2012 Programme

Here is the 2012 programme along with some handy links to the artists own webpages. Ticket pricing for each individual event is displayed next to the title and remember tickets for those under 17 years are just £1. A full brochure for the 2012 festival can be downloaded by clicking here. A full programme for the 2012 festival can be downloaded by clicking here.

Please note all concerts start at 7.30pm with doors opening at 6.45pm.

Saturday 23rd June 2012 – £10
The first night of the Festival has usually featured local music groups and we welcome the return of Sheffield City Opera. “A Night at the Opera” will include excerpts from opera and operetta presented by the soloists and chorus of this excellent Sheffield based opera company.

Sunday 24th June 2012 – free
Choral Evensong – Preacher: Rev’d Dr Ian Wallis, Vicar of St Mark’s Church, Broomhill, Sheffield.

Monday 25th June 2012 – £15
Tom Davey
, cor anglais player with the Hallé Orchestra, returns to direct the ever-popular Meirion Ensemble.

Tuesday 26th June 2012 – £12
The musicianship and elegance of the four award-winning harpists from 4 Girls 4 Harps has captivated audiences around the world. We look forward to the inaugural visit of these talented young ladies who are joined by Sheffield’s Ella Taylor, the 2010 BBC Chorister of the Year.

Wednesday 27th June 2012 – £18
From the Royal Albert Hall to Bradfield, our guest recitalist for this evening has arrived! He was the youngest ever finalist in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year competition; he was the youngest ever recitalist to appear at the First Night of the Proms, and our youngest professional recitalist to appear at Bradfield. We welcome Benjamin Grosvenor as our headline artist in 2012.

Thursday 28th June 2012 – £15
John Lenehan
returns to Bradfield, not as a soloist but as a member of the London Soloists Ensemble. John is joined by Lorraine McAslan (violin), Karine Georgian (cello) and Anthony Pike (clarinet) and in the concert they will feature two works by John Ireland, who died in 1962 and whose highly individual, consummately crafted and attractive music is at last receiving the attention it deserves.

Friday 29th June 2012 – £12
The Band of the RAF Regiment 10-piece Brass Ensemble is a long established ensemble which combines a versatility of repertoire to suit any occasion. The band plays by permission of the Air Force Board of the Defence Council.

Saturday 30th June 2012 – £15
The Festival would not be complete without Bob Traynor and friends in the Gilbert & Sullivan evening. As 2012 is the Queen’s Diamond Jubiliee, and the year in which the UK hosts the Olympic Games, Bob will be conjuring up a patriotic theme for next year’s performance.