Sheffield Lydian Singers, annual Hope Wakes week stand with the Caccia Wind Quintet and, seemingly, the last as that master of whimsy and wit John Kilpatrick is calling it a day and hanging up quill and baton – the concert ends with a piece by him for choir and quintet, To Say Goodbye, after Sullivan’s The Long Day Closes from the choir. Before the final curtain, though, among other things are Purcell’s If music be the food of love; three songs from The Kiddies Sing-Song Sketch Book (1943); three from the News Chronicle Song Book, including Cockles & Mussels and Drink to Me; John Earwaker arrangements of All the things you are, As time goes by and Basin Street Blues; Parsons’s Ave Maria; Schütz’s Cantate Domino; three Northumbrian Folksong arrangements by Percy Snowden; two Pearsall part-songs, Sir Patrick Spens and Lay a Garland; Fairtrade interval wine… St Peter’s Church, Hope, Thursday (July 3), 8pm – £7.50, including the wine. http://johnkilpatrick.co.uk/lydian/
Bill Skipworth/ Ed Daw, both pianists the former, a one-time dentist, being blind and a series regular contributes another Sheffield Cathedral Lunchtime Recital, Friday, 1.15pm – free, donation welcome.
Songs from the Shows, presented by Hallam Choral Society and its conductor Peter Taylor with pieces spanning three centuries from The Mikado in 1885 and The Witches of Eastwick in 2000 and such names as Gershwin, Kern, Lerner & Loewe, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Abba’s Benny & Björn, Tim Rice, etc, in between. Soprano Andrea Ryder contributes solo items and the pianist is Douglas Jones, at St Timothy’s Church, Crookes, Saturday, 7.30pm – £10, £5 students, under 16s free. http://www.hallamchoralsociety.co.uk
City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir, still going having been formed in 1968 by Sheffield’s then music adviser David Clover, he of the annual competition for local singers that the choir and its conductor since 1986, Ralph Green, now administer. On offer here an attractive, undemanding programme of the opening chorus from Smetana’s Bartered Bride; Barcarolle from Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman; Dance a Cachucha (The Gondoliers); two Ivor Novello items, Waltz of My Heart and Keep the Home Fires Burning; Another Openin’ (Kiss Me Kate); Oh! What a Beautiful Mornin’ (Oklahoma!); Singin’ in the Rain; Elton John’s Hakuna Matata (Lion King); Kander & Ebb’s New York, New York and All that Jazz (Chicago). Sheffield Cathedral Lunchtime Recital, Tuesday, 1.15pm – free, donation welcome.http://www.cityofsheffieldteacherschoir.org.uk
Don Giovanni, recorded revival staging of Jonathan Kent’s production of Mozart’s opera for Glyndebourne Festival Opera conducted by Andres Orozco-Estrada. Showroom, Paternoster Row, Sunday, 3pm – £14.
For details of Choral Evensong at Sheffield Cathedral and St John’s Church, Ranmoor, and music at daytime services, please see their Classical Sheffield pages.