Classical Sheffield announces 2019 festival


Classical Sheffield has announced details of the third edition of its Classical Weekend festival, which takes place next year from 8 to 10 March.

More than 50 of the city’s groups and performers will host a variety of performances and workshops across the weekend, with many of the performances being free.

Venues include the Winter Gardens, Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield City Hall and Kelham Island and Industrial Museum.

The festival’s programming will centre around three themes: Women in Music, to celebrate International Women’s Day which falls on the same weekend; Future Makers, in homage to the city’s young musicians; and Beyond Borders, which celebrates classical’s fusion with other art forms.

Producer Stewart Campbell said: ‘We’re proud that in 2017, 20 percent of our audiences had never attended a classical concert before. The charity has come a long way in proving that classical music really can offer something for everyone, and 2019 promises to bring more extraordinary talent from our city to more settings and in lots of creative ways.’

Tickets for the festival go on sale in November. For more information, visit