Passionate about great choral music

Singing in Symphony Hall

Singing in Symphony Hall

Welcome to our wonderful choral concerts in Birmingham’s magnificent Symphony Hall and in historic Gloucester Cathedral. We are looking forward to our centenary in 2021. Our inspirational music director is Adrian Lucas.

such a wonderful homogeneity of tone from all four vocal sections, and the lightness of touch

— Birmingham Post, July 2016

Our next concert

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
Gloucester Cathedral, Saturday 23rd June 2018

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We venture into the marvellous Venetian sound world, performing in one of our greatest English cathedrals. Monteverdi bridges the Renaissance and Baroque eras with his revolutionary musical ideas that strike us as remarkable even after 400 years. Read MORE

Hear us on disc

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

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.

Contact us…

You can contact us about booking or supporting the choir or other matters of interest. Read MORE.

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Join us…

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.

Handel’s Messiah – we are experts!

Vienna tour 2017 – outside Stephansdom

Latest news…

Magnificent Monteverdi – Mustn’t Miss It!

6th May 2018, by Mark Lawrence

Please order your tickets for a wonderful evening in the architectural marvel that is Gloucester Cathedral. Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 are not to be missed, and we would love to share this opportunity with you.  Stunning solo movements and clever echo effects, the evocative period instrument – cornetts and sackbuts – and the nimble singers of the City of Birmingham Choir who are known to display ‘the agility and precision of an ensemble half their size’ (Birmingham Post). 

World Première Performance

We were delighted to perform the world première of our composer-in-residence, 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