The world's oldest choral society. Making music continuously since 1817

Welcome to Halifax Choral Society

News — 2017/8 bicentenary season

Our bicentenary season will start with our newly commissioned oratorio on the life of John the Baptist (patron saint of Halifax), The Holy Face, by Philip Wilby, on Sunday, October 15th 2017. In 2018 it will be Haydn’s Creation (the very first work performed by the Society, on 9th February 1818).

At the end of 2018 we will present our 200th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah.

Make a diary note and pop back for ticket details and updates!


Its members may be amateurs from many walks of life but they pride themselves on professional singing.

Throughout its long history, the Choir has performed almost every major choral work in the repertoire.

The Halifax Choral Society has always aimed high and has traditionally performed with first-rate orchestras, soloists and conductors.

Looking through the annals of the Society is to turn back the pages of musical history of the past two centuries.

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