Express your interest in joining the chorus of ‘The Monster in the Maze’

22 Feb 2024

King Minos has a labyrinth in his palace. Inside there lurks a Minotaur. This monster, half-man and half-bull, feeds on human flesh. Minos decrees that the Athenians should provide a supply of young people to be sacrificed. The hero Theseus steps in, determined to enter the maze and take on the monster at its heart…

We are seeking singers to be part of Jonathan Dove’s ‘The Monster in the Maze’ which receives its Sheffield premiere on the iconic Crucible stage in four performances on 1st and 2nd November 2024. Our most ambitious project to date, this will be Music in the Round at its best: a bold collaboration, forged in the crucible of creativity that is our City of Makers. And we want you to be part of it. Please register your interest here.

Rehearsals will start late Summer 2024 and usually fall on Sunday afternoons. Rehearsals will also take place in the evenings of the week leading up to the performances on 1st and 2nd November. Music and rehearsal tracks will be provided.

Commissioned and first performed in 2015 by the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle, it was praised by the Financial Times as “an exhilarating, visceral take on the ancient Greek myth”. This is an amazing opportunity for people of all ages to come together and perform alongside our professional resident artists and guest soloists, highlighting the best of music-making in Sheffield. Whether you sing regularly with a choir, or would like to try singing in a large group for the first time, we want to hear from you.

This is an epic story: millennia in the making and a fitting celebration for our 40th anniversary year! Be part of it, by signing up below.

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