Celebration of singing

The 34th David Clover Festival of Singing takes place this weekend.

More than 30 entrants drawn from Sheffield and further afield will perform in different classes embracing British Songs, Oratorio or Sacred Songs, Opera, Songs from the Shows and Recitals.

Organised by the City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir, the competitive festival and celebration of singing was set up in in 1980 in memory of their founder, David Clover, music advisor to the city’s Education Department.

Adjudicator this year is Marilynne Davies, former head of the School of Performance at the College of Ripon and York St John, who has conducted choirs for BBC and ITV and has sung with professional orchestras.

There are sessions at the Dore and Totley United Reformed Church on Friday, 6.30pm ,and Saturday, 10am, 1.45pm and 6pm and at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, on Sunday, 9.45am and 1.45pm with the Festival Finale at 6.45pm. Tickets are £4/ £2 per session and £10/ £5 for the Finale.