Classical Weekend Finale

Hallam Sinfonia, Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Hallam Choral Society

Sunday 19 March 2023, 19:00 PM



Sunday, 19 March 2023




£16 General Admission (plus fees); Free of Charge for under 18s (includes fees)

Approx. running times:

Pre concert talk: 6pm
Part One: 7pm
Interval: 7:35pm
Part 2: 7:45pm

Curfew: 10pm
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Hallam Sinfonia, Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra

Grand Finale - Classical Weekend 2023

Oval Hall | Sheffield City Hall

“It is a bold piece, of extremely powerful construction.  The final climax is colossal” - Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)


Huge forces unite in the Steel City in March 2023 to adventure into the electrifying world of Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony.  A work that contemplates the meaning of life and  death through a blaze of transcendence that will shake the roof of the Oval Hall, this symphony offers the ultimate concert experience.


Performed by over 300 Sheffield musicians, including two award-winning soloists, Anna Harvey and Ella Taylor, the event will be a unique Sheffield spectacle.  For the first time in history the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallam Sinfonia, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, and Hallam Choral Society are combining forces for one night only. 


Led by conductor George Morton, let us take you on a whirlwind adventure of music that could quite literally change your life.

Pre-Concert Talk - 6pm with Trisha Cooper

Concert - 7pm


Winners of the Stella Jockel Young Composer Competition (10) - World Premières

BIRCH Sheffield Nocturne (c. 5) - World Première

THOMAS Sheffield Nocturne (c. 5) - World Première


MAHLER Symphony No. 2 (The Resurrection) (c.80-90)



George Morton conductor

Ella Taylor soprano

Anna Harvey mezzo-soprano

Read more about the Stella Jockel Young Composer Competition at