Join our choir

Birmingham Festival Choral Society always welcomes new singers! We hold an Open Rehearsal on the first Wednesday of each term, but you are welcome to come along any week. The next open rehearsal is Wednesday 27th April.


Rehearsals take place every Wednesday during term time at Selly Oak Methodist Church, Langleys Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6HT. Click here for map.

Selly Oak Methodist Church.

We meet from 7.15 to 9.30pm, with a 15 minute break for refreshments. Our Music Director provides advice on singing technique throughout, and choir members are encouraged to ask if they would like parts repeated or explained more fully. Rehearsals are live streamed on zoom, for those who are unable to join in person, and recorded to help singers with their practice between rehearsals.

We aim for a high standard of singing within a friendly environment.

To see and hear the choir in rehearsal, click on any of the three videos on this page:

Subscriptions (2021  – 2022 season): Waged singers: £13 per month (£156 per annum), Unwaged singers: £11 per month (£132 per annum). Easy payment schemes are available, and the fees are reduced by 5% if paid by the end of September. The subs cover the cost of our MD, accompanist and venue hire, and also subsidise the more expensive concerts in prestigious venues with orchestras.

We have an Equal Opportunities officer who is happy to help as required.

Why not come along?

Come for a couple of rehearsals to try us. If you decide that you would like to join, a friendly Voice Test will then be arranged. Subs are only payable after this, once you have officially joined.

If you would like more information, please Email Recruitment, or fill in the form on this page.

The friendly Birmingham choir singing the world's best choral music.