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 historic Town Hall, with trips to Tewkesbury Abbey and London’s Southbank Centre. We are also looking forward to our centenary in 2021. Our inspirational music director is Adrian Lucas.

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

— Birmingham Post, December 2014

Forthcoming concerts – tickets on sale

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Bach’s St John Passion

Tewkesbury Abbey, Saturday 6th April 2019 at 7 pm

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Carmina Burana

Royal Festival Hall, London, Friday 10th May 2019 at 7:30 pm

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See more on our CONCERTS page.

Hear us on disc

Our recent 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.


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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 130 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…

Bach’s St John Passion

13th January 2019, by Mark Lawrence

Tickets are on sale for Bach’s marvellous St John Passion, which we will perform in Tewkesbury Abbey on Saturday 6th April.

Adrian Lucas

Our Musical Director, Adrian Lucas, writes:
‘The elegant sophistication of Bach’s music reached its peak in his two great settings of the passion – the story of Christ’s betrayal, imprisonment and crucifixion. While the St Matthew Passion is of truly massive scale in terms of resources and sheer length, the St John Passion is more modest in its conception, yet it contains some of the most beautiful and lyrical moments of his entire output. Read more »


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