Passionate about great choral music

Singing in Symphony Hall

Singing in Symphony Hall

Adrian Lucas, Musical Director

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.

We are singing…

Mass in Blue and Freedom!

Elgar Concert Hall, Sunday 17th November 2019 at 2.30 pm TICKETS now on sale
Including Will Todd’s Mass in Blue and a new work, Freedom! The Power of Song. Read MORE

Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO

Symphony Hall, Friday 6th December 2019 at 7 pm TICKETS now on sale
Start your Christmas with Messiah. Read MORE.

See our full programme on our CONCERTS page.

Contact us…

You can contact us about booking or supporting the choir or our concerts.
Choir members login HERE.

Join us…

A choir of 130 singers, 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!

Vienna tour 2017 – outside Stephansdom

stunningly accomplished performance by Adrian Lucas and the City of Birmingham Choir (performance of James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words From the Cross)

— Birmingham Post, May 2010


Latest news…

Jazz, Spectaculars and Glorious Handel!

30th September 2019, by Mark Lawrence

What a fine and varied music autumn the City of Birmingham Choir’s CONCERTS are presenting this year!

Our tradition of SPECTACULAR CLASSICS returns for two performances of much-loved music on Saturday 9th November in Symphony Hall.

Sunday November 17th sees our jazzy afternoon at the wonderful Elgar Concert Hall featuring the highly popular MASS IN BLUE by Will Todd as well as the new FREEDOM! by Alexander and Joanna Forbes L’Estrange (who will be performing with us).

Symphony Hall is also the setting for our annual and wonderful HANDEL’S MESSIAH, also featuring our orchestral friends, the CBSO. Be there for your baroque treat on Friday 4th December.

A CHRISTMAS CRACKER is our Christmas concert with guest presenter ALED JONES on Saturday afternoon, 21st December. Our final Symphony Hall concert of 2019 will be BEETHOVEN’S NINTH, in conjunction with our friends in Birmingham Choral Union.

Visit or CONCERTS page to see more and to book online.

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

Paris Tour 2015 - Notre Dame, Sunday am

Paris tour 2015 – outside Notre Dame