Performing great choral music for 100+ years

Singing in Symphony Hall

Singing in Symphony Hall

Adrian Lucas – Musical Director

We perform wonderful choral concerts in Symphony Hall, Town Hall and Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham, with trips to Tewkesbury Abbey. Founded in 1921, we are celebrating our centenary in 2021 and 2022. 

We are SINGING our Centenary!

Our live concerts  mark 100 years since our first concert on 28th November 1921. 

Next up…

A Sea Symphony (Sunday 6th November 2022 at 3pm, Symphony Hall)

This concert celebrates Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 150th anniversary. The exquisite orchestral miniature, Fantasia on Greensleeves is followed by the stirring Benedicite, scored for choir, orchestra and soprano soloist. The outstanding A Sea Symphony, RVW’s first and most loved choral symphony, has the choir as an integral part of the musical texture throughout this moving and dramatic piece.

For more details and to book tickets, click HERE.

You can see more on Concert Diary HERE.

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Handel’s Messiah (Friday 9th December 2022 at 7 pm, Symphony Hall)

Begin the festive season with style and enjoy what promises to be an electrifying performance of Handel’s famous choral masterpiece, Messiah.  The City of Birmingham Choir has given annual performances of this favourite work through most of its 100+ years.

For more details and to book tickets, click HERE.

You can see more on Concert Diary HERE.

Our recent concerts:

Spectacular Classics (13.11.21, Symphony Hall)

Messiah – The Inside View (28.11.21, Town Hall)

Messiah – The Centenary Performance (10.12.21, Symphony Hall)

Grand Christmas Classics (12.12.21, Symphony Hall)

Voice Factory – Commonwealth (26.3.22, Gas Street Church)

Faire is the Heaven (11.6.22, Tewkesbury Abbey)

We have also released a number of recordings on our YouTube channel for you to enjoy.  


In the pandemic, we rehearsed movements from Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, also known as the Nelson Mass.  Unable to meet in person, we used online video to rehearse and record this fine choral work.  We were joined by orchestral players and soloists for our final recordings.

See more results on YouTube: City of Birmingham Choir – YouTube

Contact us…

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Join us…

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

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!

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

— Birmingham Post, December 2014


Latest news…

Tickets on sale

9th August 2022, by Mark Lawrence
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Singing in Tewkesbury Abbey in our ‘Faire is the Heaven’ concert.

Tickets are now on sale for our Centenary concert at Symphony Hall on 6th November! A wonderful programme of works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, perfect for a Sunday afternoon.  The choral highlight is the outstanding A Sea Symphony.

We are also selling tickets for Handel’s Messiah in Symphony Hall on Friday 9th December.

Click the links on the website to get more information and to book tickets.

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

Vienna tour 2017 – outside Stephansdom

Paris Tour 2015 - Notre Dame, Sunday am

Paris tour 2015 – outside Notre Dame