Concert Archive

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Festival of Singing

15 June 2019 · St Andrew's, Psalter Lane

Our 70th anniversary season concludes with a day-long Festival of Singing featuring a young soloists' masterclass with Professor Mark Wildman and a concert of anthems with Sheffield Oratorio Chorus, Sheffield Oratorio Chamber Choir and young soloists from the masterclass.

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Mozart Requiem

16 March 2019 · Sheffield Cathedral

In this concert the haunting Mozart Requiem ispaired with Handel's beautiful and expansive anthem The Ways of Zion, written in 1737 as a funeral anthem for Queen Caroline, consort of George II.

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A Child of Our Time

03 November 2018 · Sheffield Cathedral

Commemorating 100 years since the end of WW1, and 80 years since the pogrom known as Krystallnacht, an atrocity which is at the centre of the principal work of this concert.

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African Sanctus and High I'm…

07 July 2018 · The Octagon Centre

Keneish Dance and Sheffield Oratorio Chorus present an evening of music and contemporary African dance featuring choreographer Keisha Grant’s High I’m…, an African contemporary dance spectacle that takes you through a universe of thoughts, feelings and physical sensation, and David Fanshawe's iconic African Sanctus, which interweaves recordings of African songs and dances with "classical" Western music, choreographed by Keisha Grant and Keneish Dance (

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Britten, Holst & Kodály

08 July 2017 · Sheffield Cathedral

We are firmly in the twentieth century with this concert, featuring Kodály's austere, neo-modal Missa Brevis, Britten's evocative Rejoice in the Lamb, set to Christopher Smart's particularly quirky text, and Gustav Holst's Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, a response to his appreciation of Hindu mystical writings.

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Carol Concert 2016

22 December 2016 · St. Andrew's Psalter Lane

In this year's Christmas concert we will again be showcasing some of Sheffield's best young singers.

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Britten War Requiem

02 July 2016 · Sheffield Cathedral

Benjamin Britten's War Requiem is a work on a large scale, employing a main orchestra, a chamber orchestra, 3 soloists and a boys' choir.

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Duruflé Requiem

19 March 2016 · Sheffield Cathedral

Duruflé based his Requiem on psalm chants and used Fauré's Requiem as his model, both structurally and emotionally.

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Bach Magnificat

28 November 2015 · Sheffield Cathedral

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote this setting of the Magnificat (Mary's hymn of praise on learning she would bear the Son of God) for his forces at Leipzig in 1723 but subsequently revised it into the form we know today.

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Monteverdi Vespers

27 June 2015 · Sheffield Cathedral

The celebrated Vespers of 1610 will be presented with an excellent array of soloists, some of whom will be familiar from our 2012 performance of Monteverdi's Christmas Vespers.

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Rachmaninov Vespers

28 March 2015 · Sheffield Cathedral

Also known as the "All-night Vigil", Rachmaninov's Vespers is a set of 15 anthems for the Vespers and Matins services of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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Carol Concert 2014

18 December 2014 · Horizon Methodist Church

A familiar mix of carols, old and new, with readings and audience participation at a new venue: Horizon Methodist Church.

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Ceremonies and Psalms

28 June 2014 · Ecclesall Parish Church

John Rutter's moving and celebrated Requiem is combined with a feast of psalm settings, some joyful, some contemplative, by the English composers Sir David Willcocks and Christopher Le Fleming.

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Bach St John Passion

29 March 2014 · Ecclesall Parish Church

Bach's timeless masterpiece, The Passion according to St John, is presented in a dramatically enhanced performance with the rising stars of the Skipton Camerata and a sextet of distinguished soloists.

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Light Revisited

22 February 2014 · The Cathedral Church of St Marie

The newly formed Chamber Choir makes its debut with Palestrina's ethereal Missa aeterna Christi munera and a selection of Renaissance motets.

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Carol Concert 2013

19 December 2013 · Ecclesfield Church

This year's annual mix of traditional and modern carols along with Christmas readings and audience carols.

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Handel Dixit Dominus

16 November 2013 · Ecclesall Parish Church

One of Handel's most glittering and irresistible works composed at the age of 22 while in Italy, Dixit Dominus is paired with two of Mozart's most attractive choral works, Coronation Mass and Vespers K339.

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Light out of Darkness

23 March 2013 · Ecclesall Parish Church

Atmospheric choral works with the theme 'Light out of Darkness' will mark the transition from Winter to Spring in the next concert by the Sheffield Oratorio Chorus.

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The New Age

24 November 2012 · Sheffield Cathedral

Start your Christmas celebrations in Venetian style with a concert featuring music by Claudio Monteverdi, including his 'Christmas Vespers'.

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