Who we are

Sheffield Socialist Choir has been singing for 25 years - for freedom, justice and peace around the world. We are not affiliated to any political party but sing in support of campaigns in harmony with our vision, for a society which cares about such issues as asylum-seekers, the NHS, the welfare state, climate change, and freedom for Palestine.
Do you love to sing – or want to give it a try? Do you want to give your support to causes that you care about? You are most welcome to join us

Our autumn term 2015 included performances at Cast Theatre in Doncaster to support the play 'Nine Lives' about the search for sanctuary in the UK, and at a Sheffield Trades Council 'Evening of Socialist Music'; street singing at the Tory Party Conference in Manchester, and with Sheffield Climate Alliance in the run-up to the Paris talks; plus a flashmob outside the Sports Direct store in Chesterfield against abusive employment practices in its nearby distribution centre.

Fond Memories of Joan Crookes

The term ended on an extremely sad note for the choir when Joan Crookes, one of our longest-standing members passed away in December. Joan was a warm, caring woman with a strong sense of justice and fairness and a steely determination to stand up for what was right. She will be sadly missed by all of usSummer Term Dates: 7:30 - 9:30pm at St Mary's Church First session : Thursday April 7th. Half term (no choir) : Thursday June 2 Last session : Thursday July 14th Sheffield Socialist Choir does not meet during the summer. Choir will begin again early in September . Many choir members and friends sang Joan’s favourite songs at her funeral to celebrate her life and honour the memory of someone who made the world a better place for all who knew her.


We meet on Thursdays 19.30-21.30 at St Mary’s Church on Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ

Term Dates 2016:
7th April – Term starts
2 June – Half term break
14 July – Final choir practice of the term
Our activities for this term are now well underway. The choir will not meet over the summer and will start again early in September Contact us for information about when we are street singing in support of the NHS. We'd love you to join us

Upcoming gigs:
Sunday May 1st 2pm International Workers Day Celebration in Barnsley

Join us to celebrate International Workers Day at the Polish Social Centre Blackburn Lane Barnsley, S75 2BA. We are the opening act for an afternoon of music organised by The Hurriers with at least 12 acts on two separate stages.

Monday May 2 International Workers Day Celebration in Chesterfield

Join us to celebrate International Workers Day in the Market Square, Chesterfield. We will close the rally from the platform around midday then sing in the Market Hall while refreshments are served. There will be free music all afternoon
Thursday June 2 7:30 at The Crucible Theatre Sheffield

Members of the Sheffield Socialist Choir along with other singers under the direction of Janet Wood, our Musical Director, will be singing as part of an evening of radical songs and poetry in a Poetry Army production, Poetry can F*** Off.
June 24 - June 26 Street Choirs Festival, Leicester

Along with many other community and political choirs we will be in Leicester for the annual Street Choirs Festival, busking around the city and performing in a concert. click here

Joe Hill Workshop:

Date: 12th March 2016 10.30am - 16.30pm
Venue: St Andrew's, URC Upper Hanover St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RQ

The workshop held in March was a great success. We will be continuing to celebrate his life and works in our upcoming performances .
Joe Hill was a political activist, song-writer of the American labour movement and a key member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or The Wobblies) in the early twentieth century. A tireless fighter for workers' rights, his songs have inspired and supported the struggles of working people across the world. If you'd like copies of the music we learned at the workshop contact us

 

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