Our 2017/18 season opens with Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius. This large-scale, Romantic oratorio is one of the finest works by one of this country's best composers. The excellent Northern Chamber Orchestra and three distinguished soloists join us.


Our Christmas concert will once again feature a small group of younger Sheffield singers as guests.


Haydn and Schubert are the main composers for the March concert, in a standard classical concert. We welcome back the Skipton Camerata, Debra Morley as soprano soloist and a trio of up-and-coming young singers from the Royal Academy of Music.


For the summer concert we present David Fanshawe's iconic African Sanctus at the Octagon Centre with its recordings of African songs and dances interwoven with "classical" Western music.



Forthcoming concerts

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African Sanctus and High I'm…

07 July 2018 · The Octagon Centre

Keneish Dance and Sheffield Oratorio Chorus present an evening of music and contemporary African dance featuring choreographer Keisha Grant’s High I’m…, an African contemporary dance spectacle that takes you through a universe of thoughts, feelings and physical sensation, and David Fanshawe's iconic African Sanctus, which interweaves recordings of African songs and dances with "classical" Western music, choreographed by Keisha Grant and Keneish Dance (

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