Sheffield Lydian Singers

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.

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.

For several years we have given joint concerts with the Caccia Wind Quintet at St Peter's Church, Hope, in Wakes Week. We also perform at events organised by Classical Sheffield.

There are other groups in the country called Lydian Singers (or Choir)
Please don't confuse us!

Hear 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

Upcoming events

Friday 23rd November 2018, 7:30pm, Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Sheffield S11 8NT. Tickets £8 on the door or from Eventbrite. All profits to Sheffield General Cemetery Trust. Licensed bar.

Our programmes

Examples of our programmes from recent events:
Hope Wakes Week 30th June 2016
Hope Wakes Week 2nd July 2015

Contact us

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