Vox Jubilans, Dutch choir gives the Sheffield Cathedral Lunchtime Recital, Friday, 1.15pm – free, donation welcome.
‘Everyone Sang’, some unfamiliar but eminently worthwhile items among music written in Britain and Germany before and after 1914 performed by the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and music director Darius Battiwalla: Finzi’s Requiem da Camera; Holst’s Two Psalms; Brahms’s Four Songs for female choir, two horns and harp; Elgar’s Serenade for strings; Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer; Parry’s There is an Old Belief; plus a short piece by Max Taylor commissioned in memory of George Swindells, a member of the choir from 1947 until his death last year in a short piece in his memory, and the piece which gives the concert its title, a setting of Siegfried Sassoon’s WW1 poem Everyone Sang, commissioned by the chorus from its then-member Yaron Hollander for the Cultural Olympiad in 2012. Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Saturday, 7pm – £13.20, £12 concessions.
Nick Fletcher, Sheffield’s classical guitarist of national repute tunes up for another recital taking in his own compositions and works by Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Manuel Ponce among others at Holy Trinity Church, Grove Road, Millhouses, Saturday, 7.30pm – £10, £5 concessions.
Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, no relation to the foregoing chorus, and music director Jonathan Lo bring their season to a close in the company of Benjamin Frith, no less, who joins them as the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5, the Emperor, after the orchestra has thoroughly warmed itself up with the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, and Debussy’s La Mer. Ecclesall Parish Church, Saturday, 7.30pm – £12, £10 concessions, £5 children, students.
Joshua Hales, organ, Sheffield Cathedral’s assistant director of music having arrived, via Truro Cathedral and Exeter College Oxford, from Salisbury Cathedral since last autumn gives the Cathedral Lunchtime Recital, Tuesday, 1.15pm – free, donation welcome.
6 – 22 June, at venues around Broomhill. Listed only are classical music concerts from a wide variety of events full details of which can be found at www.broomhillfestival.org.uk
Sheffield Music Academy Chamber Orchestra, director Martin Cropper, perform Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Haydn’s Clock Symphony – No 101, in the opening weekend of the 40th Broomhill Festival. St Mark’s Church, Saturday, 7.30pm – £10, £8 concessions.
Sachiko Kitao, Osaka-born pianist and postgraduate at Sheffield University studying with Valentina Kalashnik plays Ravel’s Pavane, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No 17 – the Tempest, Brahms’s Intermezzo No 2 Op 118 and Chopin’s Andante spianato, etc, Op 22 at St Mark’s Church, Monday, 1pm – £5, £3 concessions, £1 under 16s. Light lunch available from 12 noon, £3.
Hannah Donkin, outstanding young pianist performs Chopin’s Ballade No 4 and Kabalevsky’s Sonata No 3 at St Mark’s Church, Tuesday, 1pm – £5, £3 concessions, £1 under 16s. Light lunch available from 12 noon, £3.
Voices of York, first fruits of a new York University MA in solo voice ensemble singing coached by I Fagiolini’s director Robert Hollingworth, no less, and specialising in Renaissance music. Monteverdi to something more modern on offer here from sopranos Rosie Williamson (from Sheffield) Ruth Sladden, alto Matthew Lennox, tenor Christopher O’Gorman and bass Ben Howarth at St Mark’s Church, Thursday (June 12), 1pm – £5, £3 concessions, £1 under 16s. Light lunch available from 12 noon, £3.
Così fan Tutte, Mozart’s opera re-set in 1914 by Opera UK and sung in English ‘with a large orchestra’, it says here. Buxton Opera House, Wednesday (June 11), 7.30pm – £17, £21, £25. 0845 12 72180.
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.