To purchase or reserve tickets, contact Ann Kingdom:
Tel: 0114 236 9548 or email
Tickets are available on the door or from members of the choir.
The Associate Soloist scheme was set up in 2010 with the cooperation of Sheffield University Department of Music. It offers a young singer the opportunity to work with a local choir for a whole year and to receive financial support to further their development towards a professional singing career.
The Associate Soloist scheme is supported by a generous bequest from former choir member Gilly Surr.
Timothy Peters BMus (Hons) read music at the University of Sheffield and is now pursuing a freelance career as a tenor, choral conductor and composer. He is a tenor lay clerk at Sheffield Cathedral, with whom he has toured internationally, performed live on BBC Radio 3 and sung for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. He regularly performs in choirs in and around Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, York, Guildford and London.
Before University, Timothy was the tenor 1 section leader for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and sang with the National Youth Chamber Choir. Performing with these choirs gave him the opportunity to sing in prestigious venues across the UK. Further engagements with these ensembles include a number Aldeburgh and live televised BBC Proms performances and several professional recordings.
Since coming to Sheffield, Timothy has regularly performed as a soloist with choirs in the surrounding areas, most recently with Sheffield Bach Choir (Handel Messiah), Sheffield Teachers Choir (Maunder's Olivet to Calvary and Stainer's The Crucifixion), The Abbeydale Singers (Orff's Carmina Burana), Bingham Choral Society (Mozart's Vespers and Pergolesi's Magnificat), Escafeld Chorale (Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs) and Sheffield Oratorio Chorus (Kodaly's Missa Brevis, Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb and songs from Mendelssohn's Elijah) in addition to numerous performances as a recitalist this year. Timothy was awarded the University of Sheffield's Julian Payne Recital Prize for obtaining highest marks in first year performance.
As a choral conductor, Timothy directs numerous choirs in Sheffield including the University's Staff Choir, Octogenesis, the Sheffield Outreach Choir and Sheffield Cathedral's Young Voices. Timothy was also the Associate Conductor for the University's Chamber Choir. As Animateur for the English Touring Opera's Sheffield production of the Bach B Minor Mass in November, he will be directing most of the chorus rehearsals.
Timothy also composes and has had three commissions this year from Sheffield Cathedral and the University's Chamber Choir. Timothy frequently arranges music for his youth and welfare choirs, often prompted by the members' requests for more pop songs.
Other interests include trombone performance, jazz piano performance and sampling real ale. Life Aquatic Band, in which Timothy plays trombone, piano and backing vocals, has recently been signed by English Rain Records and are releasing their second EP in September 2017.