Sacked Cathedral choir goes singing in the streets

Sacked Cathedral choir goes singing in the streets


norman lebrecht

September 17, 2020

The choir dismissed by Sheffield Cathedral is regrouping as a choir in exile. It has launched an appeal for £25,000.

The Steel City Choristers will take Anglican choral music beyond the doors of the cathedral out into the city of Sheffield to reach wider and more diverse communities. The new choir will continue to have inclusivity at its core and seek out new and exciting locations to sing. It will share its music with a range of congregations to enrich the worship of churches in every corner of the city.

The choir has started rehearsing in Owlerton, near Hillsborough.

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  • V. Lind says:

    Aren’t they breaking some law?

    • singerjohn says:

      Probably not. DCMS has belatedly announced today that amateur choirs can rehearse provided Covid security, including social distancing, is maintained. The choir will have to divide itself into “pods” of =no more than six people and there must be no mingling between pods.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    That’s just what we all need; another amateur choir.

    • Una says:

      Yes, absolutely right when people want to and are able to sing in Britain and bring so much pleasure to others. Amateur choirs have been the backbone of music making all my professional life, particularly in the North of England.