Join our choir

We are not able to meet for rehearsals at the moment, due to the Coronavirus situation. We hope that it’s not too long before it’s safe for us to start singing together again.

New singers are very welcome to join our Zoom rehearsals on Wednesday evenings in term time, from 7 – 8pm. Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page if you would like to join us online.

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.


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

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We meet from 7.15 to 9.30pm, with a 15 minute coffee break. 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.

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 four videos on this page:

Subscriptions (2019  – 2020 season): £52 a term, or £44 for unwaged singers. 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.

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