STEEL CITY CHORISTERS

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

Community

We value, trust and empower our people

Ambition

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

Resilience

We work hard to perform well as a team under pressure

Enjoyment

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

Calendar

The Bishop of Sheffield’s Garden Party
Saturday 22 June 2.00pm

Summer Solstice at Norwood Allotments
Saturday 22 June 6.00pm

Patronal service at St John’s Mexborough
Monday 24 June 7.00pm

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 basses.

Email enquiries@steelcitychoristers.org.uk 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.

News

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!  

Our first residential tour, to Ripon Cathedral – July 2023
We had lots of fun singing four services at the cathedral and staying at Holy Rood House in Thirsk.  

Our first service at Sheffield Cathedral – May 2023
We received a warm welcome as we sang choral evensong, accompanied by former Sheffield Director of Music, Neil Taylor.  

 

Our Funders

We are grateful for the generous support of:

Sheffield Bluecoat and Mount Pleasant Education Foundation

Ecclesfield Welfare and Educational Charities