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Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall

The Hallé, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus & Hallé Choir


from £5.60

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Start Time: 19:00

Doors Open: 17:00

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor

Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano

Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano

Joshua Ellicott tenor

James Platt bass


Haydn Symphony No.103 in E flat 'Drum Roll'


Tippett A Child of Our Time


Ryan Wigglesworth returns to conduct a concert of contrasts. Hadyn's 'Dum Roll' is packed with the composer's most beguiling melodies, turns of phrase and wiit surprises, showing all the skill of a sumphonist with over a hundred similar works to his credit! The choral masterpiece A Child of our Time was written early in world war II as a protest against “man’s inhumanity to man”. It's emotional essence lies in the five spirituals which Tippett incorporated into the score, inspired by the chorales in J.S.Bach's Passions. These unforgettable settings lend universal resonance to the suffering of oppressed people everywhere. Like the Haydn, however, this great work's ultimate message is one of optimism. 


Tickets for the The Hallé, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus & Hallé priced at £21, £19, £16, £5 students & under 18 (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.

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