Welcome to Halifax Choral Society
News — 2017
We shall be singing Elijah with Ipswich Choral Society and the North of England Classical Orchestra in Halifax on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 4pm in the Victoria Theatre, and then at Snape Maltings, again with Ipswich Choral Society, on Saturday April 29th, at 7.15pm. Halifax ticket details here; Snape tickets online or by phone on 01728 687110.
Here is an article from the Halifax Courier (opens in a new window) which was published on the occasion of the Society’s last performance of Elijah.
The Society has a new blog page, a bit more informal than this official site.
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 October 21st 2017. On March 24th 2018 it will be Haydn’s Creation (the very first work performed by the Society, on 9th February 1818), with The Hanover Band.
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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