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.

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

— Birmingham Post, December 2014

Forthcoming concerts


Mass in Blue and Freedom!

Elgar Concert Hall, Sunday 17th November 2019 at 2.30 pm
TICKETS now on sale
The City of Birmingham Choir are delighted to bring to the Elgar Hall two exciting and uplifting pieces of modern choral music both with a jazz and blues vibe. Will Todd’s Mass in Blue has proved to be a hugely popular work. We pair it with newly-composed Freedom! The Power of Song 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 performance of Handel’s epic. So many good musical numbers in this enduring favourite choral masterpiece, Messiah.

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.

Choir members login HERE.


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

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.


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