Classical Music

The choir of the Sheffield Bach Society specialises in performing the work of the most famous Baroque composer JS Bach, in particular the great Masses, Passions and Cantatas

Sheffield Bach Choir

Sheffield Bach Choir

Sheffield Bach Choir


Established in 1950, Sheffield Bach Choir, is one of the longest-established choirs in a city enamoured with creative culture, and was was founded to revitalise public interest of Johann Sebastian Bach, the revered classical composer.

Every year they present at least one major Bach choral work, presenting his three great works – the B Minor Mass and the St Matthew and St John Passions – in a three-year rotation, along with Handel’s Messiah in December. In addition, each season sees a minimum of three further concerts of diverse classical repertoire. The majority of their concerts are held in Sheffield’s Anglican Cathedral; the June concert is usually at St Mark’s Church in Broomhill.

Sheffield Bach Society was established in 1950 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Bach in Leipzig, Germany, and to bring his music back to Sheffield ears. The choir was headed up for 35 years by the illustrious Bach scholar, author and University of Sheffield professor Dr Roger Bullivant.

Dr Bullivant was succeeded by Peter Collis in 2000, and then in 2010 by Dr Simon Lindley. Sheffield Bach Choir is managed by a small committee, elected annually at the AGM.

Venues: Sheffield’s Anglican Cathedral, St Mark’s Church in Broomhill.

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