Sterndale Singers next concert

Saturday July 6th  – 7.30pm Channing Hall

“Around the World in 80 minutes”

Listen to songs from across the globe , in a café setting.

Cocktails and other cold drinks available.

 

Follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg on a whirlwind trip around the globe in 80 minutes with choral music which is as varied as the scenery. We will be taking in Paris, Brindisi, Egypt, Japan, New York and other destinations along the way. The programme includes excerpts from musical theatre and opera, some folk songs, and as we finally dock in Liverpool, sounds of the Mersey.

Themed cocktails and soft drinks will be available.

Pack your bags, bring your passport and join us for this round the world extravaganza.

Tickets £10.00, Students £5.00, Under 16s Free, available from http://www.sterndalesingers.org.uk/

 

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Sheffield Chamber Choir’s next concert

St Marie’s Cathedral – Saturday 18th May – 7.30pm – FREE admission

Sheffield Chamber Choir returns to St Marie’s Cathedral under their director Robert Webb (very recenty appointed as St Marie’s Cathedral Organist) with an exciting programme of choral music.

Sheffield Chamber Choir returns to St Marie’s Cathedral under their director Robert Webb (very recenty appointed as St Marie’s Cathedral Organist) with an exciting programme of choral music.

The programme has been chosen to make the most of the marvellous acoustics of St Marie’s (often said to be the best in the city) and the superb re-furbished organ (under the expert fingers of organist Paul Plummer), and includes music by John Tavener, Edward Bairstow, William Byrd, Ola Gjeilo, Edgar Bainton, Herbert Howells and Sergei Rachmaninov.

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INTERNET TROLLS INVADE NEW OPERA

Mischief and mayhem abound in traditional opera and Sheffield City Opera’s new production is no different.  Except that here in a new twist, the mischief-makers are internet trolls. Their weapon of choice: the mobile phone.

The opera’s light-hearted title LA DONNA È MOBILE OR DONNA AND HER MOBILE’ reflects the comedy of errors that fills the piece.  However the opera has its darker side too: ‘Online bullying can ruin people’s lives’, says SCO Director Matthew Palfreyman.

The lovers in this opera are almost destroyed by malicious postings and thoughtless sharings on social media. It’s a problem for our times powerfully explored here through the energy of opera.

Taking their cue from some of the major opera houses, SCO set out here to create something ground-breaking and new. Under the guidance of Musical Director, Robert Webb, whose initial concept comes to life in this production, SCO created an original story, then took traditional operatic arias and choruses and breathed new life into them. Some are well-known and loved, others rare treasures. Expect muscular music by Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Donizetti, Mascagni, Mozart and others.  The opera is sung in English with the traditional libretto re-worked in a contemporary idiom.  Favourite arias spark in startling new ways – it is a truly innovative production, and suitable for opera lovers, and those who have never seen opera before. “We wanted to dispel the myth that opera is elitist” says Musical Director, Robert Webb, “and this show is suitable for everyone, be they opera buffs, or, until now, have never ventured to see one.”

It is a traditional tale of heroes, villains and thwarted love, but with some innovative staging. The real star of the show is the mobile phone – the source of so much grief to the main characters –  with live postings shared with the audience via a suspended screen.

The action mainly takes place in Des’s Bar, not a million miles from Sheffield’s West Street. A sparkling cast of characters includes party-goers and a group of mobile-toting women – edgy sisters bent on bother.  It’s the hottest show in town.

 

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd November at 7.30pm, 

Saturday 4th November at 2.00pm

High Storrs School, High Storrs Rd. S11 7LH  

Tickets: £15 or £5 (Students / Under 16s)

Ticketline:  0114 223 3777

Online:  www.sivtickets.com / http://www.sheffieldcityopera.com

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Classical Weekend – 17th to 19th March 2017

Enter the kaleidoscopic world of classical music, Sheffield style.

We’re back with another three days of musical discovery – this year with an even more delightfully diverse set of bitesize concerts, all laid out on a platter for you to sample.

Wind your way around our musical city on a tuneful treasure trail through our best venues and beautiful buildings. Discover incredible talent from across the region, music from around the world and some very special guests.

With formal and informal concerts, pop-up performances and interactive shows, families, beginners and long-time music lovers can all make beautiful memories and brand-new connections. Indulge in the incomparable, indefinable experience of live music and find something that stays with you forever.

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