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…

Carmina Burana

Symphony Hall, Saturday 14th March 2020 at 7.30 pm – TICKETS on sale
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

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

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

See our full programme on our CONCERTS page.

Contact us…

You can contact us about booking or supporting the choir or our concerts.
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Join us…

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

Come to our WELCOME REHEARSAL in January  –2020-01_WelcomeRehearsal.

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

stunningly accomplished performance by Adrian Lucas and the City of Birmingham Choir (performance of James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words From the Cross)

— Birmingham Post, May 2010


Latest news…

Happy New Year!

6th January 2020, by Mark Lawrence

A happy new year 2020 – the 99th year of the City of Birmingham Choir.

Look out for our exciting events in 2020. If you would like, come to our Welcome Rehearsal on Tuesday 7th January. 2020-01_WelcomeRehearsal

We have the high-energy Carmina Burana coming up on 14th March in Symphony Hall. At the same time, we will be preparing for our tour to Prague, performing Handel’s Messiah and taking part in a Sunday mass.

Then on 9th May,  at the Elgar Concert Hall, a truly wonderful programme of British and European choral mini-masterpieces from Monteverdi, Byrd, Handel, Mendelssohn, centred round two absolute classics by William Harris – Faire is the Heaven and Bring Us, O Lord God at Our Last Awakening.

Check back soon for ticket details.

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