Passionate about great choral music
Welcome to our wonderful choral concerts in Birmingham’s magnificent Symphony Hall and in historic Town Hall. We are also looking forward to our centenary in 2021. Our inspirational music director is Adrian Lucas.
stunningly accomplished performance by Adrian Lucas and the City of Birmingham Choir (performance of James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words From the Cross)
Birmingham Town Hall, Sunday 25th November 2018 at 2:30pm
Elgar’s choral masterpiece performed in the Town Hall by the City of Birmingham Choir together with our good friends, Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra. [more]
Symphony Hall, Friday 7th December 2018 at 7:00pm
We are experts at singing this classic and wonderful music, in a tradition dating back decades but up-to-date, accompanied by a chamber-sized, superb CBSO. [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.
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. (Next rehearsal – Tuesday 4th September.) Read MORE.
A wonderful day at Gloucester Cathedral was rounded off by the enthusiastic applause of a full audience for our performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. Superb vocal soloists and the brilliant playing of the Musical & Amicable Society and QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble all conducted by Adrian Lucas complemented the singing of the City Choir in the long-awaited finale to our season. Now for a summer’s rest before preparing for Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in November.
World Première Performance
We were delighted to perform the world première of our composer-in-residence, John Barber’s, The Rain Queen. Read MORE