'Being Human' - A selection of Kate Rusby songs arranged for mass choir

Sheffield Music Makers, Sheffield University Singers' Society & Singing In...
Group types: Chamber choirs, Choruses
  • Sunday 19 March
    2.15 – 3.00pm
Ticket typeCost
All (inc booking fee)£5.50

As part of the Classical Sheffield Weekend 2023

Being Human is a collection of ten songs by Kate Rusby and arranged for choir, piano, violin and flute by Kate Shipway. Members from fantastic Sheffield based choirs; The Sheffield Music Makers, SingSoc and Singing In... Grenoside, will come together for the very first time to perform this exciting premier of new work.

The selected songs cover a range of subjects that delve into what it is to be human. 'Awkward Annie' is a quirky but poignant song about unrequited love; 'We Will Sing' is full of the joys of spring and singing; we explore grief in 'Who Will Sing Me Lullabies'; sing of love, friendship and support
in 'Until Morning and Walk the Road'; and of being a hero (and the joys of Yorkshire Tea!) in 'Big Brave Bill.'

Kate Rusby is a widely-celebrated local folk singer/songwriter from Barnsley. 2022 marks 30 years of Kate touring as a professional folk singer with a back catalogue of over 20 albums and collaborations.

These unique arrangements have been commissioned by Classical Sheffield for the 2023 festival weekend, with a view to creating an accessible and relevant choral work celebrating the output of Kate Rusby.

The arrangements have been made by Kate Shipway; a conductor, music teacher, composer and arranger living in Sheffield. Kate specialises in getting people from all walks of life to come together to sing and make music.


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