We are an independent and innovative choir of children and adults that sings in the cathedral tradition. We offer our choristers a first-class musical education and sing for a wide range of churches and other communities in and around Sheffield.

100 performances for 45+ hosts
since September 2020

“Absolutely beautiful!”
Professor Brian Cox

“Steel City Choristers has rapidly developed very high standards…the musical education is excellent …I commend them without reservation.”
Hilary Davan Wetton – Artistic Director of the Military Wives Choirs

Steel City Choristers is a charity in Sheffield that believes in the power of music to change lives! We make high quality choral music more accessible and relevant so that more people can experience its beauty and enjoy its benefits.

We train boys and girls aged 6-18 to sing alongside experienced adults in the cathedral tradition. We collaborate with a wide range of partners to co-create opportunities to sing. Sacred music makes up the majority of our repertoire, and church services the majority of our performances, but we also sing a variety of other music and at range of other events.

Our story is told by Classical Music magazine.

“So many people were impressed with the quality and tone of your music. It is a phenomenal achievement to produce the standard of music you did, which was on a par with cathedral standards without the resources usually associated with a cathedral music foundation. You are all to be congratulated on the work that has been put in to create a choir that has professional standards and with all choir members seeming to enjoy the experience so much.”
Revd Canon Michael Gisbourne, Canon Precentor, Ripon Cathedral

Our Values


We value, trust and empower our people


We work at the cutting edge, continually innovating in our pursuit of excellence


We work hard to perform well as a team under pressure


We have fun enjoying and sharing the joys of choral music!


Evensong at St Mary’s Ecclesfield
Sunday 29 September 6.30pm

Eucharist and Evensong at St Peter and St John’s church, Barnsley
Sunday 13 October 11.00am and TBC

Songs of Praise at St Andrew’s URC
Sunday 20 October 10.45am

Evensong at Winchester Cathedral
Every day Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November 5.30pm

Join us!

We offer children aged 6-18 a fun and rewarding musical education, training them to sing to the highest musical standards in the cathedral tradition alongside experienced adult singers. 

We are holding auditions on Monday 2nd September 2024 at St John’s church, Owlerton, for children in Y2 – Y13 and for adult singers who can sight read. We are particularly looking for children who already sing in a choir and want to take their singing on further, children in Y2 and teenage or adult basses.

Email to find out more. 

Support Us

Please become our Friend and help us share the joys of choral music.

Our Friends follow our story and support our work. We are grateful for whatever financial support you are able to give – there is no minimum donation.

Our Friends enjoy an annual New Year’s event where they can meet and chat with our team and singers, and advance notice of dates in our monthly email newsletter.


Bishop’s Garden Party and a Community Allotment – June 2024
“The repertoire you chose was perfect for the event and the choir performed with skill and energy. It was a really valuable contribution, thank you!’
The Rt Revd Dr Pete Wilcox | Bishop of Sheffield

Our 100th performance, at The Crucible Theatre – June 2024
We sang our own arrangements of The Bare Necessities and Bohemian Rhapsody to a sell-out audience at the Crucible theatre in aid of Roundabout youth homelessness charity!  The evening was hosted by Classic FM Breakfast presenter, Dan Walker.


Our Funders

We are an independent charity and raise all our own funds as volunteers. We are grateful for the generous support of:

Sheffield Bluecoat and Mount Pleasant Education Foundation

Ecclesfield Welfare and Educational Charities