Sheffield singers warming up their operatic notes for Diamond Jubilation show

Pictured are some members of Sheffield City Opera in rehearsal at Wesley Hall,Crookes,for their 'Diamond Jubilee' concert at the Civic Theatre in Rotherham on June 9th
Pictured are some members of Sheffield City Opera in rehearsal at Wesley Hall,Crookes,for their 'Diamond Jubilee' concert at the Civic Theatre in Rotherham on June 9th
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MUSIC-LOVERS will be taken on a voyage back in time - with stirring music to bring a lump to the throat - to celebrate 60 years since the Queen came to the throne.

The singers of Sheffield City Opera, which is celebrating its 12th year, will take to the stage at Rotherham’s Civic Theatre this weekend in a special performance to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

The society’s talented tenors and skilled sopranos have been perfecting their vocal skills ahead of the celebratory event.

The Diamond Jubilation event is at 7.15pm this Saturday, June 9.

The set list promises to provide audiences with coronation anthems, comic numbers and toe-tapping tunes.

Melodies include Handel’s Coronation anthem Zadok the Priest and Long Live Elizabeth from Edward German’s Merrie England.

All the music has been chosen to reflect the variety of music which has been made in the years during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign began in 1952.

The crowning moment for audience participation looks set to come in the form of rousing sing-a-long versions of Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, and I Vow to Thee My Country, which it is hoped will spur a sense of patriotic pride.

Tickets for the concert cost between £8 and £10.

For more information call 0114 269 4958.

Meanwhile Sheffield Oratio Chorus is performing a concert for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Sheffield Cathedral, from 7.30pm on June 16.