situation. However, those present really stepped up to the mark and sang their hearts out.
We have our friends in mind who were unable to be there.

We will post updates to the future programme on this page.

In the meantime, we wish all of our choristers, supporters and friends good health. Take sensible precautions to preserve your health and that of those around you. Keep enjoying music by listening to BBC Radio 3 or Classic FM or the many online apps. Do support those who make their living from music as they are approaching a very difficult few months.

Hear us on disc…

Our 2016 recording of Mahler’s 2nd Symphony transcribed for organ by David Briggs was described as ‘riveting’ on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review.

You can also buy our festive Christmas Treats CD via this website.

Our history…

The City of Birmingham Choir was founded in March 1921.  Read MORE about our history.

World Première Performance…

We performed the world première of  John Barber’s, The Rain Queen. Read MORE

Mahler 8 – a marvellous celebration with our BPO friends

Paris Tour 2015 - Notre Dame, Sunday am

Paris tour 2015 – outside Notre Dame