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 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 Post, May 2010

Forthcoming concerts 

Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius

Edward Elgar

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]

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Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO

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]

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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.

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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 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.

Handel’s Messiah – we are experts!

Vienna tour 2017 – outside Stephansdom

Latest news…

Thank you, Monteverdi! Thank you, Gloucester!

24th June 2018, by Mark Lawrence

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

Mahler 8 – a marvellous celebration with our BPO friends

Paris Tour 2015 - Notre Dame, Sunday am

Paris tour 2015 – outside Notre Dame