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, with trips to Tewkesbury Abbey and London’s Southbank Centre. We are also looking forward to our centenary in 2021. Our inspirational music director is Adrian Lucas.

they displayed the agility and precision of an ensemble half their size

— Birmingham Post, December 2015

Forthcoming concerts – tickets on sale

Carmina Burana

Royal Festival Hall, London, Friday 10th May 2019 at 7:30 pm

Hear the monumental harmony of 200 voices combining with the full force of the Philharmonia Orchestra to perform Carl Orff’s unforgettable masterwork.


See more 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.

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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…

After ‘Ruht wohl’ comes ‘O fortuna’!

7th April 2019, by Mark Lawrence

Thank you to our wonderful audience at Tewkesbury Abbey on Saturday evening for supporting our marvellous concert of Bach’s St John Passion. Our efforts at mastering the German text and singing with lightness of touch were put to good effect with the splendid players of the Westminster Chamber Orchestra along with organ, cello and theorbo continuo and guest viola da gamba player.  Our team of soloists, led by Bradley Smith as a most impressive high tenor evangelist, were absolutely first rate. Well done to our musical director, Adrian Lucas, for bringing together all these performers in such a successful way.

Now in a quick turnaround, we focus our attention on our forthcoming visit to the Royal Festival Hall for Carl Orff’s ever -popular Carmina Burana on Friday 10th May. We hope to see you there.

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