Passionate about great choral music

Singing in Symphony Hall

Singing in Symphony Hall

Great Choral Music

We are delighted to bring you wonderful choral concerts in Birmingham’s magnificent Symphony Hall. We continue a great choral tradition of nearly 100 years. Book now for Handel’s Messiah – our annual favourite.

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.

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Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO
Friday 8th December at 7 pm
This is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy a sparkling performance of Handel’s famous choral masterpiece, Messiah, in the acoustically perfect surroundings of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. Performed by the City of Birmingham Choir together with the world-renowned CBSO – for our followers, this is the traditional way to start Christmas celebrations.

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. A choir of between 10 and 30 singers can perform serious or more light-hearted songs to suit the mood. Read MORE.

Outside Stephansdom, Vienna, April 2017

We finished our season in June with another away day to the glorious Tewkesbury Abbey for an evening of choral contrasts. In April we enjoyed a marvellous Tour to Vienna, including a cathedral performance of Handel’s Messiah. Symphony Hall in May saw our exciting collaboration with Birmingham Schools’ Symphony Orchestra under conductor Michael Seal, which lived up to expectations in Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast.

Our inspirational music director is Adrian Lucas.

Seemingly effortless voice production – clean entries, clear text, a true joy.

— Birmingham Post, December 2014

Latest news…

Handel’s masterpiece

16th November 2017, by Mark Lawrence

We are delighted to tell you that the Grand Tier is now open for ticket sales for our sparkling performance of Handel’s Messiah. Time to book your tickets if you haven’t done so. The CBSO joins the City Choir and a team of wonderful soloists for our Symphony Hall performance starting at 7 pm on Friday 8th December.


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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. Read MORE.

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 – BPO@75

Handel’s Messiah

Paris Tour 2015 - Notre Dame, Sunday am

Paris Tour 2015 – Notre Dame, Sunday am