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recent events in the Sheffield Bach Society

Thomas plays Poulenc

Sheffield Telegraph 19 September 2018 Sheffield Bach Choir is thrilled that Thomas Corns, Director of Music at Sheffield Cathedral, will play at their ‘French Connection’ concert on 6 October. “I’m very much looking forward to playing Poulenc’s Concerto” said Thomas. … Continue reading

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Sheffielder’s family link to choir concert composer

JULIA ARMSTRONG Published: 17:10 Friday 01 June 2018 John Barnard, a keen mountain climber and skier living in Stannington, who is also researching his family history, is looking forward to hearing a rarely-performed Requiem composed by his grandma’s great-grandfather, to … Continue reading

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Rising stars move mountains to sing Bach in hometown Sheffield

Sheffield Telegraph 5 April 2018 Booking musicians with growing national reputations is difficult; getting them a second time following a postponement is well-nigh impossible – but not when they are committed to singing in their hometown! Rising stars Anna Harvey … Continue reading

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The Magic of Elijah

THE MAGIC OF MENDELSSOHN – AND HIS 1846 MASTERPIECE First heard at the 1846 Birmingham Festival, Elijah was alleged to have been accorded at its first hearing the greatest reception in all musical history. The enthusiastic manner of those present … Continue reading

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The Bright Seraphim burns for Simon Lindley in the Bach Choir’s 65th season.

In the 65th year of its foundation, Sheffield Bach Choir, widely regarded as one of the finest such groups in Britain, present Handel’s Samson at St Mark’s, Broomhill on Saturday 17 October 2015 at 7.30. Samson is one of Handel’s … Continue reading

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Celebrating the American way on June 21st at St Mark’s Church Broomhill

Truly can Sheffield Bach Choir’s upcoming Summer Concert be said to live up to the title Summer Time – An American Celebration! (writes Simon Lindley..) Although, alone among the three composers – Donald Hunt, Morten Lauridsen and John Rutter – … Continue reading

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Messiah Memories

by Simon Lindley It remains one of life’s profound mysteries that Messiah is widely regarded as the sacred work to perform during, or even slightly before, Advent in preparation for Christmas. But that is how things are! A comparatively small … Continue reading

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