Who we are
We are a choir of 12 singers who live in or near Sheffield, UK, meet to sing and explore the
repertoire, and give at least one concert each year.
Our repertoire extends from the Renaissance to the present day, sacred or secular, unaccompanied or with instruments. We often perform new works, including the compositions and arrangements of our former director John Kilpatrick, the late
Percy Snowdon, the late John Earwaker, current director George Nicholson
and choir member J Robin Hughes.
After starting under John Earwaker in the 1990s, for 13 years or more the choir was directed by John Kilpatrick, and since September 2014 it has been under the leadership of George Nicholson.
For several years we have given joint concerts with the Caccia Wind Quintet at St Peter's Church, Hope, in Wakes Week. We also perform at events organised by Classical Sheffield.
There are other groups in the country called Lydian Singers (or Choir)
Please don't confuse us!
The Bluebird Charles Villiers Stanford
Epigrams J Robin Hughes
If Music be the Food of Love Henry Purcell
Lay a Garland Robert Pearsall
Sair Fyeld, Hinny Trad. arr. Percy Snowdon
Come Live With Me John Kilpatrick
I Sing of a Maid J Robin Hughes
The Shower Edward Elgar
Sweet and Low Joseph Barnby
As Torrents in Summer Edward Elgar
Music (from My Briefcase) John Kilpatrick
City Flora (from Cuttings from a Nonsense Book) John Kilpatrick
Three Nonsense Songs Matyas Seiber
Lauda Jerusalem (from Vespers of 1610) Claudio Monteverdi
Friday 23rd November 2018, 7:30pm, Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Sheffield
S11 8NT. Tickets £8 on the door or from Eventbrite. All profits to Sheffield General Cemetery Trust. Licensed bar.
Examples of our programmes from recent events:
Hope Wakes Week 30th June 2016
Hope Wakes Week 2nd July 2015
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