Sheffield Chorale [Music Festival 2016]
Saturday 24th September at 7.30 pm
[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2016]
The choir was founded in 1974 by James Kirkwood, head of music at Thornbridge School in Sheffield as the Radio Sheffield Choir and is now a 50 strong mixed choir with a reputation for high quality and an extensive range and repertoire, conducted by Neil Taylor, who has a long association with Sheffield Cathedral.
The Radio Sheffield Choir quickly gained a reputation for popular programmes and the choir was featured on Radios 2, 3 and 4, including two very successful performances on the programme, ‘Glamorous Nights’ on Radio 2. In 1984, the choir changed its name to The Sheffield Chorale, increased its membership through audition, and took on board large choral works with orchestra.
The choir has raised many thousands of pounds for local and national charities through its performances, of which its main one, the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at St. John’s Church, Ranmoor, has always remained a popular and well-attended event.
They will be demonstrating their versatility with a wide range of music, from Praulins Missa Regensis to Porgy and Bess and more contemporary and popular items.
Tickets cost £7 (or £6 for concessions) and are available from Wentworth Village shop, or by contacting Richard Taylor on 01709 527713.
Any unsold tickets will be available on the door immediatly prior to the event (subject to availability)
Series tickets that cover all events/concerts in this year's music festival cost £33, (£29 for concessions)