Previous Concerts

The Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus has been presenting concerts since 1935, but website records only go back to 1990.  Please scroll down to read about our last season, or use the links below to search further back in time.

2016-17 Season

Saturday 6th May 2017, Sheffield City Hall, 7pm

  • Haydn Symphony No.103 in E flat ‘Drum Roll’
  • Tippet A Child of Our Time

The Hallé Orchestra Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano; Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano; Joshua Ellicott tenor; James Platt bass
Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and Hallé Choir

Saturday 25 March 2017, Victoria Hall, Sheffield, 7pm

  • Handel Messiah

18th Century Sinfonia, Darius Battiwalla conductor

The Chorus was joined by the 18th Century Sinfonia on period instruments, for this Easter version of Handel’s Messiah. The concert was sponsored by Chorus member Bill Smylie.

 Saturday 18th March 2017, Sheffield City Hall

The Chorus was delighted to take part once again in the Classical Sheffield festival of music, which took place 17-19 March 2017 across the city.

  • Franz Schubert – Mirjam’s SiegesgesangClassical Sheffield
  • Johannes Brahms – Ziguenerlieder

Darius Battiwalla – conductor; Nigel Gyte – piano

Vivid scenes are drawn in song – in Schubert’s Mirjam’s Siegesgesang (‘Miriam’s song of triumph’) we hear of escape from Egypt, whilst Brahms’ Ziguenerlieder (‘Gypsy songs’) tell Hungarian folk stories full of exuberant declarations of love, betrayal and romance.

Saturday 10th December 2016, Sheffield City Hall, 3pm and 7pm

The Christmas concerts

Petroc Trelawny (presenter)
Black Dyke BandDr Nicholas Childs (conductor)
Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Darius Battiwalla (conductor)
For the sixth year running we presented our annual Christmas Concert with the Black Dyke Band, one of the world’s most celebrated brass bands, with a heart-warming festive celebration, performing carols and yuletide favourites for all the family.

Friday 4th November 2016, Sheffield City Hall, 7pm

  • Bax Tintagel
  • Elgar The Spirit of England
  • Barber Knoxville, Summer of 1915
  • Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region

Hallé OrchestraJames Burton, conductor
Elizabeth Atherton, soprano
Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus