Welcome!

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Birmingham Choral Union – one of the longest established choirs in Birmingham.

Forthcoming Events

    Join us!

    7th August 2019, by Laura Brodrick
    Enjoy singing?  Fancy a challenge? Come and join the friendly choir! Get in touch using our form, or just turn up at one of our rehearsals on a Monday evening at 6.45pm from September 2nd.

    First rehearsal – Autumn term 2019

    7th August 2019, by Tim Padley
    Our first rehearsal will be Monday 2nd September 2019 at The Unitarian Church, 31 Ryland Street B16 8BL. This term we will be beginning work on Honegger’s King David, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Later in the term we will be getting into the Christmas season, including our own Christmas concert, carol singing around the city and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at ...


    Saturday 14 December 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    5th August 2019, by Tim Padley
    Family Christmas Concert. With Colin Baines conductor. Darren Hogg organist. Please note the earlier start time of 6.30 pm! With our usual visit from Father Christmas and mince pies at the interval. Selly Oak Methodist Church, Langleys Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6HT.    

    Saturday 30th December 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

    30th July 2019, by Kathryn
    Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at Birmingham Symphony Hall in collaboration with City of Birmingham Choir. A Raymond Gubbay production featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.   For more information, please visit the THSH website    

    Saturday 28 March 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

    30th June 2019, by Kathryn
    Honegger – King David. . Colin Baines – Conductor.    

    Saturday 27 June 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

    29th June 2019, by Kathryn
    An evening of Britten, Finzi and Vaughan Williams.   Colin Baines – Conductor.      

    About the choir

    We are people who love to sing, and we come from all walks of life.

    Birmingham Choral Union has been singing in the City since the 1880s, performing with professional orchestras and soloists in wonderful venues, including the Symphony Hall, Town Hall and The Elgar Hall. For larger performances we sometimes collaborate with other local choirs.

    We enjoy the challenge of singing a range of music, under the musical guidance of our charismatic conductor Colin Baines who has been with us since 1981. We sing sacred and secular pieces in different languages and from different musical traditions.

    Our rehearsals are every Monday evening near Broad Street, and include a gentle warm-up and vocal exercises, then learning each piece with piano accompaniment from Darren Hogg. We have a short refreshment break with choir notices and regular fundraising sales and events.

    We always welcome new singers, of all voices and it’s easy to join, with low membership fees. You’ll find us friendly and supportive.

    Further details about us may be found elsewhere on our website, please see our Rehearsal Details.


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