Congratulations to Musical Director Alan Eost and the team who accompanied him on his sponsored ascent of Ben Nevis on 24th July 2017.
Sheffield Oratorio Chorus invites you to rehearse and sing Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with the Northern Chamber Orchestra and top quality soloists on 25th November 2017.
We're delighted to announce our 2017/18 academy courses, which are open both to SOC members and non-members.
Much sought-after conductor and chorus master Aidan Oliver will join the Chorus to conduct St Matthew Passion on 1st April.
In less than two weeks, Classical Weekend 2017 will fill the city of Sheffield with orchestras, choirs, opera and brass bands.
20/11/2016 Sing St Matthew Passion
Sheffield Oratorio Chorus invites you to rehearse and sing Bach St Matthew Passion in a performance with the Northern Chamber Orchestra and top quality soloists on 1st April 2017.
09/07/2016 War Requiem review
Local music critic, Bernard Lee, has deemed our performance of the War Requiem "an outstanding account of Britten’s multi-layered, titanic plea for peace and reconciliation".
At this week's rehearsal we celebrated Alan Eost's 30th anniversary with Sheffield Oratorio Chorus.
It's not too early to sign up for our September all-day workshop with Bob Chilcott.
10/04/2016 Joint concert with Dore Male Voice Choir
Sheffield Oratorio Chamber Choir will join the well-loved local group, Dore Male Voice Choir, for a joint concert at St Andrew's, Psalter Lane, on Saturday May 7th.
[Updated] We are pleased to announce two exciting musical opportunities for fellow singers in 2016.
This Autumn sees the start of two new academy courses, which are open both to SOC members and non-members.
This autumn, Sheffield will host a weekend of classical music events across the city for the inaugural Classical Sheffield Festival of Music and we are delighted that we'll be part of it.
01/07/2015 2015-16 season preview
Thanks to all who came to our warmly received Monteverdi Vespers in a packed Cathedral last Saturday night.
09/05/2015 Alan sets his sights on Snowdon
Following his successful ascent of Scafell Pike in July 2014, our Musical Director, Alan Eost, has set his sights on Snowdon.
18/01/2015 Academy 2015: improve your sight-singing
The SOC Academy is offering a course from 21st January for those who wish to build on their previous sight-singing experience.
Members of Sheffield Oratorio Chorus will be appearing on BBC Look North on 23rd December as part of a Christmas broadcast from Chatsworth.
17/12/2014 SOC awards long serving singers
At the end of SOC's AGM, chair Lydia Fielder Lord was pleased to announce awards for long serving singers in the Chorus.
25/08/2014 Academy programme for Autumn 2014
We're pleased to announce the SOC Academy programme for Autumn 2014.
03/07/2014 Musical Director scales new heights!
Congratulations to Alan for a successful ascent of Scafell Pike on 23rd July and for raising around £1500 in sponsorship.
19/06/2014 Call for Singers
The Chorus is inviting singers to join its ranks for a performance of the Verdi Requiem on November 8th 2014 in commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War.
29/03/2014 Verdi Requiem 2014
On 8th November 2014, the Oratorio Chorus marks its return to Sheffield Cathedral with a performance of the Verdi Requiem, in a concert that will commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of World War I.
22/03/2014 Chorus joins Celebration
Sheffield Oratorio Chorus members will join other local singers in the heart of Sheffield to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire, in a unique performance led by local group Albion.
11/07/2013 2012-2013 Season Review
The 2012-2013 season provided a varied programme from the Renaissance to the 20th century.