Chorus joins Celebration

22/03/2014

Sheffield Oratorio Chorus members will join other local singers in the heart of Sheffield to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire, in a unique performance led by local group Albion.

A massed choir made up of singers from across the city, representing many of its choral groups including the Philharmonic Chorus, the Oratorio Chorus, Vivacity and others, will perform traditional tunes such as Scarborough Fair and Jerusalem, sung in new vocal arrangements created by Albion. This will create a wonderful live atmosphere, surrounding the audience with song, bringing to life Shakespeare’s “the isle is full of noises”.

Albion’s Musical Director, Fraser Wilson, said: “the Tour coming to Yorkshire gives us a wonderful opportunity for Sheffield to show off our thriving cultural life to the nation and the world. Music is part of who we are, our identity, and there’s such a great buzz in bringing people together. It’s a very sociable activity as well as a cultural one. Singing is good for you and music brings life and meaning to the world.”

The performance takes place at Sheffield’s iconic Millennium Gallery on Sunday 30 March at 6.30pm. Tickets are free and can be booked in advance via Eventbrite.

Visit Classical Sheffield for a personal view on the choral celebration from one of our members.

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