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2016

Thursday 15th December

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The Sheffield Chorale’s well-loved traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Saturday 24th September

Wentworth Music Festival, Wentworth Parish Church.

The programme  included selections from West Side Story, Porgy and Bess, and The Sound of Music, and Praulins’ Missa Rigensis, with solos from Tabitha Smart, winner of the 2016 David Clover Singing Festival Award.

Saturday 16th July

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Saturday 11th June

Voices and Bells for a Summer Evening:

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A joint concert with the Northern Bell Orchestra at St Andrew’s Church, Psalter Lane, including Missa Rigensis, What a Wonderful World, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, and selections from Lord of the Rings and Les Miserables.

Saturday 16th April

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May have been the first ever performance of the Praulins in Sheffield.

2015

Thursday 17th December

Carols by candlelight 2015

Saturday 7th November

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This concert was also performed at Malvern Priory, Pershore Abbey and Worcester Cathedral on October 28th, 29th and 30th.

Sunday 21st June

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Saturday 21st March

“Songs For The Spirit”poster March 15

Programme included

James MacMillan:

  • A Child’s Prayer
  • The Gallant Weaver

John Tavener – Song for Athene

Herbert Howells – Take him, Earth, for Cherishing

Francis Poulenc – Mass in G Major

…and a selection of spirituals, folk songs, and part songs by Elgar, Finzi, and others.

At Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses

2014

Thursday 18th December

A4 Christmas 2014

Saturday 22nd November

“Hear My Prayer”

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Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden – JS Bach
Komm, Jesu, komm – JS Bach
Hear My Prayer (O for the Wings of a Dove) – Mendelssohn
Missa Brevis – Zoltán Kodály

At St Luke’s, Lodge Moor

Saturday 27th September

Wentworth Church Music Festival – Final Concert

Sing Joyfully – Byrd
Missa Papae Marcelli – Palestrina
Haec dies – Byrd
Lay a garland – Pearsall
Sprig of thyme – Rutter
I was glad – Parry

In Wentworth Parish Church

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The Sheffield Chorale’s 40th Anniversary Concert,

Saturday 19th July at St Andrew’s Psalter Lane

John Rutter – A Sprig of Thyme
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Three Shakespeare Songs
Plus a selection of the Chorale’s favourite songs, including The Blue Bird, Ezekiel Saw The Wheel, The Turtle Dove, The Rhythm Of Life, and many others!

At St Andrew’s, Psalter Lane

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2013

16th November. “Immortal Fire”: St John’s Ranmoor.

immortal fire 2Sing Joyfully – William Byrd; Kyrie (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; O Beatum et Sacrosanctum Diem – Peter Phillips; Gloria (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; Justorum Animae – William Byrd; Sanctus (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; Hymn to Saint Cecilia – Benjamin Britten; When David Heard – Thomas Weelkes; Benedictus (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; O Crux Splendidor – Peter Phillips; Agnus Dei (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; Surgens Jesus – Peter Phillips; Agnus Dei 2 (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; Haec Dies – William Byrd.
Conductor – Neil Taylor.

28th October. “Immortal Fire”: St Baaf’s Cathedral, Ghent, and Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula, Brussels.

TSC_Ghent_poster TSC_Brussels_posteri thank you God – Eric Whitacre; Sing Joyfully – William Byrd; Kyrie (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; O Beatum et Sacrosanctum Diem – Peter Phillips; Gloria (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; Justorum Animae – William Byrd; Sanctus (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; Hymn to Saint Cecilia – Benjamin Britten; When David Heard – Thomas Weelkes; Benedictus (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; O Crux Splendidor – Peter Phillips; Agnus Dei (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; Surgens Jesus – Peter Phillips; Agnus Dei 2 (Missa Papae Marcelli) – Giovanni da Palestrina; Haec Dies – William Byrd; Sleep – Eric Whitacre.
Conductor – Neil Taylor

20th July. “O Fortuna”: St John’s Ranmoor

July 2013_poster-CH3Carmina Burana – Carl Orff; Cloudburst, i thank you God, Sleep – Eric Whitacre
Soloists: Rebecca Lambert – Soprano, Stewart Campbell – Tenor, Jeremy Dawson, Baritone. Linda Wareham & Ian Sharpe – Piano, with Mixed Metals Percussion Ensemble and Handbell Ringers. Conductor – Neil Taylor

9th March. “Britten – A Choral Celebration”, (part of the “A Boy Was Born” festival): St Andrew’s Psalter Lane.

Britten_march_9th 2013_posterHymn to St Columba; Rejoice in the Lamb; A Hymn to the Virgin; Flower Songs; Hymn to St Peter; Carry her over the Water; Antiphon; Song of the Fishermen (Peter Grimes); Festival Te Deum; Chorale after an Old French Carol; Old Joe has gone fishing (Peter Grimes). Conductor – Neil Taylor

2012

17th November. Rossini – Petite Messe Solennelle: St Mark’s Broomhill.

RossiniPMS_Patrons_poster 2012 finalChristine Starr – Soprano, Amanda Bowen – Contralto, Stewart Campbell – Tenor, Dr Andrew Heighton – Baritone, Linda Wareham – Piano, Ian Roberts – Harmonium. Conductor – Neil Taylor.

14th July, “Garland For A Queen”: St Andrews Psalter Lane

I was Glad – Parry; Hence Stars, Too Dim of Light – Michael East; Silence & Music, O Clap your Hands – R. Vaughan Williams, As Vesta Was – Thomas Weelkes; The Hills – John Ireland; Ave Maria – Anton Bruckner; Old 100th – R Vaughan Williams; Zadok the Priest – Handel; Hard by a Crystal Fountain – Thomas Morley; Totus Tuus – Henryk Górecki. Organ solo: Crown Imperial – William Walton. White Flowering Days – Gerald Finzi; Behold, O God Our Defender – Herbert Howells; O Taste And See – R. Vaughan Williams; Ave Stella Maris – Edvard Grieg; Te Deum Laudamus – C. Villiers Stanford.
Organ – Jeffrey Makinson, Conductor – Neil Taylor.

16th June, “A Midsummer Serenade” (As part of the Broomhill Festival): St Mark’s Broomhill.

Zadok the Priest – Handel; All Creatures Now – John Bennet; It was a Lover and his Lass – Ward Swingle; As Torrents in Summer – Edward Elgar; Hence Stars, Too Dim Of Light – Michael East; White Flowering Days – Gerald Finzi; 5 Liebeslieder Waltzes – Brahms; Midsummer Song – Frederick Delius; Come Gentle Swains – Michael Cavendish; As Vesta Was – Thomas Weelkes; Elizabethan Serenade – Ronald Binge; The Hills – John Ireland; Summertime – George Gershwin; Totus tuus – Henryk Górecki; The Blue Bird – Charles Villiers Stanford; Ave Maria – Anton Bruckner; The Lady Oriana – John Wilbye; Ave Maria – Serge Rachmaninov; I Was Glad – Parry.
Neil Taylor – Conductor; Organ; Kevin Haighton – Assistant Conductor; Linda Wareham & Ian Sharpe – Piano.

17th March, Brahms – A German Requiem, Liebeslieder Waltzes: Holy Trinity Millhouses.

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2011

19th November. Patrons’ Concert, St Mark’s Broomhill

Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Fauré; Ubi Caritas, Tota Pulchra Es, Tu Es Petrus, Tantum Ergo – Duruflé; 5 Spirituals: Nobody Knows; Swing low, sweet chariot; Standin’ in de need of prayer; Deep River; Were you there?; Requiem op 9 – Duruflé.
Conductor – Neil Taylor

9th July. “Music to Hear” at Buxton Festival Fringe, Buxton Methodist Church

Music by Rutter, Delius, Pearsall, Shearing and Kern
Conductor – Neil Taylor

9th April. “Passion, Betrayal, Consolation”: St Andrew’s Psalter Lane

Dido and Aeneas – Purcell; Lamento d’Arianne – Monteverdi; Alles was ihr tut – Buxtehude
Skipton Camerata and soloists, Conductor – Thomas Leech

2010

20th November. Patrons’ Concert, St Mark’s Broomhill.

Vespers – Rachmaninov; Miserere Mei – Allegri
Soloists – Christine Starr, Debbie Bettles, Sue Haighton, Chris Edge, Pat Wareham, Jackie Wood, Robert Dufton, Kevin Haighton. Conductor – Thomas Leech.

10th July. Summer Concert funded by BBC Choral Ambitions: St Luke’s Lodge Moor

Coronation Anthems: Zadok the Priest, Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, The King Shall Rejoice, My Heart is Inditing – Handel; Nelson Mass – Haydn.
Sarah Carlin – Soprano, Lucy Appleyard – Mezzo-Soprano, George Pooley – Tenor, Neil Baker – Bass. The Skipton Camerata. Conductor – Thomas Leech.

19th June. Bradfield Festival of Music

Te Deum – Charpentier; Cantata 196 Der Herr denket an uns; Nelson Mass – Haydn
Sarah Kelly – Soprano, Charlotte Kitson – Alto, David Burrows – Tenor, Timothy Murphy – Bass. Skipton Camerata, Directed by Thomas Leech.

13th March. “An Equal Music…a concert of choral classics”: St John’s Ranmoor.

Requiem, Psalm Preludes – Howells; Blest Pair of Sirens, I was Glad – Parry; Three Motets – Stanford; Bring Us, O Lord God – Harris
Organ – George Parsons, Conductor – Thomas Leech.

2009

21st November. “Old, New, Borrowed, Blue…”: St Mark’s Broomhill.

I was Glad, Jehovah quam multi sunt hostes mei, Hear My Prayer, O Lord – Purcell; Infant Song (1st performance) Stephen Pycroft; When David Heard – Eric Whitacre; Agnus Dei – Samuel Barber; Immortal Bach – Knut Nystedt; 3 English Folksongs – R Vaughan Williams; All the things you are, Just the way you look tonight – Jerome Kern.
Conductor – Thomas Leech.

21st March: St John’s Ranmoor

Mass in B minor – JS Bach
Rebecca Goulden – Soprano, Natalia Brzezinska – Mezzo, Tim Lawrence – Tenor, James Rock – Bass. Organist – Darius Battiwalla, Musical Director – Thomas Leech.

2008

22nd November. Patrons’ Concert – “A Doorway to Christmas”: St Mark’s Broomhill.

Rejoice and be Merry – Rutter; Feast-Day Carol – Alan Bullard; Noel – Gordon Thornett; The Little Road To Bethlehem – Michael Head arr. J Kirkwood; I saw Three Ships arr. Rutter; Hymn to St Cecelia – Britten; Joys Seven – Stephen Cleobury; Starry Night – David Willcocks; The Twelve Days of Christmas – arr. Andrew Carter; Gloty to the Christ Child – Alan Bullard; King Jesus Hath a Garden – arr. Rutter; Tomorrow will be my Dancing Day – John Gardner; Mary’s Lullaby, Shepherd’s Pipe Carol – Rutter.
Organist – Andrew Kirk, Accompanist – Linda Wareham, Soloist – Anne Padget, Conductor – James Kirkwood.

12th July. Pirates of Penzance. St Mark’s Broomhill.

With the Chorale Symphonia, Conductor – James Kirkwood.

19th April. Mayor of Dronfield’s Charity Appeal: Dronfield Parish Church.

Notre Père – Duruflé; Lift up your heads O Ye Gates – William Matthias; Zum Sanctus – Schubert; Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – William Matthias; Chorale from The Armed Man – Karl Jenkins; Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré; Now Is The Month of Maying – Thomas Morley; Prayer of St George – Alan Hovhaness; There is Sweet Music Here – John Clements; Ubi Caritas – Duruflé; Let The Bright Seraphim – Handel; Didn’t it Rain – arr Michael Neaum; Lay A Garland – Robert Pearsall; Romance – Scriabin; All things Bright and Beautiful – Rutter; Dixie – arr Norman Luboff; Down By The Riverside – arr Rutter.
Alex Coleman – Trumpet, Christine Starr – Soprano, Pat Wareham – Soprano, Sue Haighton – Contralto. Organist – Andrew Kirk. Conductor – James Kirkwood.

8th March. “Pipes and Voices”: Hallam Methodist Church Nether Green.

Gloria – Vivaldi; O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross – JS Bach; Pater Noster – Verdi; Mass in D – Dvořak.
Soloists, Christine Starr, Janet Birch, Graham Wilkinson. Conductor – James Kirkwood.

2007

16th December. BBC Radio Sheffield Carol Service, Emmanuel Church, Barnsley.

24th November. Patrons’ Concert: St Mark’s Broomhill.

Nova Nova – Chilcott; The Christ-Child lay on Mary’s lap, Joy in the morning – Joubert; Upon your heart – Daley; Jubilate Deo – Britten; Psalm 26 – Stead; Christ whose Glory fills the Sky – Carpenter; What Sweeter Music – Rutter; Gaudete – Kayun; A Babe is Born – Matthias; Rise up shepherd and follow – Hayes; Do you hear what I hear – Regner; When Icicles Hang, Winter Nights, Blow Blow – Rutter; There is sweet music – Clements; Autumn Leaves – arr Pendleton; A merry Little Christmas – arr Goff Richards.
Soloists – Christine Starr, Jan Birch. Organ – Alan Brown, Piano – Linda Wareham, MD – James Kirkwood.

14th July, “In Paradisum”: St Mark’s Broomhill.

O Thou the Central Orb – Charles Wood; Give unto the Lord – Elgar; Jesus and the Traders – Zoltan Kodaly; Lift up your heads – William Matthias; Panis Angelicus – Cesar Franck; Greater Love – John Ireland; Sweet chance that led my steps abroad – Michael Head; This Little Rose – William Roy; Ave Verum – Mozart; Let All the world in every corner sing – RVW; Requiem – Fauré.

23rd June. Bradfield Music Festival.

Te Deum – Stanford (Soprano – Pat Wareham, Contralto – Jan Birch, Tenor – Peter King, Bass – Kevin Haighton); Bogoriditse Dyevo – Arvo Pärt; Chichester Psalms – Bernstein (Soprano – Pat Wareham, Contralto – Jan Birch, Tenor, Chris Nicholson, Bass – Kevin Haighton); The Armed Man – Karl Jenkins (Soprano – Christine Starr, Contralto – Janet Birch, Tenor – David Heyes, Bass – Kevin Haighton, Muezzin – Abdool Gooljar, Cello, Gemma Wareham, Flute, Judith Mellor, Trumpets: Jamie Prophet, Neil Fulton, Gordon Trueman, Organ – Graham Eccles, Percussion, Steven Kohut, Matthew Dabbs, Peter Matthews, Piano, Nigel Gyte.Conductor – Craig Edwards.

17th March,St Patrick’s Day Concert: St Luke’s Lodge Moor.

The Happy Wanderer – F.Moeller arr N.Luboff; Li’l Liza Jane – arr G. Lawson; Skip to my Lou – arr R. Wagner; Songs from West Side Story – Bernstein; O Waly Waly – arr Britten; All in the April Evening – H. Robertson; Were you there? arr. R. Shepherd; Te Deum in Bb – Stanford; Be still my soul – Sibelius; Bogoroditse Dyevo (Ave Maria) – Arvo Pärt; Cantique de Jean Racine, In Paradisum from Requiem – Fauré; Watching the wheat – arr. H Greehl; Dance a cachuca (Gondoliers) – Sullivan.
Conductor – Craig Edwards.

3rd March. Spring Concert: St John’s Ranmoor.

Coronation Scene (Boris Godunov) – Mussorgsky; Waltz Scene (Eugene Onegin) – Tschaikovsky; Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor) – Borodin; Rejoice in the Lamb – Britten; Chichester Psalms 1,2,3 – Bernstein.
Soprano – Pat Wareham; Alto – Jan Birch; Countertenor – Kevin Haighton; Tenors – Peter King, Christopher Nicholson; Bass – Kevin Haighton. Organ – Graham Eccles, Piano – John Wilson. Musical Director, Craig Edwards

2006

25th November, “O Taste And See”: St Mark’s Broomhill.

Te Deum in Bb, Magnificat in G – CV Stanford; Ave Verum – Elgar; A Hymn to the Virgin, Jubilate Deo – Britten; Vocalise – Rachmaninov; Bogoroditse Dyevo (Ave Maria) – Arvo Pärt; The Call, O Taste and See – RVW; Allegro Appassionata – Saint-Saëns; God is gone up – Finzi; Benedictus (The Armed Man) – Karl Jenkins; Missa Brevis – Zoltan Kodaly.
Peter Thomson – Soprano, Charlotte Kitson – Alto, Simon Lee – Tenor, Dominic Rose – Bass, Gemma Wareham – Violoncello, Linda Wareham – Piano, Graham Eccles – Organ.

8th July, “Lux Aeterna”: St Mark’s Broomhill.

Coronation Te Deum – Walton; 3 Motets op 38: Justorum Animae, Coelos ascendit hodie, Beati quorum via – CV Stanford; I Was Glad – Parry; Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré; Requiem – Duruflé.
Craig Edwards, Graham Eccles.

3rd May, Spring Concert: Bents Green Methodist Church.

The Happy Wanderer – F.Moeller arr N.Luboff; Li’l Liza Jane – arr G. Lawson; Watching the wheat – arr. H Greehl; Kalinka; O Waly Waly – arr Britten; Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré; I feel pretty, Somewhere, Tonight – Bernstein; Voici la Quadrille (Carmen) Bizet; I got plenty o’ nuttin – Gershwin; Where Willows are bending (Boris Godunov) – Mussorgsky; All in the April Evening – Hugh Roberts; Were you there – arr Shepherd; Be still my Soul – Sibelius; Sanctus, Agnus Dei, In Paradisum – Fauré; Dance a cachuca – Sullivan.

22nd April, Inaugural Concert for The Phoenix Organ, with the Christchurch Singers, Christchurch, the Grove, Ilkley.

18th March. Spring Concert with Rudston Preparatory School.

The Happy Wanderer – F.Moeller arr N.Luboff; Li’l Liza Jane – arr G. Lawson; Hoe Down, Skip to my Lou – Copeland; Watching the Wheat – arr Geehl; O Waly Waly – Britten; Kalinka; Somewhere – Bernstein arr Dunham; I feel Pretty – Bernstein; I got plenty o’ nuttin – Gershwin; Where Willows are bending (Boris Godunov) – Mussorgsky; Humming Chorus (Madame Butterfly) – Puccini; Voici la Quadrille (Carmen) – Bizet; All in the April Evening – Hugh Roberts; Were you there – arr Shepherd; Be still my Soul – Sibelius; Dance a cachuca – Sullivan.
Conductors – Craig Edwards, Nigel Gyte; Pianists – Linda Wareham, Nigel Gyte.

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