Area: Yorkshire (South)

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):

- Sheffield City Opera


Category Sheffield
! Sheffield KEY
VISITS (to the Website)4
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)7

'An active network of partner organisations led by Barnsley Music Service. It works to enhance music education for schools and families in Barnsley.'

* Barnsley Music Education Hub
VISITS (to the Website)198
Also indexedBarnsley Music Service
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)403

'Run by members for the mutual enjoyment of recorded music. Programmes are presented by our own members as well as guest speakers on a variety of themes. Refreshments are served at the interval & programmes end by 9.30 p.m. The Society has the use of high quality audio equipment and an excellent listening room ... New members & visitors are warmly welcomed.'


* Barnsley Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)175
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)509

‘This is an annual youth Music and Drama Festival supported by the Co-perative Group and run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Held Mid June.

* Barnsley Youth Music & Drama Festival
VISITS (to the Website)214
Also indexedThe Co-operative Youth Music and Drama Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)261

'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 the Website)336
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)433

‘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 the Website)102
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)148

‘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 the Website)117
Also indexedSingers’ Platform
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)213

‘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 the Website)198
Also indexedUniversity of Sheffield
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)223

‘The aim of the Don Valley Festival is to offer a platform for performance, the opportunity to hear the work of others and the chance to receive feedback from a professional adjudicator. The festival was originally called the Mexborough and District Music and Drama Festival and was founded in 1912.’ Held Mid April.

* Don Valley Festival
VISITS (to the Website)112
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)229

'Folk, Roots and Acoustic music and dance.' Held Mid May.

Category Folk Festivals
* Doncaster Folk Festival
VISITS (to the Website)188
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)319

'Provides music to all ages and all backgrounds and believes that the opportunity to play a musical instrument should be available to every child, regardless of financial or social circumstances.' The Service is the Lead Organisation for the Doncaster Music Education Hub.

* Doncaster Music Service
VISITS (to the Website)195
Also indexedDoncaster Music Education Hub
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)326

‘Members include a range of school-age children learning instruments to a senior Jazz Orchestra of alumni members including some of Yorkshire's finest Jazz musicians ... Passionate about music education and jazz, DYJA provides specialised individual tuition, instrumental masterclasses, ensemble workshops and performance opportunities via 3 ensembles for young musicians from a range of backgrounds and abilities ... Our students learn at the Doncaster Jazz Centre. This building provides a base for the organisation with office space from which we co-ordinate our activities, a music library, small group rehearsal and teaching rooms, and a converted main hall for full band rehearsals.’

* Doncaster Youth Jazz Association
VISITS (to the Website)112
Also indexedDoncaster Jazz Centre
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)148
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Mission ‘To promote friendship through the common love of Organ music, and to provide, on regular basis, Organ Dances and Concerts throughout the year, using both Theatre and Electronic Organs, and featuring the Star Organists from all across the British Isles.’ The Harworth Organ Enthusiasts was founded in December 1971, by Mr Stan Morris and a team of enthusiasts, to cater for people interested in the preservation of the Mighty Theatre Organs of yesteryear, but also incorporating the modern electronic organ.

* Harworth ‘Christie’ Organ Enthusiasts
VISITS (to the Website)151
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)369

'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 the Website)157
Also indexedEnsemble 360 | Music in the Community
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)341
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

'Rotherham Music Education Hub is a partnership of organisations that exists to improve and extend music education in Rotherham; the lead partner is Rotherham Music Service. The Hub is funded by Arts Council England. Rotherham Music Education Hub has a range of local, regional and national partners that work with us to provide high quality music activities.'

* Rotherham Music
VISITS (to the Website)206
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)332

‘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.’

Category Folk Festivals
* Sheffield Folk Sessions Festival
VISITS (to the Website)23
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)43

‘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.‘

Category Jazz Clubs
* Sheffield Jazz
VISITS (to the Website)111
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)119
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 the Website)182
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)315
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 the Website)373
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)163

‘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 the Website)130
Also indexedSPARC | University of Sheffield
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)213

‘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 the Website)90
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)189
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'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.' ALERT The Website originally cited here was suspended at Review. So I am citing instead a related Facebook Public Group Page - at least pro tem.

Category Folk Clubs
* Sheffield-Edale Rambler Folk Train
VISITS (to the Website)279
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)812

’We have our concerts on Tuesdays fortnightly @ 7-30 pm, preceded by a tea dance (2pm-4pm) ... In the early days we were a very bouytant club and had a membership of over a hundred but ... we have found, as many other clubs have, a dramatic decline in concert attendances. Early on in 2008 we were on the verge of calling it a day but, through our hard working committee running fund raising events to cover concert losses, we were able to muddle through. There efforts were rewarded as in the later part of the year we noticed an increase in audience numbers ...’


* South Yorkshire Keyboard & Organ Club
VISITS (to the Website)68
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)272
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Promotes concerts of live classical music performed by top quality professional musicians for the enjoyment of people in Doncaster and surrounding area. The Society also mounts music workshops in local schools to enhance the education of students, who can also benefit from free admission to our main concerts.’


* Sprotbrough Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)116
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)242
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 the Website)125
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)236
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Society developed from a concert held on 17th March 1977 by the Coull Quartet who returned 40 years later to perform at the Society’s anniversary concert. This concert had been suggested by the daughter of founder members Philip and Mary Mottram, who was friendly with members of the quartet. The concert was such a success that large numbers of the audience proposed that a music society be established, with the object of staging concerts on a regular basis ...'


* Tickhill Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)127
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)323
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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'.

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Abbeydale Singers
VISITS (to the Website)143
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)206
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed 1982: ‘Based in Barnburgh, a South Yorkshire village virtually equidistant from Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley, BMVC is an active choir which performs solo and joint concerts at various venues around the district ... The choir sings for pleasure and has a wide and varied repertoire, including songs from the shows, past and present ... many popular songs from throughout the 20th Century ... as well as a variety of more classical scores ... There's no audition or requirement to be able to read music, so if you enjoy singing why not give us a try!!??’

+ Barnburgh Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to the Website)57
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)102
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Barnsley’s premier woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble ... has been entertaining audiences of all ages for over 40 years at numerous concerts locally, nationwide and across Europe. The Band's repertoire covers all major genres of music; Pop, Rock, Film, Theatre, Jazz, Marches, Light Classical and even Folk. The combination of instrument types within the group creates an exciting musical palette and delivers a vibrant listening experience.'

+ Barnsley Concert Band
VISITS (to the Website)112
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)216

‘A Traditional Brass Band Based in the Heart of South Yorkshire ... A busy and varied concert schedule sees the band performing at a variety of local, regional and national events throughout the year ... Whilst contesting is not the main focus of the band, it competes annually ... at the Yorkshire Area Championships. Membership crosses the generations and includes a good mix of ages from 10-60+. There are opportunities for young people to progress through the Junior and Intermediate Bands operating through Barnsley Music Service.‘


+ Barnsley Metropolitan Band
VISITS (to the Website)100
Also indexedBandfest
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)187
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Barnsley's newest and most exciting adult choir led by the team that developed Barnsley Youth Choir into European Champions. No audition necessary ... The choir brings together members of the community from all walks of life to perform in a number of concerts throughout the year. The choir rehearse and perform all types of music ranging through traditional, pop, classical and topical.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Barnsley Singers
VISITS (to the Website)163
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)214

'Established in February 2009 to serve the children and young people of Barnsley. The choir currently has over 250 members aged between 7 and 23 years old and is divided into three smaller choirs – The Children’s Choir, The Training Choir, and The Senior Choir ... The choir performs a varied repertoire of music that includes Classical, Pop, Gospel and Folk music.'


+ Barnsley Youth Choir
VISITS (to the Website)532
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)289

‘An amateur mixed-voice choir of 30 members based in Mexborough, South Yorkshire ... Always welcoming new members, Bel Canto has been augmented over the years by many gifted and talented musicians from around the UK including local amateur and professional singers alike ... The choir’s repertoire extends from baroque to contemporary and has included premieres of new works by local composers ... Major public performances are usually in May and October, with Christmas music in December.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Bel Canto Choir
VISITS (to the Website)101
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)221

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’.

Category Pipe Bands
+ City of Sheffield Pipe Band
VISITS (to the Website)81
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)153

'Formed in 1978 for pupils of the Foulstone School by the school’s former music teacher Holin Hammerton. The band was originally known as the Dearne Youth Big Band until its name was changed in 1983 to the Dearne Big Band and Singers to reflect the fact that many within the band were no longer youths. This is still evident today with the age range in the Band of 16 to 60 years ... The Dearne Big Band & Singers is the primary fundraiser for The Barnsley Youth Jazz Association ... None of the members of The Dearne Big Band & Singers take a fee for their performances, all fees are re-invested into The Barnsley Youth Jazz Association.'


Category Big Bands
+ Dearne Big Band
VISITS (to the Website)149
Also indexedBarnsley Youth Jazz Association
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)313

Founded 1904. Busy competitive Band with about 50 members and offering some 100 performances per annum. (‘ In 2010, the BBC chose Dinnington from a shortlist of 22 other brass bands to feature in a three-part series A Band For Britain presented and conducted by Sue Perkins.’ [Wikipedia 27 November 2017])


+ Dinnington Colliery Band
VISITS (to the Website)122
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)170

Opened in 1888. Mission is ‘To enjoy singing, and encourage others to join with us and participate in an exciting and varied program of choral music, or come along to our concerts and listen, and enjoy ... New members very welcome - Some experience of choral singing and an ability to read music are highly desirable ... Entry to the choir is by audition. There is an annual fee, payable during the first term of each new season’.

Category Choral Societies
+ Doncaster Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)61
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)206

‘Played its inaugural concert in January 1994. Over recent years the Band has developed into a successful group of talented musicians performing regularly at outdoor venues and concert halls, mostly around the community of Doncaster. Players in the band come from from all walks of life and join together to rehearse weekly and perform a variety of music to suit all occasions.’

+ Doncaster Concert Band
VISITS (to the Website)28
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)67
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An early music group based in the town of Doncaster. They take their name from the bands of musicians who used to be employed by local corporations as town musicians, “The Waites”. The present band are all local musicians with an interest in early music. They have been together now for a considerable number of years! The music they play is generally centred around the first half of the 17th century, the time when the first detailed accounts of the original Doncaster Waites appear in the archives. Their costume is also based on these accounts and the men accurately represent how the original Waites would have looked at that time. Women of course would never have been Waites, but we like to think that the Waites would have been joined by their friends and family in private music making in the houses and inns of Doncaster.‘


Category Early Music
+ Doncaster Waites
VISITS (to the Website)185
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)198

‘Originally formed in 1950 under the auspices of the Doncaster Co-operative Society ... The group was initially made up of young female singers and then went under the title The Doncaster Wheatsheaf Girls Choir ... Early in 1993 the decision was made to rename the group The Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers in order to recognise the increasing age range of its loyal members - many of whom had joined as young girls and remain with them today. However, the group still actively encourages young members to join them.’

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers
VISITS (to the Website)36
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)65
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 the Website)41
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)74

‘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 the Website)55
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)101
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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 the Website)168
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)158

‘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.‘

Category Choral Societies
+ Escafeld Chorale
VISITS (to the Website)64
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)111

'A friendly sociable Rotherham three part choir which raises money for charities both local and national ... In our concerts we try to cater for all tastes and include a variety of songs from musicals, classic songs to pop, something for everyone.'

Category Rotherham
+ Friends in Harmony Choir
VISITS (to the Website)143
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)406

'Formed in 1917, during the First World War, Grimethorpe Colliery Band is a British institution. National and British Open Champions on numerous occasions, the band’s contest successes remain legendary ... Grimethorpe's diverse noted concert performances include those at the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision and London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony ... In addition to continuing to delight audiences across the globe, Grimethorpe also continues to invest in and support its local community in Grimethorpe, Barnsley and South Yorkshire, particularly through its youth music initiatives and community performances, both locally and on a national scale.'


+ Grimethorpe Colliery Band
VISITS (to the Website)122
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)233
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 the Website)93
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)156

‘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.‘

+ Hallmark of Harmony
VISITS (to the Website)126
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)165

‘Doncaster's Premiere and only Championship Section Brass Band. The Band are made up of 28 musicians who play repertoire of varied origin including classical transcriptions and modern compositions alongside popular music arrangements.’


+ Hatfield Band
VISITS (to the Website)265
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)374

‘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 the Website)36
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)65
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 1861, Old Silkstone Band has maintained the characteristics of a typical village band, performing at local events and venues whilst representing the communities of Silkstone, Silkstone Common and Barnsley both nationally and internationally. Hard work and dedication has moulded the band into a strong musical team that has in recent years competed against the very best brass bands the country has to offer ... The band has a busy calendar, delivering a variety of programmes for a range of events throughout Yorkshire and beyond.’

+ Old Silkstone Band
VISITS (to the Website)179
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)233

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.’


Category Opera Companies
+ Opera On Location
VISITS (to the Website)52
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)104

Formed 1986: ‘We have a broad repertoire of songs, and we enjoy singing in a variety of styles. In our concerts we try to cater for all tastes and include something for everyone. We also cater for specific occasions, such as our Christmas concerts. We have sung at fundraisers for charity, at local community events, at competitions and memorial concerts’.


Category Ladies Choirs
+ Penistone Ladies Choir
VISITS (to the Website)177
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)203
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'No audition is required, but a pleasant singing voice, a good ear, enthusiasm and willingness to learn are helpful attributes if the obvious asset of reading music is lacking. Prospective members are able to join us for a few rehearsals prior to making a commitment to the Society if they so wish. Members of the choir are expected to fulfil an attendance at rehearsal requirement in order to take part in a concert. This is set at 75% and can only be varied in exceptional circumstances after consultation with the Musical Director. Our concerts are enhanced by the inclusion of excellent soloists, accompanists, instrumentalists etc. who are professional or semi-professional musicians. They always seem to enjoy their experiences with us and are keen to return.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Rotherham Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)130
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)530

‘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.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Sheffield Bach Choir
VISITS (to the Website)51
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)310

‘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 the Website)146
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)186
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.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Sheffield Chorale
VISITS (to the Website)63
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)121
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.'

Category Flute Ensembles
+ Sheffield Flute Choir
VISITS (to the Website)151
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)339

‘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.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Sheffield Oratorio Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)63
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)135
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.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)123
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)167

‘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 the Website)85
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)113
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 the Website)158
Also indexedSheffield Junior Singers | Sheffield Singers
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)129

‘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.’

+ Silver Spectrum Wind Band
VISITS (to the Website)90
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)211

‘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.’

Category Sheffield
+ Stannington Brass Band
VISITS (to the Website)40
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)73
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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.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Stannington Mixed Choir
VISITS (to the Website)70
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)235

‘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.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Sterndale Singers
VISITS (to the Website)70
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)177
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‘The origins of Strata Brass can be traced back to 1889, with the band celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2014. We have been known under several different names over the years ... The Band performs around 12 concerts each year, predominantly in the South Yorkshire area. We also travel further afield & have taken part in the annual Durham Miners Gala ... In addition we take part in numerous competitions, winning prizes for entertaining programmes & technical ability.’

+ Strata Brass
VISITS (to the Website)79
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)194

Nestling in the outskirts of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, our band was originally formed by the Miners Welfare Committee for the benefit of Thurcroft Colliers and their families. Despite the closure of the pit, "the band plays on" through competitions, concerts and events that require outstanding musical entertainment ...'

+ Thurcroft Welfare Band
VISITS (to the Website)146
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)290
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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.’


+ Unite the Union Brass Band
VISITS (to the Website)63
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)198
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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.’ The future events listed on the ‘Village Carols’ Website tend to be around and about Sheffield; for a survey of activity elsewhere in the UK, see the alternative ‘Local Carols’ Website.

+ Village Carols
VISITS (to the Website)154
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)180

Founded 1962: ‘Singing has brought us together. We are from all ages and walks of life. Some are experienced singers and musicians, and some new learners. There are deep voices and high voices, young voices and mature voices, quiet voices and confident voices. Together we make music, and have fun, as a community who love to sing ... We sing all kinds of music from madrigals to musicals, from traditional folksong to contemporary arrangements, from beautiful religious pieces to modern jazz and everything in-between! Typically the choir appears in around twelve concerts or events each year’.

Category Community Choirs
+ Waldershelf Singers
VISITS (to the Website)97
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)133
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‘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.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Westside Singers
VISITS (to the Website)45
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)71
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Minster continues the rich history, spanning back to medieval times, of providing excellent choral and organ music to enhance our worship ... The "Mighty" Schulze organ is a major asset and attraction for visitors from all around the UK and across the world.'


Category Greater Churches
@ Doncaster Minster
VISITS (to the Website)264
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)326
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Rotherham Civic Theatre opened to the public on 7th March 1960. The building as it stands today had a vibrant history long before the curtain was raised on that first night ... The building is a converted church and was purchased by the Council prior to being converted into a theatre ... Many things have changed since that opening night, such as computerised box office systems, online booking, radio microphones and intelligent lights. But what has remained ... is the vitally important part amateur groups play in the theatre’s success. It is a testament to their popularity and strength in the town that many of the societies still perform regularly today at the Civic Theatre.’

@ Rotherham Civic Theatre
VISITS (to the Website)115
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)162

‘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.’

Category Cathedrals
@ Sheffield Cathedral
VISITS (to the Website)96
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)249
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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.'

@ Sheffield City Hall
VISITS (to the Website)115
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)316
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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.‘

@ Sheffield Theatres
VISITS (to the Website)113
Also indexedCrucible | Lyceum | Studio
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)124

‘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.‘

Category Churches
@ St John's Ranmoor
VISITS (to the Website)170
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)218

'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 the Website)397
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)219

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