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Thank you, Monteverdi! Thank you, Gloucester!

24th June 2018, by Mark Lawrence

A wonderful day at Gloucester Cathedral was rounded off by the enthusiastic applause of a full audience for our performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. Superb vocal soloists and the brilliant playing of the Musical & Amicable Society and QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble all conducted by Adrian Lucas complemented the singing of the City Choir in the long-awaited finale to our season. Now for a summer’s rest before preparing for Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in November.

Magnificent Monteverdi – Mustn’t Miss It!

6th May 2018, by Mark Lawrence

Please buy your tickets on the door.
We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful evening in the architectural marvel that is Gloucester Cathedral. Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 are not to be missed, and we would love to share this opportunity with you.  Stunning solo movements and clever echo effects, the evocative period instrument – cornetts and sackbuts – and the nimble singers of the City of Birmingham Choir who are known to display ‘the agility and precision of an ensemble half their size’ (Birmingham Post). 

Monteverdi tickets on sale

19th April 2018, by Mark Lawrence

We are delighted to tell you that tickets for our wonderful upcoming concert in Gloucester Cathedral are now on sale. Click the BUY TICKETS button to go to the online box office. 

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. 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.