Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Back to work – but what a work!

1st February 2018, by Mark Lawrence

We are delighted to have begun our latest venture, rehearsing Monteverdi’s spectacular Vespro della Beata Vergine of 1610, his famous Vespers. Directed by Conductor, Adrian Lucas, and our Accompanist, Colin Baines, we will also enjoy the chance to work with the acclaimed choir trainer Edward Higginbottom – whose years in charge of the choir of New College, Oxford, brought it to a rare level of excellence.

We will look forward to telling more as the weeks progress, as well as letting you know when tickets go on sale for the concert at Gloucester Cathedral on 23rd June.

Try out singing with us

8th January 2018, by Mark Lawrence

You will be warmly welcomed to our choir rehearsal on Tuesday 23rd January at 6.30 pm in the city centre. This will be our next “WELCOME REHEARSAL“. If you are keen singer and can read music, take part in our rehearsal and see if you think the City of Birmingham Choir is for you.

Happy New Year 2018!

1st January 2018, by Mark Lawrence

The City of Birmingham Choir would like to wish you a happy new year.

Christmas Wishes

20th December 2017, by Mark Lawrence

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Celebrate with Classic Carols

9th December 2017, by Mark Lawrence

Join the City of Birmingham Choir and famous actor and TV presenter Sir Tony Robinson for a delightful evening of CLASSIC CAROLS at Symphony Hall on Monday 18th December at 7.30 pm.
Joining the choir will be the London Concert Orchestra and soloists, tenor Nicky Spence and trumpeter Crispian Steele Perkins (with whom we gave a delightful concert in Tewkesbury Abbey not long ago).
Get your tickets HERE.

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Marvellous Messiah, this Friday

6th December 2017, by Mark Lawrence


Time to get your seat in Symphony Hall for our performance of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, this Friday 8th December at 7 pm. ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT! We have enjoyed rehearsing our annual favourite music to perform with the CBSO and great soloists. Do join us – we look forward to your company.

Handel’s masterpiece

16th November 2017, by Mark Lawrence

We are delighted to tell you that the Grand Tier is now open for ticket sales for our sparkling performance of Handel’s Messiah. Time to book your tickets if you haven’t done so. The CBSO joins the City Choir and a team of wonderful soloists for our Symphony Hall performance starting at 7 pm on Friday 8th December.


Spectacular Classics

5th November 2017, by Mark Lawrence

After a thrilling performance of Mozart’s Requiem, we are delighted to be returning to Symphony Hall on Saturday 11th November for two performances  of the popular Raymond Gubbay promotion, Spectacular Classics at 2:30 and 7:30 pm.

Mozart’s Requiem

4th November 2017, by Mark Lawrence

We have enjoyed our rehearsals of Mozart’s Requiem, that great and moving work which Mozart only partly completed on his deathbed. His discussions with his pupil, Süssmayr, allowed the latter to complete the work – most probably with a good deal of the intended elements.

There is still time to book tickets for this lovely concert on Sunday 5th November at 3 pm in Symphony Hall.

Do book tickets for this and our other forthcoming Symphony Hall Concerts. We look forward to seeing you in the audience.

Concert day arrangements

26th October 2017, by Mark Lawrence

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