Christmas has come very early indeed for one Sheffield singing group.
Sheffield Harmony is already deep in rehearsals to perfect its next Christmas repertoire – well over ten months ahead of the big day.
The group, which rehearses weekly at High Storrs School, is now in the process of recording its first Christmas CD, which will contain favourites such as Santa Baby alongside traditional carols like Silent Night.
Barry Clinton, musical director of the 60-strong women’s choir, said: “We had such a positive response to our Christmas performances this year across the city, whether we were singing at Christmas markets or at Sheffield railway station, we are confident that the CD will be well received.”
The CD, which is being recorded at Hillsborough Trinity Methodist Church, will be launched to coincide with Sheffield Harmony’s 2014 Christmas concert and performance schedule.
Sheffield Harmony was formed 35 years ago and still has some of its founder members, including Win Topham – who is still a very active chorus member at 90 years old. The youngest member is 11-year-old Amy Coan.
The chorus, which competes nationally in the barbershop field, meets each Monday evening from 7.30pm. From March it is welcoming prospective members to come along on the first Monday of each month.