Passionate about great choral music

Singing in Symphony Hall

Singing in Symphony Hall

Adrian Lucas, Musical Director

Welcome to our wonderful choral concerts in Symphony Hall and Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham. Founded in 1921, we are looking forward to our centenary in 2021.

We are singing…

Mass in Blue and Freedom!

Elgar Concert Hall, Sunday 17th November 2019 at 2.30 pm TICKETS now on sale
Including Will Todd’s Mass in Blue and a new work, Freedom! The Power of Song. Read MORE

Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO

Symphony Hall, Friday 6th December 2019 at 7 pm TICKETS now on sale
Start your Christmas with Messiah. Read MORE.

See our full programme on our CONCERTS page.

Contact us…

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

Join us…

A choir of 130 singers, 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!

Vienna tour 2017 – outside Stephansdom

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

— Birmingham Post, July 2016


Latest news…

Autumn Tickets now on Sale

18th July 2019, by Mark Lawrence

We are delighted that all our autumn 2019 concert tickets are now on sale. Our own wonderful concerts include the renowned, uplifting, jazzy Mass in Blue by Will Todd, paired with the new cantata Freedom! by Alexander and Joanna Forbes L’Estrange. Then we welcome you to Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO – which we are the experts at performing. We have a track record of nearly 100 years of performances of this masterpiece, yet always keeping our concert fresh and vivacious.

Head to our CONCERTS pages for more details and how to book tickets.

We are also pleased to perform in Spectacular Classics, Christmas Cracker and Beethoven’s Ninth.

If you fancy joining the choir, come along to our rehearsal on Tuesday 3rd September and find out more.

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

Paris Tour 2015 - Notre Dame, Sunday am

Paris tour 2015 – outside Notre Dame