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…

Christmas Cracker with Aled Jones

Symphony Hall, Saturday 21st December 2019 at 2.30 pm – TICKETS on sale
A wonderful concert of seasonal classics, festive readings and joyful song. Read MORE.

Beethoven’s Ninth

Symphony Hall, Monday 30th December 2019 at 7.30 pmTICKETS on sale.
Classic and innovative masterpiece of the early 19th century, we will be delighted to join with Birmingham Choral Union once again for this favourite work. Read MORE.

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

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

— Birmingham Post, December 2014


Latest news…

Magnificent Mass in Blue and Fab Freedom!

17th November 2019, by Mark Lawrence

Call Me Al quintet with Alexander and Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, backstage at the Mass in Blue concert

An exuberant and exhilarating concert today with Alexander and Joanna Forbes L’Estrange and their band, ‘Call me Al’, saw the City of Birmingham Choir under Adrian Lucas perform Will Todd’s Mass in Blue and the L’Estranges’ Freedom: the Power of Song. Tremendous instrumental playing and soprano vocals added to the children’s choir and the City Choir. A great afternoon hugely enjoyed by the audience.

Now we want to remind you of HANDEL’S MESSIAH, also featuring our orchestral friends, the CBSO. Be there for your baroque treat on Friday 6th December.

A CHRISTMAS CRACKER is our Christmas concert with guest presenter ALED JONES on Saturday afternoon, 21st December. Our final Symphony Hall concert of 2019 will be BEETHOVEN’S NINTH, in conjunction with our friends in Birmingham Choral Union.

Visit or CONCERTS page to see more and to book online.

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