Saturday 4 June 2016, Sheffield City Hall

A special celebration concert to mark the Chorus’s 80th Birthday and the 60th Birthday of our former Chairman, Julie Smethurst, and to celebrate the music of Vaughan Williams:

  • O Clap Your Hands
  • Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
  • The Lark Ascending
  • Serenade to Music
  • Let All the World in Every Corner Sing

Royal Liverpool PhilharmonicDarius Battiwalla (conductor)

Jenny Rust – Soprano, Joshua Ellicott – Tenor, Oliver Dunn – Baritone

Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and Sheffield Bach Choir

Friday 6th May 2016, Sheffield City Hall, 7pm

  • Vaughan Williams – Sympony No. 5
  • Haydn – Nelson Mass Royal

Northern Sinfonia, James Burton (conductor)

Anna Patalong – Soprano, Frances Bourne – Mezzo-soprano, Timothy Robinson – Tenor, David Soar – Bass

James Burton, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and a fine line-up of soloists performed the ‘Nelson Mass’. This great late work of Haydn’s is widely regarded as one of the composer’s supreme achievements. Originally conceived as a response to Napoleon’s aggressive and acquisitive foreign policy, it gained its nickname after Admiral Nelson defeated the French navy at the famous Battle of the Nile.

Saturday 20th February 2016, Sheffield City Hall

Late-night ‘After Hours’ concert

Following the concert in the Irwin Mitchell Hall which featured Sibelius – Symphony 5, this special ‘After Hours’ concert, free to main concert ticket-holders, featured:

  • Sibelius – Rakastava
  • Arvo Pärt – Magnificat
  • Ēriks Ešenvalds – Vakars (Evening)
  • Ēriks Ešenvalds – Lielupe (The River Lielupe)

Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Darius Battiwalla (conductor)

Sat 12th December 2015, Sheffield City Hall, 3pm & 7pm

Christmas concerts

Petroc Trelawny (presenter)

Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Darius Battiwalla (conductor)

Black Dyke BandDr Nicholas Childs (conductor)

The annual Christmas Concert featured the Black Dyke Band, one of the world’s most celebrated brass bands, joining forces with Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus for the fifth year in a row. This pairing delighted the audience with their seasonal offering of carols and yuletide favourites for all the family.