The Alabama Symphony Orchestra Chorus was formed in Fall 2010 and starts its second year in Fall 2011.
It is a new creature, but it comes into existence as the Birmingham Concert Chorale goes dormant for the first time since 1966.
The Birmingham Concert Chorale was founded in 1966 as the Birmingham Civic Chorus under the direction of Bruce Tolbert of the University of Montevallo. In 1977, the name was changed to the Birmingham Concert Chorale. Past directors have included Hugh Thomas, Tom Gibbs, Timothy Banks, David Smith and Mark Ridings.
The Chorale enjoyed a long association with the former Alabama Symphony Orchestra. In 1997, with the rebirth of the ASO, the Birmingham Concert Chorale was formally designated as "The Official Chorus of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra."