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

Fancy Singing With HCS?

Rehearsals are on Mondays and take place between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Carlton United Reformed Church, Halifax. HX1 2AD.

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Welcome to Halifax Choral Society

News — 2016

The Society’s Christmas Concerts,
27th November and 1st December:

Conductor JOHN PRYCE-JONES; SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER 6.30pm: Halleluiah! The HCS' celebrated 198th annual performance of HANDEL'S MESSIAH; NORTH OF ENGLAND CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA and four superb soloists. THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER 7.30pm: By popular acclaim – the annual seasonal treat of music and fun – CAROLS & BRASS with the world-famous BLACK DYKE BAND, Conductor: Nicholas Childs. Victoria Theatre Halifax; Box Office 01422 351158; Tickets: £8 to £22 + £1 theatre support fee;



Halifax Choral Society Conductor JOHN PRYCE-JONES SUNDAY 19 MARCH 4.00 pm MENDELSSOHN'S ELIJAHA richly dramatic oratorio, first performed by HCS in 1846 with IPSWICH CHORAL SOCIETY and the NORTH OF ENGLAND CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA Victoria Theatre Halifax Tickets: £11 to £23 Box Office 01422 351158

The Society has a new blog page, a bit more informal than this official site.

News — 2017/8 bicentenary season

… and pre- and post- events!

We shall be singing Elijah in Halifax on Sunday 19th March, and then at the Snape Maltings with Ipswich Choral Society on Saturday April 29th 2017.

Our bicentenary season proper 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. On March 24th 2018 it will be Haydn’s Creation (the first work performed by HCS, 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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