Current Season Concerts

2022-23: Our 73rd season

Sheffield Bach Society is thrilled to be able to plan our 73rd concert season with greater confidence, following a less-than-certain year following the coronavirus pandemic. We start rehearsals in September 2022, and are planning a super season that we are sure you will enjoy.

We begin by a collaboration with the wonderful Fine Arts Brass originally planned for 2020 but which had to be postponed due to the pandemic. The choir will sing a range of anthems and other works arranged for brass and voices, including Handel’s ever-popular Zadoc the Priest. December features our annual Messiah at Sheffield cathedral, and hopefully our Come and Sing version. In March we will present Bach’s magnificent Mass in B minor, as part of the three-day Classical Sheffield Weekend Festival, and we end the season with an evening of Royal music, accompanied by Leeds City organist Darius Battiwalla, in June 2022.

Despite things feeling almost back to normal, it is worth stating that the coronavirus is still with us, and continues to present some challenges in planning for concerts, especially when it comes to venue arrangements. To ensure that tickets will be available for everyone who would like to come, and to make refunds available quickly and efficiently in the unlikely event that a concert has to be cancelled, we are asking audience members to book online via WeGotTickets if you can.

MUSIC FOR BRASS AND VOICES

Saturday 19 November 2022 at 7.30pm

St Mark’s Church Broomhill

2022 Nov Brass VoicesSheffield Bach Choir are pleased to be able to present this concert with the wonderful Fine Arts Brass, following its postponement due to the pandemic. Majestic and foot tapping in equal measure – one not to miss!
Sheffield Bach Choir
Fine Arts Brass
Derek Grover – organ
George Nicholson – conductor

Tickets £16, £13, £5, free for under-16s, available online, from members of the choir, on the door, or by post via The Box Office, Sheffield Bach Society, c/o 3 Tapton Mews, Sheffield, S10 5EA. enclosing a cheque and stamped addressed envelope.

HANDEL – MESSIAH

Monday 5 December 2022 at 7pm 

Sheffield Cathedral

2022 Dec MessiahCompleted in just 24 days, Handel’s Messiah is one of the most glorious and popular choral works. The Sheffield Bach Choir is pleased to be able to present our annual rendition of Handel’s marvellous oratorio, accompanied by the National Festival Orchestra with four outstanding soloists.

Sheffield Bach Choir
National Festival Orchestra
Nicola Hooke – soprano
Hannah Mason – alto
David Brown – tenor
Florian Stӧrtz – bass
George Nicholson – Conductor

Tickets£16, £13, £5, free for under-16s, available online, from members of the choir, on the door, or by post via The Box Office, Sheffield Bach Society, c/o 3 Tapton Mews, Sheffield, S10 5EA. enclosing a cheque and stamped addressed envelope.

COME SING MESSIAH

The Choir is sorry to announce that there will be no Come and Sing Messiah this season.

BACH – MASS in B MINOR

Saturday 18 March 2023 at 7.30pm

St Mark’s Broomhill

2023 March B min massThe Mass in B minor is widely considered to be the most accomplished choral work every written, and the Sheffield Bach Choir is pleased to present it as part of the 10th anniversary three-day Classical Sheffield Weekend Festival 2023. This will be a very special evening, in the wonderful surroundings of St Mark’s Church Broomhill.

Sheffield Bach Choir
National Festival Orchestra
Jane Burnell – soprano
Kristina James – soprano
Lucy Appleyard – alto

David Brown – tenor
Alex Ashworth – bass
George Nicholson – conductor

Tickets £16, £13, £5, free for u-16s, available online, from choir members, on the door, or by post via The Box Office, Sheffield Bach Society, c/o 3 Tapton Mews, Sheffield, S10 5EA. enclosing a cheque and stamped addressed envelope.

ROYAL MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING

Saturday 17th June 2023 at 7.30pm

St Marks Church Broomhill

2023 Jun Royal MusicA celebration of choral and organ music composed for coronations through the years, including works by Handel, Walton, Parry and Purcell. Part of Broomhill Festival.

Sheffield Bach Choir
Darius Battiwalla – organ
George Nicholson – conductor

Tickets £16, £13, £5, free for u-16s, available online, from choir members, on the door or by post via The Box Office, Sheffield Bach Society, c/o 3 Tapton Mews, Sheffield, S10 5EA. enclosing a cheque and stamped addressed envelope.

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