Sheffield Folk Chorale

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Since the choir started in 2001 it's gone from strength to strength. At the start the aim was simply to get together a choir to put on a Christmas carol concert featuring some less well known carols and songs. The SpiteWinter concert of 2001 was so successful and enjoyable, it was decided to sing on!

The Sheffield Folk Chorale has these aims:

Now with 90 members, we can provide a balanced choir of 35 or more to suit most occasions.

Some of Graham's songs (choir and solo) are availabe to view, play and/or print on :-

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Concert Dates and Details

SHEFFIELD FOLK CHORALE CONCERTS – WINTER 2016

SAT, 26 NOVEMBER
Winter concert in St John's Church, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone, S36 6DY.
Contact: Office email: mailto:penistone.thurlstone@sheffield.anglican.org – or 01226 370006

SAT, 3 DECEMBER
Nepal Fund-raiser Christmas Concert in Stephen Hill Methodist Church, 547 Manchester Rd, Sheffield, S10 5PL.
Contact: Graham Pratt – graham.pratt2013@gmail.com

SUN, 4 DECEMBER
Christmas Concert in St Marks, High Street, Mosborough, S20 5AE.
Contact: musicatstmarks@btinternet.com – or 07810 373934s

FRI, 9 DECEMBER
Christmas Concert in Old Brampton Church, Main Road, Old Brampton, Chesterfield, S42 7JG.
Contact: annedoody28@gmail.com or nick.roberts@bcs.org – or 07896 162461

WED, 14 DECEMBER (special guest – John Kirkpatrick)
SpiteWinter-1 concert in All Saints Church, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, S11 7PQ.
Contact: Graham Pratt – graham.pratt2013@gmail.com

MON, 19 DECEMBER (special guest – Jez Lowe)
SpiteWinter-2 concert in Sheffield Cathedral, Church St, Sheffield, S1 1HA.
Contact: Graham Pratt – graham.pratt2013@gmail.com

All evening performances; start times vary - please check final details/times with organiser.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our concerts. Any problems, get in touch on graham.pratt2013@gmail.com.


Recordings

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No Easy Trade.

The CD features songs for the winter season such as the comic CAROLLERS FROM HELL, depicting the worst group of singers ever to ring the doorbell, and HAIL CHIME ON, a popular Yorkshire carol.  We also have songs for any time of the year: YAN TAN TETHERA, a lively medley of nonsense/children's verse; or BRIGHT MORNING STAR, a stirring gospel song.

Tracks: 1: Yan Tan Tethera Pethera, 2: The Grinders' Hardships, 3: Albuera, 4: Now What Is Love?, 5: Twa Corbies, 6: Rosebud in June, 7: Awake My Harp, 8: I Will Make You Brooches, 9: Lay Me Low, 10: House of Hospitalities, 11: Bright Morning Star, 12: Call The Yowes, 13: Carollers from Hell, 14: Sir Christemas, 15: Three Kings Came, 16: Hail Chime On.

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Let the Rain Come!

Our latest CD features Ciaran Boyle, ace bodhran-player, on the first track - and the wonderful Harlequin Brass Ensemble on the final three tracks. In between are eight unaccompanied choir numbers and one song each from Graham and from Eileen

Tracks: 1: Shepherd of the Moor, 2: Work o' the Weaver, 3: Let the Rain Come, 4: Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya, 5: Lovely on the Water, 6: The Two Brothers, 7: The Drovers, 8: Bonny Pit Laddie, 9: Misty Mountain, 10: The Knickerbocker Line, 11: Paul's Shanty, 12: Dunstan Lullaby, 13: Cold Sir Winter, 14: Christmas Truce

 

The choir's CDs include:

Here is my Home (Songs For All Seasons)

Lord of the Leopard (Carols/Winter Songs)

Now Gathered Together

Graham researches and arranges the material, sometimes translating or adding new lyrics and tunes where necessary.
Since 2001 the choir has raised over £16,000 for charities - mainly local. They've performed at all sorts of events from country fair to stately home, from shopping mall to cathedral.