50th Anniversary

This may come as something of a surprise or even a shock but The City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir celebrates its 50th Anniversary in November this year.

There are still many people who owe a great deal to David Clover who founded the choir in November 1968, whether professionally, musically or socially, and belonging to the Teachers’ Choir, whether in the past or in the present, has provided us with enormous pleasure. I am sure David would be extremely proud of the choir’s achievements over the last 50 years. We have certainly something to celebrate!

Our plans for the anniversary include a celebration dinner and concert. The dinner, with a fun auction, will be on Saturday 6 October, at Tapton Hall, Shore Lane, Sheffield S10 3BU, and the concert will be at 7.30pm on Saturday 10 November, at Holy Trinity Church, Grove Road, Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2HB. We hope, very much, that you will want to be part of this special celebration by coming to the dinner and/or singing in the concert, and we extend a very warm invitation for you to do so in whatever capacity. The cost of the dinner will be £25 per person.

The concert pieces will highlight significant events in the choir’s half century and will include “Zadok the Priest” and the first and last choruses of Vivaldi’s “Gloria”. Tickets for the concert will be available at £10, £8 concessions. The choir rehearses from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday evenings at St. Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ. A rehearsal schedule will be produced in due course, the main rehearsals being from September onwards, There will also be some preliminary preparation between May and July, although we should be very pleased to see you at any rehearsals even if just to say hello.

I am sure you will appreciate that the organisation of such events is enormous. To that end perhaps you would be so kind as to contact Ralph Green by email: ralphdgreen47@gmail.com or by post: 9 Carlton Rise, Pudsey, W. Yorks, LS28 7LS or download the official letter and reply slip here. Please do not hesitate to contact Ralph Green if you have any queries. Thank you in anticipation and we look forward to hearing from you by Saturday 17 March at the latest. If you know of any former choir members who would be interested in receiving this information please let us know.