Performing great choral music for 100+ years
We perform wonderful choral concerts in Symphony Hall, Town Hall and other venues in Birmingham, with trips to Tewkesbury Abbey.
Our live concerts continue our 100-year tradition of variety and excellence.
Handel’s Messiah (Friday 8th December at 7 pm, Symphony Hall)
Join us for our annual expert performance of Handel’s masterpiece. We love singing Messiah, and you will love it, too. Tickets are on sale now. TICKETS LINK
City of Birmingham Choir
Adrian Lucas conductor
Friday 8th December 2023 at 7 pm (note early start time)
Symphony Hall, Birmingham B1 2EA
Our recent concerts:
Hurd – Shepherd’s Calendar and Beethoven – Mass in C (12.11.23, Ruddock Hall, Edgbaston)
Come and Sing Brahms Requiem (10.06.23, Gas Street Church)
Saints and Angels: A Celebration of Music and Poetry (13.05.23, Elgar Concert Hall)
Carols for All at St Martin’s (17.12.22, St Martin in the Bull Ring church)
Handel’s Messiah (9.12.22, Symphony Hall)
Vaughan Williams at 150: A Sea Symphony (6.11.22, Symphony Hall)
Classical Spectacular (29.10.22, Symphony Hall)
Faire is the Heaven (11.6.22, Tewkesbury Abbey)
Voice Factory – Commonwealth (26.3.22, Gas Street Church)
Grand Christmas Classics (12.12.21, Symphony Hall)
Messiah – The Centenary Performance (10.12.21, Symphony Hall)
Messiah – The Inside View (28.11.21, Town Hall)
Spectacular Classics (13.11.21, Symphony Hall)
We 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
such a wonderful homogeneity of tone from all four vocal sections, and the lightness of touch
Please join us in Symphony Hall for the work at which we are experts and have been so for 100 years. Our friends in the CBSO play the music with great sensitivity. Our wonderful team of soloists retell Charles Jennens’ libretto with distinction. Adrian Lucas conducts and directs the fine vocal forces of the City of Birmingham Choir in Handel’s most famous work.
The concert is at 7pm on Friday 8th December. Buy tickets HERE. We look forward to seeing you.
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.
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