Passionate about great choral music
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.
An update as a result of COVID-19 virus pandemic. With great regret, at present rehearsals and events are CANCELLED. We wish all our members and supporters good health. Keep enjoying music!
Symphony Hall, Saturday 14th March 2020 at 7.30 pm
Carl Orff’s spectacular and popular showpiece, which we performed to acclaim last year in the Royal Festival Hall. Read MORE.
Handel’s Messiah in Prague CANCELLED
Tour to Prague in April 2020
As part of our tour to Prague in April, we will be performing the piece with which we delight Symphony Hall audiences every year. Church of St Simon and St Jude, Prague, Friday 17th April.
Elgar Concert Hall, Saturday 9th May 2020
A delightful programme of choral mini-masterpieces unaccompanied and with chamber orchestra.
See our full programme on our CONCERTS page.
such a wonderful homogeneity of tone from all four vocal sections, and the lightness of touch
We gave an excellent performance of Carmina Burana yesterday in Symphony Hall with the London Concert Orchestra and soloists directed by our conductor Adrian Lucas. Our choir was somewhat fewer in numbers than expected owing to illness and the general COVID-19 situation. However, those present really stepped up to the mark and sang their hearts out.
We have our friends in mind who were unable to be there.
We will post updates to the future programme on this page.
In the meantime, we wish all of our choristers, supporters and friends good health. Take sensible precautions to preserve your health and that of those around you. Keep enjoying music by listening to BBC Radio 3 or Classic FM or the many online apps. Do support those who make their living from music as they are approaching a very difficult few months.
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.
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