Sheffield Bach Choir – the choir of the Sheffield Bach Society

Formed in 1950, Sheffield Bach Choir, one of the longest-established choirs in a city profoundly rich in terms of cultural heritage, was founded to revive public interest in the music of Bach.

Each year we perform at least one major Bach choral work, presenting his three great works – the B Minor Mass and the St Matthew and St John Passions – in a three-year rotation, along with Handel’s Messiah in December. In addition, each season sees a minimum of three further concerts of diverse classical repertoire. Most of our concerts are held in Sheffield’s Anglican Cathedral; the June concert is usually at St Mark’s in Broomhill.

We greatly regret that, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we had to abandon our final concert in June 2020, and all the concerts planned for 2020-21. We hope to re-commence activities in September 2021.

On 23 March 1921 Dr. Roger Bullivant was born in Rugby. Known to a vast number as a lecturer and teacher and to countless more as a conductor and harpsichordist, Roger’s remarkable achievements were no less acclaimed by music makers and concert audiences. He was the Sheffield Bach Choir’s illustrious conductor for some 40 years, and we remember him with great fondness. Read our special feature, compiled to celebrate the anniversary of his birth. 

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