Music has always played an important role in the life of St John’s Church, Ranmoor, Sheffield. We continue to have a thriving programme of choral services and events which is renowned throughout the North of England and further afield. This is led by our professional Organist and Director of Music, assisted by the Assistant Director of Music, our annually appointed Organ Scholar and a range of other staff and volunteers.
Central to music at St John’s is our separate choirs of boy and girl choristers, freely offering children and young people from across the city and surrounding areas the highest standards of musical education. We are the only parish church in Sheffield which retains a choir of boys. The Director of Music is pleased to hear from the parents of prospective boy or girl choristers at any time of the year.
The alto, tenor and bass parts are provided by volunteer Songmen and Choral Scholars who will usually be studying at Sheffield University or Sheffield Hallam University. On occasions, we also offer Choral Scholarships to sixth form or ‘gap year’ students. The choirs contribute to a range of Sunday morning services and Choral Evensong is usually offered three times a week during term time.
Additionally, there is an adult, mixed voiced Chamber Choir which performs a wide repertoire to a high standard. The Occasional Singers and Quavers for babies, toddlers and parents completes the range of regular singing opportunities available to all age groups.
All are welcome to attend our choral services, regular organ recitals and other events. Please contact Ian Roberts for more information about singing with any of our choirs.
For the latest Services and Music List, please click here.