2020-21: Our 71st season
Due to the coronavirus and in line with Government guidelines, we sadly had to abandon much of our 71st season. Our first concert will hopefully be in April 2021 – see below.
Sheffield Bach Society’s 71st concert season was planned to include plenty of Bach, with the St Matthew Passion at Easter and a feast of Bach featuring Darius Battiwalla on the organ in October. In contrast we planned Honegger and Bernstein in November, with Elgar and Vaughan Williams in June and regular favourite Messiah at Christmas. Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to abandon most of the season.
Revised plans have yet to be finalised, but we are hoping that our popular annual Messiah can be moved to late April 2021. The season will hopefully conclude with the feast of Bach, re-scheduled to June 2021.
Handel – MESSIAH
Date to be announced – late April 2021, Sheffield Cathedral
Sheffield Bach Choir’s annual performance of Messiah alongside the National Festival Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Simon Lindley, offers Sheffield music lovers a splendid opportunity to include a live performance of Handel’s wonderful oratorio in their Easter celebrations.
tba – soprano
tba – alto
tba – tenor
tba – bass
National Festival Orchestra conducted by Simon Lindley
Link to YouTube recording of Messiah
THE BRILLIANCE OF BACH
Saturday 12 June 2021, 7.30pm, St Mark’s Church, Broomhill
BACH: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
BACH: Sheep may safely graze
BACH: Jesu meine freude
BACH: Orchestral suite in B minor
BACH: Cantata 118
BACH: Toccata & Fugue in D min
Darius Battiwalla – organ
Simon Lindley – conductor
We are delighted to be supporting the 2021 Broomhill Festival at this concert.
see reviews of past concerts