Sheffield Chorale (Music Festival 2014)
Saturday 27th September at 7.30 p.m.
[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2014]
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, Director of Music at Sheffield Cathedral. This year in 2014 it is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.
The Radio Sheffield Choir quickly gained a reputation for singing music that the man and woman in the street enjoyed. 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, after ten years of working with Radio Sheffield, 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 many of 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 Palestrina to 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 (subject to availability)