Free choral workshops and a year full of singing

Press Release: 8th August 2012

Following Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus’s successful choral workshops in previous years, we are once again offering an exciting opportunity to men who may wish to join.  These workshops are free, but judging by last year’s events they will be popular, so please do book early by contacting Sally Turnbull on 07771 578233, by emailing  

Starting on 16th October 2012 and running for 6 weeks the Chorus is providing a series of music-reading workshops for any men who think they may like to sing with us but who are deterred because they think their music-reading skills are not good enough.  They will be open to men who have experience of any kind of choral singing and who are interested in working at improving their music-reading skills.  Led by a professional music teacher the short workshops will focus on learning and practising generic music-reading skills such as rhythm and interval pitching.

Participants in the workshop, held at our new rehearsal venue King Edward VII Upper School on Glossop Road, move to the main rehearsal at 7.00pm and join with the rest of the Chorus, sitting next to a supportive existing singer.  And if any year were the year to join the Chorus, this must be it!

Our Sheffield dates this Autumn see us join the internationally renowned Black Dyke Band in the City Hall once again on 8th December for two Christmas concerts, plus festive favourite Handel’s Messiah with Manchester Camerata on 15th December. In March we perform the beautiful unaccompanied Vespers by Rachmaninov and finish our season in June with Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony.

So, if you are free on Tuesday evenings and would like to sing with the region’s most successful symphony chorus then please book your place quickly because they will certainly be in demand.  Full details of the workshop, venue and Chorus can be found at

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