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

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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 — 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 tickets on-line or box office telephone 01422 351158; Snape tickets online or by phone on 01728 687110.

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 www.calderdale.gov.uk/victoria


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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