Sheffield City Hall

Outstanding‘, ‘gripping‘, ‘rousing‘ – just some of the superlatives used by critics to describe Chorus performances in the 2017-18 season, when we presented ten concerts in Halifax, Manchester, Edinburgh, Middlesbrough and Sheffield. We sang with the Manchester Camerata, Bruckner Orchester Linz, three other Yorkshire choirs and the world famous Black Dyke Band. The season ended in June wen we sang Rossini’s wonderful Petite Messe Solonelle with four splendid soloists accompanied by acclaimed organist Jonathan Scott on harmonium and Nigel Gyte on the piano.

The 2018-19 season looks to be just as exciting, with a mini tour in France and a visit to Sheffield’s twin town Bochum in Germany in addition to the concerts in Sheffield.

Attending a concert is one of the best ways of supporting the Chorus, so browse through the schedule and follow the links to find out more and book your tickets.

  • 12th – 18th July 2018 A short French tour to include a WW1 commemoration performance of ‘Le messe de deliverance’ by Dubois, in Perigueux Cathedral
  • Friday 9th November, 9.15pm, After Hours –“Beyond Wagner”, A choral treat to follow the Hallé concert, Sheffield City Hall Ballroom
  • Saturday 15th December, 3pm and Saturday 15th December 7pm, Christmas Concerts with the Black Dyke Band, Sheffield City Hall
  • 7th February, Messiah with the Bochum Choir and Bochumer Symphoniker in Sheffield’s twin city Bochum, Germany
  • 8th – 10th March 2019, concert for Classical Sheffield Weekend, (Details to be confirmed)
  • Saturday 6 April 2019, 7pm, Bach B Minor Mass, Royal Northern Synfonia, Sheffield City Hall
  • Sunday 9 June 2019, 3pm, Wilby Holy Face with Black Dyke Band, Halifax Choral Society and Yorkshire Youth Choir plus soloists, in Sheffield City Hall.

New to classical concerts in Sheffield?

Sheffield is a very friendly city and classical concert-going tends to be easy and relaxed. Wear anything that you feel comfortable in. Some people dress up because they are attending the concert as a special celebration; others go in jeans and T-shirt – anything goes! However, to make sure everyone has a great evening, please

  • turn your mobile phone completely off before the concert begins
  • don’t video or record any part of the performance
  • don’t smoke anywhere in the building
  • arrive in good time; if you are late you may have to wait outside the hall for a while to make sure audience members aren’t disturbed, so you might miss part of the concert.

Before each concert  at the City Hall (except the Christmas carol concerts), BBC Broadcaster Trisha Cooper invites the conductor, soloist, or musicians connected with the concert to chat about their lives and music. This informal talk offers a delightful look behind the scenes at the professional and private passions of the performers, with a chance for the audience to ask questions.

There is usually a fifteen or twenty minute interval about half way through the concert, and there is a programme that provides lots of information about the music and the performers.

See What’s On this week in Sheffield on the Classical Sheffield website