Wednesday 21 September 2022

A new anthem by Malcolm Archer for Steel City Choristers celebrating the transcendent quality of music and its power to change lives

Steel City Choristers
Steel City Choristers

The composer Malcolm Archer has written a new piece for Sheffield's Steel City Choristers which reflects the choir's belief in the transcendent quality of music and its power to change lives, which drives their work to share the joys of choral music more widely around Sheffield. Archer's anthem When in our Music God is Glorified, a setting of a poem by Methodist minister and hymnodist Fred Pratt Green (1903-2000), will be premiered at a concert at which Steel City Choristers will be singing alongside the Sheffield Horn Quartet at St Andrew's church Psalter Lane Sheffield on Thursday 10 November 2022 as part of the St Andrew's Music Festival.

Following the premiere, Steel City Choristers will perform the piece to many of the churches around Sheffield for whom they sing Evensong and other choral services. Churches they will be singing for this term include Holy Trinity Church Millhouses, Christ Church Dore, Highfield Trinity Church, Beauchief Abbey and Mount Tabor Church Parson Cross.

Steel City Choristers is a choir of children and adults founded following the unexpected closure of Sheffield Cathedral Choir in July 2020. Members of the former cathedral choir were committed to continuing to sing together and to keeping choral music alive in the city. Out of the strength of their community came the vision to establish Steel City Choristers as a choir that sings to the standard associated with our country’s cathedrals, but which does so out and about around the city. 

Full details from the choir's website.

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