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'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.

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‘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’.

Also indexedSingers’ Platform
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‘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 ...’

Also indexedUniversity of Sheffield
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'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.'

Also indexedEnsemble 360 | Music in the Community
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‘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.‘

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'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.'

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‘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.‘

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‘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.’

Also indexedSPARC | University of Sheffield
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‘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.’

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'Folk Trains take you on a musical journey as you travel through the Peak District countryside. Our talented musicians play on the train, then everyone alights to visit a local hostelry and enjoy a further session from the band.'

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

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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'.

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Founded 1908: ‘Continues to offer an excellent programme of instruction in piping and drumming from novice level and upwards. The members of the band mainly live in the Yorkshire/Derbyshire area and some travel from even further afield as Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire – such is the enthusiasm. The band welcomes visiting players of all levels and offers a particularly warm welcome to children, young people and student players from abroad during their time in the UK’.

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‘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.’

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‘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! ‘

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‘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.’

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‘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.‘

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‘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.’

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‘We are a group of ordinary men, who, with a fair amount of enjoyable hard work, and good coaching, have learned to sing well together ... Not surprisingly you need to be able to sing in tune and after a few weeks of rehearsals, and a very friendly and informal audition, you will know if we are the right sort of singing group for you to join ... Formed in 1978, Hallmark of Harmony [as at 2018] have been named the best chorus in Britain seven times. We have represented the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) three times at the international barbershop contest in America.‘

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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.’

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‘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.’

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‘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.’

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‘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.’

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'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.'

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‘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.’

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‘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.’

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‘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.’

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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)’.

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‘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.’

Also indexedSheffield Junior Singers | Sheffield Singers
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‘An adult ensemble based in Crookes, Sheffield. It was originally formed in the summer of 2005, to give former members of Sheffield Music Services an outlet to perform following the completion of full time education. However, in recent years the band has established itself within the wider community and now has a much wider age range ... A wide range of music, including Classical, Film, Swing, Jazz and Contemporary pieces by composers such a Gustav Holst, John Williams, Duke Ellington and Philip Sparke are performed at a variety of venues.’

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‘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.’

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‘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.’

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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.’

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Village Carols is a non-profitmaking organisation which exists to record and promote local carol singing traditions. Its main roles are undertaking fieldwork and research, organising the collection of source material, and promoting local carol singing traditions.’ ALERT Although the future events listed tend to be around and about Sheffield, there are references to activity elsewhere in the UK, especially in the Links section of the Website.

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‘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.’

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'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.'

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‘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.‘

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‘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.‘

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'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.'

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