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.
Handel’s Messiah in Prague
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. TICKETS on sale.
See our full programme on our CONCERTS page.
Come to our WELCOME REHEARSAL in January –2020-01_WelcomeRehearsal.
such a wonderful homogeneity of tone from all four vocal sections, and the lightness of touch
A happy new year 2020 – the 99th year of the City of Birmingham Choir.
Look out for our exciting events in 2020. If you would like, come to our Welcome Rehearsal on Tuesday 7th January. 2020-01_WelcomeRehearsal
We have the high-energy Carmina Burana coming up on 14th March in Symphony Hall. At the same time, we will be preparing for our tour to Prague, performing Handel’s Messiah and taking part in a Sunday mass.
Then on 9th May, at the Elgar Concert Hall, a truly wonderful programme of British and European choral mini-masterpieces from Monteverdi, Byrd, Handel, Mendelssohn, centred round two absolute classics by William Harris – Faire is the Heaven and Bring Us, O Lord God at Our Last Awakening.
Check back soon for ticket details.
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