Current Season Concerts

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

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.

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