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 and the Elgar Concert Hall at the University of Birmingham. We are also looking forward to our centenary in 2021. Our inspirational music director is Adrian Lucas.

such a wonderful homogeneity of tone from all four vocal sections, and the lightness of touch

— Birmingham Post, July 2016

Forthcoming concerts


Mass in Blue and Freedom

Elgar Concert Hall, Sunday 17th November 2019 at 2.30 pm
The City of Birmingham Choir in jazzy mode as we perform Will Todd’s hugely popular Mass in Blue, along with recently composed cantata Freedom by Alexander and Joanna Forbes L’Estrange.

Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO

Symphony Hall, Friday 6th December 2019 at 7 pm
TICKETS now on sale.
Start your Christmas festivities with our renowned annual performances of Handel’s epic. So many good musical numbers in this enduring favourite choral masterpiece.

See our full programme 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.

You can also buy our Christmas Treats CD via this website.

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.

Contact us…

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

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Have a lovely summer!

14th May 2019, by Mark Lawrence

Visiting the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank, we partnered with London Philharmonic Choir, the outstanding Philharmonia Orchestra, superb soloists and conductor Andrew Nethsingha. We were blown away by Federico Colli’s performance of Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto and then, according to audience members, gave a performance of Carmina Burana worthy of a standing ovation.
Now we have a rest until our first rehearsal on Tuesday 3rd September. Have a lovely summer!

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