A choral celebration!
- Published on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 22:33
Choirs and singers of Sheffield - Come and take part in a massed choral performance in the heart of Sheffield!
Albion have been commissioned, with funding from Arts Council England, to stage a special performance as part of the opening weekend of the Tour de France cultural festival, which begins 100 days before the Tour comes to Sheffield.
We see this as a wonderful chance to celebrate the strength and colour of choral singing in our city. We’re aiming to put together a diverse choir, ‘The Sixty,’ representing many of the city’s major choral forces, who will join Albion ‘en masse’ for some of the songs – including Greensleeves, Scarborough Fair, and the perennial favourite JERUSALEM – creating a wonderful live atmosphere, surrounding the audience with song.
Come and be part of this choral celebration of the music of these islands!
With all the media coverage surrounding the Festival and the Tour, taking part will raise the local and regional profile of your group, and will enable us all to show the country what we do. We’re working hard to arrange a broadcast / streaming of the event too, so potentially we are on show to the world! And there will be plenty of local press and PR coverage to boost everyone’s local profiles too.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a really special event that will put Sheffield choral singing majorly on the map!
Time is really limited: we need to hear from you ASAP!
▪ Ideally, your choir would assemble a group of 6 singers: SSATBB – more than one such sextet if you wish *
▪ We will share copies and MP3s with you in advance via Dropbox
▪ Rehearsal will be 4 – 5.30pm on Sunday 30 March
▪ Performance is 6.30 – 7.30pm on the same day
▪ Arundel Room, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
▪ Dress code: either your choir dress, or all black – whichever you prefer
▪ Tickets will be free and your friends / supporters are welcome to them; details will follow
* Individuals are welcome too – please get in touch! We’ll just need to ensure balance on the day…