Luca Luciano, adventurous and highly successful Italian clarinettist based in London returns with a trademark programme of solo clarinet music featuring Rollick & Romp by Greg Bartholomew; Lied for clarinet solo by Berio; Homage to Benny Goodman: Bernie’s Tune by Bernie Miller; and self-composed pieces: Sequenza No 1 Il Prescelto, and a three-movement Suite all’Italiana the second of which is Prelude to Act 3 of Tosca with a little help from Puccini; Sheffield Cathedral Lunchtime Recital, Thursday (May 21), 1.15pm – free, donations welcome.
The King’s Singers, world-renowned a cappella group, these days comprising countertenors David Hurley, Timothy Wayne-Wright, tenor Julian Gregory, baritones Christopher Bruerton, Christopher Gabbitas, and bass Jonathan Howard, comes to town with a two-part programme, the first part going under the concert’s title, Pater Noster, which features settings of The Lord’s Prayer – plenty to go at in Latin or English! – plus works drawn from it prompted by sentences from the prayer. The concert’s second part advertises itself as ‘songs in close harmony’ at St Marie’s RC Cathedral, Norfolk Row, Thursday (May 28), 7.30pm – £22 (central aisles), £18 (lateral aisles).
Calamity Jane, highly rated touring production of the classic film musical, which has had people yelling yeehah! starring Jodie Prenger Whip Crackin’-Away on the Deadwood Stage and Tom Lister as Wild Bill Hickok. Buxton Opera House, Tuesday to Saturday (May 30), 7.30pm; matinees: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, 2.30pm – £24 –£38 evenings; £16 –£34 matinees. 0845 12 72190
Lunchtime Singing, monthly, 45-minute workshops on the City Hall stage (though not always) led by Val Regan and Andrea Small, Thursday, June 4, 1pm – £6. Also, July 2; September 3; October 1; November 5; December 3.
For details of Choral Evensong at Sheffield Cathedral and St John’s Church, Ranmoor, and music at daytime services, please see the respective websites of both in the ‘Who’s Doing It’ section of Classical Sheffield.