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Our 70th anniversary, 2018-19, season opens with a workshop on 15th September on Mozart's Requiem directed by Aidan Oliver, a rising star in the conducting world, remembered by SOC members for taking the reins at short notice for the St. Matthew Passion in April 2017.
The November concert is really a double commemoration: 100 years since the end of WW1, and 80 years since the pogrom known as Krystallnacht took place, an atrocity which is at the centre of the principal work of this concert, Tippett's oratorio, A Child of Our Time, notable not only for its graphic musical description but also for the matchless arrangements of the five spirituals which frame the main sections of the work. In contrast is the elegant austerity of Faure's Requiem. The Northern Chamber Orchestra, who have served us so well in previous seasons, join us again along with a distinguished quartet of soloists.
The Spring concert features the haunting Mozart Requiem paired with Handel's beautiful and expansive anthem The Ways of Zion. We welcome advanced students from the Royal College of Music as soloists, and we welcome again the youthful Skipton Camerata.
In the summer we present a Festival of Singing including a masterclass by the distinguished baritone and teacher Mark Wildman, who will work with different levels of young singers in Sheffield and young aspiring professional students. The evening concert will feature some of these young singers while Sheffield Oratorio Chorus will perform music by Haydn, Parry, Bruckner, Lauridsen and others.