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.

If you are interested, complete the form on this page to receive more information, or contact the Administrator

Welcome to Halifax Choral Society

News — 2016

The Society’s Summer Prom Concert, 11th June:

Full details on the Concerts Page.


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 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!

More details of the 2015-2016 Season on the Concerts page


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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