Sheffield Bach Choir is one of the longest-established choirs in the city and celebrated its 60th anniversary in some style during 2010. We are a mixed choir founded originally to revive public interest in the music of Bach. Each year we present at least one major Bach choral work, along with Handel’s Messiah in December and, in addition, each season sees a minimum of three further concerts of mixed classical repertoire. Our concerts normally take place at Sheffield Cathedral or St Mark’s in Broomhill, and we run a “come-sing” Messiah around Christmas time at another venue.
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The choir’s history
Sheffield Bach Society was founded in 1950 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of J S Bach in Leipzig, and to bring the music of Bach to Sheffield audiences. It was led for many years by Dr Roger Bullivant, who conducted the choir for 38 years. Dr Bullivant was succeeded by Peter Collis in 2000, and in 2010 by Dr Simon Lindley.