Sounds of the City is a new monthly concert series at St Matthew’s Carver Street in the heart of Sheffield City Centre.

Our vision is to bring together the communities of our city and parish through music, spirituality, the needs of social isolation and education.

Held on the last Saturday of the month in the late morning, the concerts will be 45 minutes long and there will be coffee and pastries available upon arrival. The musicians are local; we want to give them the chance to perform in a comfortable, relaxed setting. We want to give audiences a short performance of high-quality music in a still space away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Join us for a socially-distanced performance by the Steel City Clerks, members of the former choir at Sheffield Cathedral on Saturday 24 October at 11.30am.

The Steel City Choristers are taking Anglican choral music beyond the doors of the cathedral out into the city of Sheffield to reach wider and more diverse communities. The new choir continues inclusivity at its core and seek out new and exciting locations to sing. It will share its music with a range of congregations to enrich the worship of churches in every corner of the city.

The music list for this performance will be:
Orlando de Lassus (1532 – 1594) Susanne un jour
Orlando de Lassus (1532 – 1594) Missa super Susanne un jour
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525 – 1594) Magnificat primi toni

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, we had two successful concerts from Lucy Philips & Jonny Ingall and Sheffield Lydian Singers and had programmed the rest of 2020. These concerts will be rescheduled in 2021.

For more information, please visit the Sounds of the City Facebook page: or follow us on Twitter