Our music enhances worship for churches of all traditions.
“The choir sounded absolutely fantastic – it was a real blessing to have such high quality choral music in a local church setting.”
Rev’d Andy Patrick, Vicar of Christ Church, Dore
“I was very moved by the talents of these singers who could only be surpassed by the choirs of angels.”
The Rev’d Fr Grant Naylor SCC, Parish Priest of St Matthew’s Carver Street
The power of music
In most churches, music in whatever form it takes, plays a vital role supporting praise and worship through its unique ability to foster community, inspire a sense of awe and wonder, and express what we struggle to put into words.
High quality choral music in particular provides a space for reflection and contemplative worship in which we can start to imagine and take the next steps on our spiritual journey as our hearts and minds are drawn through and beyond the music to connect with the transcendent.
Please contact us if you’d like to talk about us coming to sing for your church.
Choral music, whatever your tradition
We offer our choral music to churches of all traditions. We love meeting people from different churches and sharing in different ways of doing things.
Often, we sing for churches who love the choral tradition but who are sadly no longer able to maintain their own choir. On occasion, we sing together with other church choirs supporting them in more ambitious repertoire, or to add an extra dimension to services marking special events.
We also offer choral music to churches of other musical traditions, such as those whose worship is normally led by a guitar or band, to enable them to experience its beauty and value in worship.
We sing services of Mattins, Eucharist and Evensong, as well as for more informal services. Whatever your tradition, we will work with you to plan a service that meets your particular needs and preferences.
Marking the moment
Significant events are often a time when congregations look to bring something special into church. We can help you to celebrate important moments in the church calendar, or other special events in the life of your church.
Steel City Choristers has sung:
- Epiphany Cafe Church at St John the Baptist Church, Owlerton
- Candlemas at St Matthew’s Church, Carver Street
- Lenten Lamentations at Mount Tabor Methodist Church, Parson Cross
- Good Friday meditations at Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses
- Evensong to mark the 50th anniversary of an ordination
- Evensong as part of Beauchief Abbey’s National Heritage Open Day
- The Faure Requiem for Remembrance Day at Chesterfield Parish Church
- Advent carol service at Christ Church, Dore
- Christmas carol service at St John the Baptist Church, Owlerton
Supporting our work
Our mission is to make our music available to congregations across the city and wider Diocese, particularly those who are least likely to be able to access high quality choral music. We don’t charge a fee. However, when churches are able to give to support our work, it enables us to reach out further to those who are not in a position to give financially.
Our choristers are only able to sing so beautifully because of the hard work they put in engaging with our high quality musical education. Each year they commit around 200 hours of their time. Our Director of Music and singing teacher receive professional rates of pay for every hour of rehearsal, singing lesson, service and concert they lead. Churches’ financial contributions, however small, therefore help us to maintain the choral tradition in Sheffield and to share the joys of choral music with more people within and outside of the church.
“We were delighted to have Steel City Choristers lead our Advent Service this year. Our own choir dwindled and disbanded a few years ago, so to welcome Steel City Choristers to lead us in choral worship was inspiring and invigorating. Their vision to serve a wide and diverse range of communities across the city and Diocese is a gift. I’ve already recommended them to other churches in the area and very much look forward to inviting them back to Christ Church.”
Rev Andy Patrick, Vicar of Christ Church Dore
“Steel City Choristers are a talented yet humble group of musicians who in a very short time have made an impression in many post codes in Sheffield and beyond. They are a fabulous resource to the diocese and greatly supportive, even to small parishes like ourselves in Hooton Roberts: a rural village fighting to keep our church open. Our experience of the choristers here was uplifting and mutually supportive. We hope God blesses and uses them in the heart of the local communities where they are needed.”
Liza Nash, St John’s Church Hooton Roberts
Steel City Choristers is delighted to have worked with: