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 aisle), £18 (lateral aisles).
Hannah Woolmer/ Daniel Roberts, the somewhat prolific young violin recitalist and her now regular pianist return to perform the third Brahms Violin Sonata and Poulenc’s wartime Violin Sonata dedicated to the memory of Garcia Lorca at the weekly Sheffield Cathedral Lunchtime Recital, Thursday (June 4), 1.15pm – free, donations welcome.
Calamity Jane, highly rated touring production of the classic film musical, which opened last night and 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, Wednesday (May 27) to Saturday, 7.30pm; matinees: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, 2.30pm – £24 –£38 evenings; £16 –£34 matinees. 0845 12 72190 – Review under FEATURES
Lunchtime Singing, monthly, 45-minute workshops on the City Hall stage (though not always) led by Val Regan and Andrea Small, Thursday (June 4), nb: Memorial Hall, 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.