We meet in each other`s houses on alternate Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. and sing, with keyboard help where needed, unaccompanied songs of four or more voice-parts, mainly songs of the 19th and 20th centuries.
6 visits are arranged each year to performances of serious music not available in Sheffield.
Travel is by coach to venues such as The Symphony Hall Birmingham, and the Bridgewater Hall Manchester, also to Leicester, Leeds, Buxton, Nottingham, all within a day's travel.
We go to classical concerts including music from C1700 - 2000, solo and instrumental, full orchestra and choral works.
An inclusive charge is made for travel, driver's gratuity and concert ticket. Any member of Sheffield U3A may apply.
Equipment required, Practice Pads and drum sticks/aprox.£15-00
The group is organised to introduce people with no experience
of drumming, but with a desire to learn about the art of percussion,into a situation where they can learn to drum.Starting with some basic rudiments on a practice pad they will hopefully progress to a snare drum and then on to a percussion ensemble to perform in public. In the meantime the idea is to have some fun drumming along to music and developing a feel for the ''groove''.
This group will share our own knowledge and experience of Jazz, and related types of music, and help each other to develop our own knowledge using any recorded medium available. The group is located in S10 at my home in Lodge Moor where we can play virtually any form of recording from audio tapes, through gramophone records (excepting 78s), Video Tapes, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray disks as well as YouTube, which we make extensive use of. We meet every second Tuesday of the month. At present we are going through Jazz recordings of each year and are about to enter the 1950’s. We have a very good range of jazz recordings and reference books as background information. Easy access.
Listening to a wide variety of classical music, some familar, some much less so. We aim to broaden people's awareness of the rich variety of music; its history; the context in which works were written (composer's life, life events, changes in musical style/fashion etc.).
The group meets fortnightly on Fridays at 2pm.
At present we meet at The Ale House, Fraser Road, off Archer Road, Millhouses/Woodseats area.
It is really a get together group rather than a teaching group, so it is good if you can already play a few chords. We tend to work through a songbook and singing is welcome and enjoyable though not obligatory!!
VINTAGE VOICES (was Performance Choir)
We are a friendly and relaxed group of mixed ability singers who meet to enjoy a good sing each week on
Monday mornings from 10.15 am to 12.15 pm in room 40 at the Victoria Halls.
Our repertoire is extremely varied ~ Henry VIII to Beatles, madrigals to musicals, folk songs to spirituals.
We perform to anyone who wants to listen, notably friendship groups round the City.