Who we are
We are a choir of 12 singers who live in or near Sheffield, UK, meet to sing and explore the
repertoire, and give at least one concert each year.
Our repertoire extends from the Renaissance to the present day, sacred or secular, unaccompanied or with instruments. We often perform new works, including the compositions and arrangements of our former director John Kilpatrick, the late
Percy Snowdon, the late John Earwaker, current director George Nicholson
and choir member J Robin Hughes.
For the last few years we have given a joint concert in June or early July at St Peter's Church, Hope, in Wakes Week, regularly with the Caccia Wind Quintet, and most recently with a brass quintet assembled for the occasion.
After starting under John Earwaker in the 1990s, for 13 years or more the choir was directed by John Kilpatrick, and since September 2014 it has been under the leadership of George Nicholson.
There are other groups in the country called Lydian Singers (or Choir)
Please don't confuse us!
The Bluebird Charles Villiers Stanford
Epigrams J Robin Hughes
If Music be the Food of Love Henry Purcell
Lay a Garland Robert Pearsall
Sair Fyeld, Hinny Trad. arr. Percy Snowdon
Come Live With Me John Kilpatrick
I Sing of a Maid J Robin Hughes
The Shower Edward Elgar
Sweet and Low Joseph Barnby
As Torrents in Summer Edward Elgar
Music (from My Briefcase) John Kilpatrick
City Flora (from Cuttings from a Nonsense Book) John Kilpatrick
Three Nonsense Songs Matyas Seiber
Lauda Jerusalem (from Vespers of 1610) Claudio Monteverdi
Saturday 18th March 2017 10.15am at the Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street Sheffield S1 2JD (joint concert with members of Sheffield Bach Choir as part of the Classical Sheffield Festival)
Thursday 29th June 2017, 8pm, St Peter's Church, Market Place, Hope, Derbyshire S33 6ZG
Some previous events
30th June 2016 at Hope
2nd July 2015 at Hope
"Festive Fancies" 21st July 2014 at Buxton Methodist Church - Sheffield Lydian Ensemble
3rd July 2014 at Hope
27th June 2013 at Hope
"Humour in Harmony" 21st July 2012 at Buxton Methodist Church - Sheffield Lydian Ensemble
28th June 2012 at Hope
30th June 2011 at Hope
Monteverdi Vespers and Mass of 1610
Mass (Missa in illo tempore): 21st November 2010 at St Matthew's, Carver St, Sheffield (11.00am Mass)
Vespers: 25th September 2010 at Ecclesall Parish Church, Sheffield
Vespers: 24th July 2010 at St John's Church, Buxton
1st July 2010 at Hope
2nd July 2009 at Hope and 17th May 2009 at Peckleton
9th May 2008, 3rd July 2008,
15th March 2007, 28th June 2007, 4th May 2006 and 29th June 2006
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