Author Archives: Sabram

About Sabram

Professor of Anthropology and co-Director of Durham Energy Institute

Messiah to Messiah

After a sell-out Messiah at the Cathedral, lavishly praised by critic Bernard Lee (see ‘reviews‘), the singalong Messiah at Dore Parish Church on 17th December 2012 was another sell-out, and lots of fun. Best mulled wine so far this season, … Continue reading

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Organ recital

A great evening of organ music was enjoyed by an appreciative audience at the Beacon Methodist Church on September 13th when Dr Lindley perfumed what is becoming an annual recital. The Bach Society would like to extend their thanks to … Continue reading

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More B Minor Mass

Some more interesting links about the B Minor Mass. HISTORY OF THE B MINOR MASS and for the techies amongst you: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Vocal/BWV232.htm  

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If you missed…

If you missed the St Peter’s Singers performance of the B Minor Mass in Halifax last week (read all about it here¬†http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/lifestyle/the-guide-arts-and-entertainment/reviews/choir-does-justice-to-bach-s-greatest-hits-compilation-1-4313559) then you will definitely want to hear Simon Lindley conducting the Sheffield Bach Society in Sheffield Cathedral on … Continue reading

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Reflections on Bach’s B Minor Mass

Conductor Simon Lindley reflects on the B Minor Mass, its history and relationship with Yorkshire – yes, Arthur Sullivan conducted what is reputed to be the first complete performance of the mass in Britain (outside London) in Leeds in 1886. … Continue reading

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Messiah Ovation

A richly moving performance of the Messiah on December 5th saw the audience in a packed Sheffield Cathedral leap to their feet for a standing ovation. Soloists Philippa Hyde, Alison Hudson, Stephen Liley, and Alex Ashworth were splendid, and the … Continue reading

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Mendelssohn sings and Lindley talks!

Super concert on November 19th, with the excellent National Festival Orchestra, playing the orchestral symphony in the Hymn of Praise. What a treat! Hope we entertained the dedicated Occupiers outside (at least those who came in to the concert really … Continue reading

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Wakefield Music Collection in danger! Please write or sing to your council and MP!

At a meeting of the full Yorkshire Libraries and Information (YLI) Council held on Friday 30th September, an in principle decision was taken to close the Yorkshire Libraries and Information Music and Drama collection and service as it currently exists. … Continue reading

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Next concert up on Facebook

The Bach choir now has facebook pages – sign up and be a Facebook friend! Just search fb for Sheffield Bach Choir and you will find us there. You can invite your fb friends to concerts, and generally be likeable!

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The Lark Ascended

A fabulous concert on Monday 19th September by Dr Simon Lindley and David Greed at Nether Green Methodist Church. What a treat – we heard every aspect of the beautiful Father Willis organ. And raised a good sum for the … Continue reading

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