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 in autumn 2021 marked 100 years since the first concert of the City of Birmingham Choir on 28th November 1921. We continue our Centenary throughout 2022.

Next up…

Faire is the Heaven (Saturday 11th June 2022 at 7pm, Tewkesbury Abbey)

Join us for a lovely evening of wonderful choral and orchestral music in our favourite out-of-town venue, Tewkesbury Abbey.  At the centre is William Harris’ beautiful anthem, Faire is the Heaven. We will be joined by the Westminster Chamber Orchestra.

For more details and to book tickets, click HERE.

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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)

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


In autumn 2020, 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…

You can contact us about booking or supporting the choir or our concerts.
Choir members login HERE.

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…

Our centenary continues

11th April 2022, by Mark Lawrence

We recently held a hugely enjoyable event with three local schools, Voice Factory Commonwealth – continuing our long-standing Voice Factory outreach programme as part of our centenary education project. Linked to the Commonwealth Games, we had three partner schools, each hosting a musician – African drumming, Bhangra dancing and Gospel singing.  We also joined forces with the schools to perform John Barber’s The Rain Queen, which we premiered in 2015.

Now we are looking forward to our concert in Tewkesbury Abbey on 11th June, Faire is the Heaven. Click HERE for more information and tickets.

Would you like to buy our engaging and colourful Centenary Book?  Click HERE for details.

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