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The Category Sheffield is a subset of Yorkshire (South). Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Sheffield which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir

- City of Sheffield Pipe Band

- City of Sheffield Teachers' Choir

- Hallmark of Harmony

- Sheffield Folk Train

- Sheffield City Opera

- Sheffield Lydian Singers

- Silver Spectrum Wind Band

- Village Carols


! Sheffield KEY
VISITS (to Website)11
VIEWS (of this Record)31

'An annual celebration of music performed in the Parish Church of St Nicholas’, a historic 12th century church set in the beautiful landscape of High Bradfield, Sheffield within the Peak District National Park.' Held Late June.

* Bradfield Festival of Music
VISITS (to Website)393
VIEWS (of this Record)465
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘CSYO has about a hundred players whose ages range from 13 to 21 years. Membership is subject to audition and is open to any young players who live in or around the Sheffield locality. Most are still at school but some are at college, many of them training as professional musicians. The orchestra assembles three times a year usually during holiday periods for concentrated training courses with tutors and conductors of professional standing. The courses are usually residential and are followed by a concert or a concert tour.’


* City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)119
VIEWS (of this Record)166
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A National competition for all singers from the age of 9. Its chief objective is to foster singing, as a legacy to Dr David Clover, Music Adviser 1966-79 ... Once the annual Festival has ended, The City of Sheffield Teachers' Choir is always delighted to invite singers from the Festival to share in its concerts when possible.‘ Held Early February. The Singers’ Platform ’is a recent initiative in the David Clover Festival of Singing and is intended to give the opportunity to singers already studying at Universities and Conservatoires, to postgraduates, and to those being privately tutored, to continue the development of their art with substantial prize money’.


* David Clover Festival of Singing
VISITS (to Website)137
Also indexedSingers’ Platform
VIEWS (of this Record)245

‘We're a centre for world-leading research and inspirational teaching in music ... The Department sponsors about 50 public concerts every year, including a subscription series given mainly by visiting professional artists, and a weekly lunchtime series at which students often perform. Staff in the Department conduct the University Orchestra, University Chorus, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir, and students are encouraged to play regularly in smaller ensembles. Staff and students also become involved with local music-making organisations ...’


* Department of Music [Sheffield]
VISITS (to Website)216
Also indexedUniversity of Sheffield
VIEWS (of this Record)252
Concerts and Recitals Season

'We combine eclectic programming, internationally renowned performers, and creative learning opportunities in a dynamic music event series aimed at diverse city audiences. With scores of international and award-winning performers, a kaleidoscope of choirs, collectives, composers, conductors, and ensembles of all shapes and sizes, we have something to astonish and delight music lovers of all tastes and ages.'

FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

'The largest promoter of chamber music outside London ... Excellence and access are central to all we do; our concerts are, wherever possible, played in the round, they feature lively spoken introductions, sometimes pre-concert talks and post-concert opportunities to meet musicians, and programme notes are provided on our website. Our resident ensemble, Ensemble 360, is a group of dynamic, world-class musicians selected for their good communication skills as well as for their highly accomplished musicianship.The musicians of Ensemble 360 are at the heart of our innovative education programme, Music in the Community, committed to delivering activities for all ages and levels of ability.' Concerts and recitals given at half a dozen venues throughout England, in addition to in Sheffield itself.


* Music in the Round
VISITS (to Website)202
Also indexedEnsemble 360 | Music in the Community
VIEWS (of this Record)370
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘Sheffield Sessions Festival takes place over the Easter Weekend and celebrates the diversity of folk music and song which takes place in the city of Sheffield.’


* Sheffield Folk Sessions Festival
VISITS (to Website)36
VIEWS (of this Record)84
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Aims to bring the best of national and international jazz to the city, providing opportunities for people from all backgrounds in the Sheffield City Region and throughout Yorkshire, to hear and learn from some of the greatest of current artists.‘


* Sheffield Jazz
VISITS (to Website)150
VIEWS (of this Record)140
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are a music education charity supported by the Department of Education’s Music and Dance Scheme and are one of 15 Centres for Advanced Music Training in the UK. Sheffield Music Academy offers expert tuition and specialist training for young people (aged 8-18) with outstanding ability, dedication and potential, across the Sheffield City Region and surrounding area. We seek to deliver musical excellence within a supportive, encouraging and welcoming environment.'


* Sheffield Music Academy
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of this Record)334
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We believe that every child, regardless of race; gender; where they live; their levels of musical talent; parental income; whether they have special educational needs or disabilities; and whether they are looked-after children; deserves the very best music education ... Every school in Sheffield has a link Music Leader who acts as an ambassador for the Hub. Music Leaders are highly qualified musicians who also teach specialist lessons on their instruments or voice.‘

* Sheffield Music Hub
VISITS (to Website)451
VIEWS (of this Record)194
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘At SPARC, we study audiences, performers and live music, using empirical approaches in order to understand arts experiences. Our aims are: to explore the purposes and practicalities of empirical research with audiences and performers; to consider the roles of audience members as musical participants; to illustrate the musical, social and personal richness of audience experience in different contexts; to investigate the perceived relationships between audiences and performers; to explore musicians’ perspectives on live performance; to consider the relevance of our research for arts organisations, musicians, educators and researchers.’


* Sheffield Performer & Audience Research Centre
VISITS (to Website)162
Also indexedSPARC | University of Sheffield
VIEWS (of this Record)247

‘The name of what was originally Sheffield Gramophone Society, formed in 1947 by Margaret Long with a group of music lovers who were keen to listen to and explore the increasing amount of music which at that time was being issued on gramophone records. Members continue to enjoy listening to recorded classical music presented by informed enthusiasts in a congenial atmosphere.’


* Sheffield Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)107
VIEWS (of this Record)235
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Sheffield's annual November Music Festival. Showcasing Sheffield's musical talent with international stars coming to perform Sheffield composers' works.' Held Mid November.


* St Andrews Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)152
VIEWS (of this Record)263

Formed in 1986 and 'has membership of 30 voices and is well established as one of Yorkshire's foremost mixed voice chamber choirs. The choir has a reputation for outstanding singing and enthusiastic engagement with its audiences. Its repertoire is wide, ranging from renaissance motets to contemporary choral pieces ... The choir has a simple philosophy: to strive for the highest possible standards and ensure that everyone has a good time in the process'.

+ Abbeydale Singers
VISITS (to Website)174
VIEWS (of this Record)249
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Society was founded in 1970 and produced their first show HMS Pinafore in 1972. Since then the society has gone from strength to strength. The Society has a good reputation for producing high quality performances of G&S and other light operettas and concerts of more varied music throughout the year.‘

+ Dore Gilbert & Sullivan Society
VISITS (to Website)63
VIEWS (of this Record)189
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Choir was formed in 1964 and has gained competition successes in many national music festivals, including Huddersfield, Morecambe, Blackpool and Eskdale ... They are proud to have contributed thousands of pounds to charity over the years, from the money raised from concerts, donations and CD sales ... Dore is a suburb of Sheffield, yet it is laid on firm Anglo-Saxon foundations and can trace its recorded history further back than the city itself ... From time to time we hold open evenings on regular rehearsal nights. This allows more time for prospective members to talk with existing members and find out more about the Choir. However, if you are already interested in joining, there is no need to wait for the next open evening! ‘


+ Dore Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)76
VIEWS (of this Record)138

‘The Endcliffe Orchestra has a history of rehearsing and performing in Sheffield since 1977. The orchestra is a development group, meaning that each member is intent on improving their musical ability including technique and ensemble playing and performing. The orchestra provides a friendly and welcoming environment within which amateur musicians in Sheffield can rehearse and perform together ... The orchestra usually performs a number of concerts each year from a wide repertoire of music and uses these events to raise money for local charities. Under its constitution, the orchestra operates as a not-for-profit organisation.’

+ Endcliffe Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of this Record)183
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a mixed choir of around 70 members and have been an established part of the Sheffield music scene since 1969. We sing a wide range of music from the choral repertoire, and are equally at home with full-scale requiem masses and unaccompanied part songs ... We have occasional vacancies in all sections and a friendly welcome is extended to new members. We don't ask you to undergo a scary audition but we aim for high musical standards and do expect a certain level of musical ability. There is a short probationary period of around two months.‘

+ Escafeld Chorale
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of this Record)155
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Hallam Sinfonia was originally set up as a chamber orchestra by a group of local peripatetic music teachers ... The orchestra has however seen many changes ... and is certainly no longer a chamber orchestra, though its forces may be scaled down on occasion. Its repertoire extends from the baroque to the 21st century, including large- scale romantic works, and from the mainstream classics to film music and children’s concerts. This range of activity is designed to meet a variety of needs: to please audiences with old favourites, to draw in new audiences (including children and young people), to provide players with exciting challenges, to make best use of the resources the orchestra has at its disposal, and sometimes to enable collaboration with other organisations.’

+ Hallam Sinfonia
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of this Record)195
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Originally established way back in 1889 ... near Loxley, North Sheffield, South Yorkshire, the band continues to have a strong following to this day ... Loxley Silver Band always welcomes any brass band instrument players to come along and join us. Those who have just started to learn, or wanting to “re-start”, may like to consider joining our Training Band or “mature” brass instrument players may wish to join our Veterans band who take a more leisurely approach to brass banding ... We generally have a flexible approach to membership, with several players in the band happy to move seats if the right players wish to join. We also welcome students temporarily living in Sheffield while they complete their studies at either of Sheffield’s excellent universities.’


+ Loxley Silver Band
VISITS (to Website)54
VIEWS (of this Record)90

‘The Society offers a warm welcome to singers of all ability. Rehearsals take place ... from September through to the show week in March. We perform Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and no auditions are required for the chorus; all that is required is a sense of fun! ... Any voice range required; if you're unsure of this, our musical director will help you decide.‘


+ Meersbrook Park Church Operatic Society
VISITS (to Website)11
VIEWS (of this Record)29
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Opera On Location, created after the success of the production “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Benjamin Britten) in July 2013, is a new vibrant opera company based in Sheffield with one simple aim: to perform exciting operas in real locations! ... We are passionate about opera, and are keen to share this passion with our audience. Our “on-location” performances are intimate - taking you right to the centre of the action by giving you a real sense of being inside the story ... A long term passion of the organisation is to develop an education strand to inspire the next generation of opera audiences.’


+ Opera On Location
VISITS (to Website)81
VIEWS (of this Record)136

‘The choir of the Sheffield Bach Society ... Each year we perform at least one major Bach choral work, along with Handel’s Messiah in December and, in addition, each season sees a minimum of three further concerts of diverse classical repertoire.’

+ Sheffield Bach Choir
VISITS (to Website)68
VIEWS (of this Record)350
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 1950 and is a small classical orchestra of around 40 musicians, comprising of woodwind, horns, trumpets and percussion, in addition to the usual complement of strings. This core orchestra is supplemented by additional instruments, such as trombones, as required ... Each year the orchestra gives three concerts in Sheffield ... Our concert programme usually includes a concerto and it is the orchestra’s policy to work with and provide a performance opportunity for young professional musicians who are just starting out in their careers as concert soloists. The relatively small size of our orchestra enables us to be adventurous with our wide-ranging and innovative repertoire from the baroque to the present day ... We don’t normally hold auditions, but a minimum playing standard equivalent to Grade 8 is expected.’


+ Sheffield Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)211
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A popular and friendly mixed voice choir of around 50-60 singers, with a high reputation in the city and beyond. We enjoy singing all kinds of music, accompanied and a capella, from early music to modern part-songs, as well as major choral works ... We invite new members to audition us before we audition them.’

+ Sheffield Chorale
VISITS (to Website)80
VIEWS (of this Record)153
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A friendly group of adult flute players based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We play a mixture of classical, jazz and modern repertoire on flutes, piccolos, alto and bass flutes.'


+ Sheffield Flute Choir
VISITS (to Website)179
VIEWS (of this Record)361

‘A mixed voice choir of 120+ people, singing 3 major concerts per year. We aim to make a high quality contribution to the musical life of Sheffield and the region, and are passionate about singing. Our repertoire spans music from the 16th century to the present day and our Concerts include both well-known and loved works and new or less frequently heard pieces ... SOC is an inclusive, friendly choir where new members are made to feel welcome and supported. Our innovative Academy programme helps both members and non-members in their development as singers.’


+ Sheffield Oratorio Chorus
VISITS (to Website)86
VIEWS (of this Record)176
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘South Yorkshire’s foremost large mixed-voice chorus. We regularly sing with leading orchestras including the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic, the Northern Sinfonia and the Manchester Camerata, and with internationally renowned conductors ... We have a passion for singing and aim to be inclusive. The chorus is always pleased to welcome new members in all voice parts, and we regularly run workshops for those who need support with reading music.’

+ Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
VISITS (to Website)146
VIEWS (of this Record)212
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Sheffield’s Flagship Amateur Orchestra since 1945 ... A friendly and ambitious amateur orchestra based in the cultural heart of the city of Sheffield. We draw on players of all ages and backgrounds from across South and West Yorkshire, Humberside and Derbyshire. We rehearse weekly on Tuesday evenings and give no fewer than five concerts a year.’

+ Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)109
VIEWS (of this Record)157
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1956: ‘Sheffield Symphony Orchestra is based, unsurprisingly, in t' great city of Sheffield. Specialising in music for the bigger orchestra SSO plays 5 concerts a year with a wide range for all musical tastes from Mahler to Mozart and Shostakovich to Strauss ... The Orchestra welcomes new members - especially strings (you can never have too many violas)’.

+ Sheffield Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of this Record)127
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Fun weekly singing sessions for all ages. We currently run three groups for singers aged 7-11 years, 11-18 years and a new adult choir ... We sing all types of music including choral music, musical theatre, world music and our own commissioned works. There are no auditions, commitment and a desire to sing are all that is required. In return we offer fun, friendship and chances to perform.’


+ Sheffield Young Singers
VISITS (to Website)174
Also indexedSheffield Junior Singers | Sheffield Singers
VIEWS (of this Record)162

‘Whilst maintaining a high playing standard, the Band is proud of its commitment to young  and developing players and some of its longest serving players originally joined as youngsters. As part of this commitment a Training Band was formed in 1997. To ensure that no-one, through personal financial circumstances, is denied the opportunity to fully participate, the Band provides instruments, uniforms, music etc. for all players from its own funds. The band has no sponsor and receives no direct financial support. All funds are raised by the Band's own efforts as well as a patronage scheme, which entitles patrons to certain benefits.’



+ Stannington Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of this Record)102

‘A very friendly community based group located in west Sheffield (The parish of Bradfield). We are welcoming group of men and women who enjoy singing and performing together. We sing a wide variety of music styles from modern pop to musicals, classics and choral requiems ... We are not affiliated to any church and we are not a religious organisation. We welcome anyone who can sing regardless of their faith or religion but we do occasionally sing songs with religious content such as Christmas carols.’

+ Stannington Mixed Choir
VISITS (to Website)107
VIEWS (of this Record)310

‘Anyone who has ever sung in a choir will know the pleasure it brings and Sterndale is no exception. We are an auditioned chamber choir of around 36 singers, and perform concerts in a variety of venues in and around Sheffield. Our repertoire ranges from unaccompanied renaissance polyphony to contemporary works, and from time to time we work with local instrumental ensembles ... William Sterndale Bennett was born on 13th April 1816 in Sheffield and died on 1st February 1875 in London.’


+ Sterndale Singers
VISITS (to Website)97
VIEWS (of this Record)215

Unite the Union Brass Band is one of the most successful bands in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. The Band was formed in 1900 and over the years has performed under several different names, including Sheffield Recreation Band, Stocksbridge Band, and City of Sheffield Band. In 2012, we were pleased to be able to name a new sponsorship deal with Unite the Union. In addition to their role in "The Full Monty," members of the Unite the Union Brass Band have appeared on worldwide hit records, award winning documentaries and on virtually every mainstream UK television broadcast station and are featured regularly on radio.’


+ Unite the Union Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)76
VIEWS (of this Record)237

‘We are a choir for inexperienced singers who would like to enjoy singing with increasing confidence, knowledge and skill. We are based in Sheffield, UK. Very important to us is the wide range of repertoire we sing. Music of many types, genres and styles: musicals, folk, pop, rock, classical and world music, to name just a sample.’

+ Westside Singers
VISITS (to Website)58
VIEWS (of this Record)103
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Choral music forms a central part of and pivotal role in the worship at Sheffield Cathedral, with around 40 boys, girls and men singing regular services, as well as performing for a wide variety of special occasions in the Cathedral and beyond ... The Cathedral is often a centre for workshops and singing days given by distinguished visiting musicians ... Regular lunchtime recitals are held at 1:15pm on Fridays during term time. These are performed by a variety of musicians, both local and from further afield, from students to professional musicians.’


@ Sheffield Cathedral
VISITS (to Website)123
VIEWS (of this Record)305

'Situated in the heart of the city, Sheffield City Hall is a magnificent art deco classical concert hall which has been elegantly modernised, whilst maintaining the unique atmosphere and charm of the original heritage ... Home to the Sheffield International Concert Season, classical music has been a regular since opening. The Sheffield International Concert Season attracts some of the finest orchestras and classical performers from across the world including Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and The Hallé who are currently the orchestra in residence and season programmers.'

@ Sheffield City Hall
VISITS (to Website)129
VIEWS (of this Record)354
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘One of the country’s leading theatres, Sheffield Theatres is home to the world-famous Crucible, the W R G Sprague built Lyceum, and the multi-format Studio ... Across its three theatres, the company produces a diverse programme of work, spanning a range of genres: classical revivals, new work, large-scale musicals and innovative and immersive theatre experiences. It presents the best shows currently on tour in the UK and works with theatre artists locally and nationally to nurture and develop new creative talent.‘


@ Sheffield Theatres
VISITS (to Website)131
Also indexedCrucible | Lyceum | Studio
VIEWS (of this Record)150

‘Has one of the most extensive, vibrant and comprehensive church-based music programmes in the UK combining both liturgical and secular music to create an all-encompassing and unique experience that appeals to all. Generally considered a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture, grandiose yet still intimate and with a fabulous acoustic perfect for music making, St John’s has had a thriving choral and music tradition that has been renowned since the church’s consecration in 1879. Today it remains one of the last non-cathedral musical foundations to offer music on an almost daily basis.‘

@ St John's Ranmoor
VISITS (to Website)208
VIEWS (of this Record)265
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The one-stop shop for all the classical music-making that goes on in the Steel City. It is a comprehensive collecting-place for information about what's on and who's doing it. Pooling the activities and resources of the many musicians at work here benefits performers and audiences alike.'


~ Classical Sheffield
VISITS (to Website)457
VIEWS (of this Record)244

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