Exciting Launch of Concordia Voices

Published on 01/01/2024
  • Do you love singing?
  • Are you aged 14 – 18?
  • Do you want to join an exciting new choir in Sheffield?

We are pleased to be launching this brand new senior choir on the 12th and 13th of January with some special rehearsals for you to try it out and see what you think.

Launch weekend details:

Friday: 6:30pm - 8pm

Saturday: 10am - 3pm

@The Foundry Studio, 3 Brown St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2BS

Concordia rehearsal details:

When – Friday evenings 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Where – The Foundry Studio, our industry standard recording studio and live room in the centre of Sheffield (Brown Street next to Site Gallery)

What – a vocal group for all young singers covering songs from all genres including: choral, gospel, pop, rap, songs from the musicals and much more.

Exciting opportunities – we plan to take part in special events, exhilarating competitions, varied performances and tours (including abroad).

Already in the diary:

  • Inspirational workshop in Manchester with the choir of the Chetham’s school of music
  • Opening performance at the Sheffield Music Hub Spring Showcase concerts in April at Victoria Hall
  • Joint concert with the Sheffield Chorale in Sheffield Cathedral in July
  • Early autumn residential course in September 2024
  • A very special community Opera in partnership with Music in the Round culminating in a set of performances at the Crucible Theatre in October 2024
  • A planned concert tour alongside the City of Sheffield Festival Band in Summer 2025.

* note that residential courses and concert tours will be an additional cost.

How to join!

All you need to do is fill out this google form to sign up to our launch weekend on the 12th and 13th of January and we will take it from there!

Costs – membership of the choir is TOTALLY FREE if you are in receipt of free school meals or fit our bursary criteria, otherwise membership will cost £90 a term (unless you are already a member of a band C group for Sheffield Music Hub groups – joining this choir will come at no extra cost). We don’t want cost to be an issue – the friends of Sheffield Music Hub support with bursaries, please just ask if you need help with the cost of fees, whatever your circumstances.

Next steps: 

  • Launch weekend – we will bring the choir together for a special launch weekend – starting on Friday 12th January 2024 with a full day rehearsal on Saturday 13th January.
  • First performance Friday 26th April – Victoria Hall Church
  • Summer performances – Tuesday 2nd July – Music Hub Leavers Concert at the University of Sheffield Octagon Centre and Monday 8th July – A joint concert with all the Sheffield Youth Choirs (including junior voices and youth voices) alongside special guests Sheffield Chorale.

We also plan a recording session in our world class recording studio to prepare for the Music For Youth National Festival.

Concordia Voices are the senior choir of the re-branded Sheffield Youth Choirs that include our children’s choir – Sheffield Junior Voices and intermediate choir – Youth Voices.

Director: Emma Ward

If you have any questions please email Emma at Emma.Ward@sheffield.gov.uk