Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus forthcoming concerts

Saturday 6th May 2017, Sheffield City Hall

  • Tippet - A Child of Our Time

Ryan Wigglesworth, The Hallé Orchestra

Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus

TICKETS from £16 (concessions £5) available online (subject to 10% booking fee) / 0114 2789 789 / in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.

Tippett's moving oratorio was inspired by the assassination in 1938 of a German diplomat by a young Jewish refugee, and the Nazi government's reaction in the form of a violent pogrom against its Jewish population - the Kristallnacht. Kristallnacht resulted in the biggest refugee crisis the world had ever known.

Using a traditional oratorio format, Tippett weaves in poignant arrangements of spirituals "Steal Away"; "Nobody Knows the Trouble I See, Lord"; "Go Down, Moses"; "O, By and By"; and "Deep River."

Click below to listen to our Spotify playlist, a recording of A Child of Our Time.