• Sunday 19 March, 2023
    7.00 – 9.30pm
Ticket typeCost
General (+fees)£16

The Finale of the Classical Sheffield Weekend 2023

“It is a bold piece, of extremely powerful construction. The final climax is colossal” - Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Huge forces unite in the Steel City in March 2023 to adventure into the electrifying world of Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony. A work that contemplates the meaning of life and death through a blaze of transcendence that will shake the roof of the Oval Hall, this symphony offers the ultimate concert experience.

Performed by over 300 Sheffield musicians, including two award-winning soloists, Anna Harvey and Ella Taylor, the event will be a unique Sheffield spectacle. For the first time in history the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallam Sinfonia, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, and Hallam Choral Society are combining forces for one night only.

Led by conductor George Morton, let us take you on a whirlwind adventure of music that could quite literally change your life.

Join us for a pre-concert talk with BBC's Trisha Cooper, Alex Burns and George Nicholson at 6pm.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the Gustav Mahler Society (UK) for the presentation of this concert.

To learn more about the fascinating life and music of Gustav Mahler and to enjoy study days, social events and recitals which are held throughout the year, enquire about membership at:




Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallam Sinfonia, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Hallam Choral Society, George Morton (conductor), Ella Taylor (Soprano), Anna Harvey (Mezzo Soprano), Darius Battiwalla (organ) and Richard Laing (Assistant Conductor)


  • Winner of the Stella Jockel Young Composer Competition: World Premiere (5')
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