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recent events in the Sheffield Bach Society

Brilliant evening of Bach

The “Brilliance of Bach” turned Saturday 18 June 2022 into a suitably brilliant evening. There had been some apprehension, because the choir are still recovering from the long shut down due to the pandemic and we were only able to … Continue reading

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St Matthew Passion a triumph

The choir’s presentation of Bach’s magnificent St Matthew Passion was a triumph, with audience members on their feet at the end of this sumptuous work. The double choir and orchestra sang and played with assurance and accuracy, with venom and … Continue reading

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Choir back in action!

Sheffield Bach Choir resumed rehearsals in January 2022, and are busy getting ready to present Bach’s fabulous St Matthew Passion in March. ‘We are now rehearsing more or less normally’ explained Chair Chris Walker ‘We are not having a break … Continue reading

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Happy Centenary Dr Bullivant!

March 23 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth in Rugby of Dr Roger Bullivant, who was Sheffield Bach Choir’s illustrious conductor for 40 years. Known to a vast number as a lecturer and teacher and to countless more … Continue reading

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Dr Roger Bullivant Centenary

Dr Roger BullivantMBE, MA, BMus, DPhil [Oxon]; Hon D Mus [Sheffield] 23 March 1921 – 20 November 2004 With the centenary of the birth in Rugby on 23 March 2021 of legendary musician Dr Roger Bullivant fast approaching on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Dr Bullivant’s centenary

Dr. Roger Bullivant, who was the choir’s conductor for around 40 years, was born on 23 March 1921. We plan to use our website to celebrate the centenary of Dr Bullivant, a most illustrious and celebrated musician and much loved … Continue reading

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Choir sadly abandons season

It is with great sadness that Sheffield Bach Choir announces that it has had to abandon the two remaining concerts in the 71st season, due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. ‘We were determined to go ahead with the final two … Continue reading

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Survey shows choir wants to sing again

A recent on-line survey of members showed that the majority would like to start singing live again, even those who are at moderate risk in terms of the coronavirus. ‘Obviously since the survey we have gone into another lock-down.’ said … Continue reading

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Choir enjoys successful online AGM

Sheffield Bach Society held its AGM last week – on-line via Zoom. The meeting was attended by almost 40 members and was very successful. Key elements were the presentation and approval of the Annual Report including the accounts, and the … Continue reading

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AGM goes online

Sheffield Bach Choir is going ahead with its AGM next week – on Zoom. The choir, like all groups across England, are unable to meet because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Members will join us online using Zoom” said Chair Chris … Continue reading

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