Handel – MESSIAH
Monday 3 December 2018, 7pm, Sheffield Cathedral
For many music lovers Christmas isn’t complete without attending a live performance of Messiah. Sheffield Bach Choir has been presenting Handel’s wonderful oratorio to packed audiences in Sheffield’s Anglican cathedral for many years, and this year is no exception. Accompanied by the National Festival Orchestra, led by Sally Robinson and conducted by Dr Simon Lindley, this year’s performance has the added attraction of ‘outstanding‘ Sheffield rising star Ella Taylor as soprano soloist and exquisite counter tenor David Allsopp singing the contralto movements. With tenor David Brown and bass Quentin Brown, this will be a memorable performance.
Ella Taylor – Soprano
David Allsopp – Counter Tenor
David Brown – Tenor
Quentin Brown – Bass
National Festival Orchestra
Conducted by Simon Lindley
Tickets: adults £16, concessions £13 Buy your tickets online or on the door
Come Sing Messiah Dore Parish Church Monday 10 December 7.30pm
Dust off your own copy of Messiah and join us in Dore Parish Church for this annual festive come-and-sing which always attracts a good crowd. This jolly affair is conducted by the choir’s President Professor George Nicholson, enabling Music Director Dr Simon Lindley to work his magic on the organ. With mulled wine and mince pies in the interval, this will be an evening to remember. Bring your own score, or hire one for a small fee.
George Nicholson – Conductor
Simon Lindley – Organ
Helen Reah – Soprano
Olivia Shotton – Alto
Tim Peters – Tenor
Daniel Sumner – Bass
Tickets £12 including mince pies and mulled wine. Buy your tickets online or on the door.
Carols while you shop Saturday 8 December 2018
Sheffield Bach Choir rehearse at Cemetery Road Baptist Church, and each year members of the choir sing carols at nearby supermarket Waitrose. This year’s session will be on Saturday 8 December 2018, when you can enjoy a specially festive shopping experience with carols sung in four parts. Donations to choir funds will be most welcome.