Come and Sing Haydn’s Creation

Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus & Darius Batiwalla
Group type: Choruses
  • Saturday 4 May
    10.00am - 6.00pm
Ticket typeCost
Visiting singer£20
Audience at 5pmfree

A chance to sing this great work with South Yorkshire's foremost chorus

This Come and Sing event is a new venture for the Chorus and a super chance for people who love singing to rehearse and perform a popular choral work with South Yorkshire’s foremost mixed voice large choir.

You will spend the day rehearsing Parts 1 and 2 of Haydn's marvellous Creation in the lovely Upper Chapel on Norfolk Street, alongside the City Hall's Resident Chorus, conducted by the choir's Music Director Darius Battiwalla. Darius has conducted choral performances with leading orchestras including the Halle, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata, and he has prepared the Chorus for appearances at the Proms and for recordings with the BBC Philharmonic for Chandos. He has worked regularly as guest chorusmaster or conductor with many other choirs including the Northern Sinfonia Chorus, Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Huddersfield Choral Society, CBSO chorus and Netherlands Radio Choir. Darius is Leeds City Organist and has appeared as organ soloist with the Halle, London Philharmonic Orchestras and the BBC Philharmonic, and he gives regular chamber concerts with members of the Manchester orchestras on piano and harpsichord. He is a friendly conductor, encouragingly supportive and challenging in equal measure.

The day will start at 10.00 with registration. The rehearsal will start at 10.30am, and run to 12.30 with a break for tea or coffee and cake (included in the admission price). Bring your own lunch or use one of the many great eating places in the city centre. We’ll re-commence at 2pm and rehearse until 4pm, when there’ll be a longer break until the performance for family and friends at 5pm; this should finish around 6pm.

Information about joining the Chorus will be available on the day; see

Tickets for visiting singers cost just £20 including score and refreshments; you are strongly advised to book in advance. Tickets for the performance are FREE, but audience numbers will be limited and tickets are required. Tickets available online (with a booking fee for paid tickets) or from Chorus members (no booking fee).


  • Franz Joseph Haydn: Creation

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