Sheffield Street Choirs Festival

7th – 9th June 2024


Street Choirs Festival is an annual event in which choirs from across the UK and beyond meet and sing together in support of peace, human rights and climate and social justice.

The festival first originated from a street bands festival held in Sheffield in 1984 and we’re delighted to be bringing the 2024 festival back to the Outdoor City for its 40th anniversary. The festival will take place on 7th – 9th June 2024 and will be based at The Octagon Centre at the University of Sheffield.

Street Choirs Festival 7th – 9th June 2024

Three Sheffield choirs (Carfield Community Choir, Out Aloud and Sheffield Socialist Choir) are working together to organise the festival and are looking forward to welcoming singers to our vibrant city which has a rich musical, political and cultural history and a proud heritage as the UK’s first City of Sanctuary.

Carfield Community Choir

CCC is a friendly local choir based in south-west Sheffield which welcomes all who enjoy singing in harmony, for themselves and for their community. They sing thoughtful songs and lively songs, from across the world and the ages, to both celebrate and lament together. Through their shared creation of something beautiful and uplifting, members say the choir gives them a lovely sense of achievement, belonging and well-being.

Sheffield Socialist Choir

SSC is a political choir based in Sheffield. They sing for freedom, justice and peace around the world. They sing in support of campaigns in harmony with this vision at demonstrations, political events, concerts and on the streets!

Out Aloud Choir

Out Aloud is Sheffield’s LGBT+ Choir
We have been singing together since 2006, when 23 of us met for the first time, and our choir family has since grown to over 70 voices. We have a strong bond with this festival and one of our first ever performances was at Street Choirs in Brighton in 2008 where we really felt the warmth and solidarity of this singing community. So after a break of a few years, we are delighted to be back at Street Choirs as co-hosts, welcoming you to our home town.

2024 will be the 40th anniversary of the Street Choirs Festival and it is very fitting to ‘bring it home’ to Sheffield for the occasion. 

Sheffield has successfully hosted the festival in 1984, 1992 and 2010 and we are excited to be doing so again in 2024. We are hoping to showcase the talent, warmth and friendliness of our city.