Music at St John's

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WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR OUR WAITING LIST TO JOIN THE
BOY CHORISTERS AND GIRL CHORISTERS AGED 5 TO 13
AS WELL AS
BOY AND GIRL CHORAL SCHOLARS AGED 13 TO 18

Please click HERE for further information
or contact the Music Office
by telephone: 0114 299 3160 (Please leave us a message!)
or by email: music@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk

St John’s Church, Ranmoor has one of the most extensive, vibrant and comprehensive church-based music programmes in the UK combining both liturgical and secular music to create an all-encompassing and unique experience that appeals to all that continues to build on an outstanding legacy. Our congregation describes music at St John’s as “magnificent” and “inspiring”.

Generally considered a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture, grandiose yet still intimate and with a fabulous acoustic perfect for music making, St John’s has had a thriving choral and music tradition that has been renowned since the church’s consecration in 1879. Today it remains one of the last non-cathedral musical foundations to offer music on an almost daily basis.

Functioning at the highest echelons of musical excellency, the choral foundation – consisting of the Boy Choristers, Girl Choristers, Choral Scholars, Consort, Songmen, St John’s Singers, Schola Cantorum, and the Occasional Singers – maintains the daily round of liturgies and special services, concerts and events, recordings, broadcasts and tours led by a management team of five professional musicians, assisted by an organ scholar and multiple support members.

In association with the annually-appointed Composer-in-Residence (who further complements the liturgical and secular artistic and musical experiences that St John’s has to offer) and in conjunction with the Orchestra-in-Residence (the Sheffield Festival Orchestra) as well as partnerships with other professional instrumental ensembles, there is a year-long series of concerts and events incorporated in the Ranmoor Arts Series including intimate chamber ensembles, brass bands, orchestral masses, jazz concerts, choral events by candlelight, organ masterworks and gala events with massed choirs and orchestra with international soloists as well as a full programme of events at Christmas and Easter for the whole family and to further enrich the cultural life of Sheffield and the wider area.

Please click here: Choral Services, Concerts & Events 2018-2019 Booklet to download the day-by-day guide to choral services, concerts and events.

The Music Office may be contacted on:

E-mail – music@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk
Telephone – 0114 299 3160 (Messages only)