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.

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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.
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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!

We were truly privileged to hear this fine performance by the inspired City of Birmingham Choir

— Birmingham Post, December 2014


Latest news…

Fair Heavenly Music at Tewkesbury

7th June 2022, by Mark Lawrence

Come to Tewkesbury Abbey on Saturday 11th June for a wonderful evening of choral and orchestral music.

Travel through time from the 16th to the 20th centuries, bathing in the glorious sounds of William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes, Claudio Monteverdi, Handel, Mendelssohn, Holst and William Harris.  Harris’s pair of wonderful anthems, Faire is the Heaven and Bring Us, O Lord God form the centrepiece.

With fine soloists and our friends, the Westminster Chamber Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Choir are so looking forward to this concert at our favourite out-of-town venue.

TICKETS can be bought online via Ticketsource or on the door (e.g. if the online site stops selling a few hours before the concert, don’t worry – you can buy tickets when you arrive).

We do so hope you can be there.

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