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

Welcome to Halifax Choral Society

News — 2017/8 bicentenary season

Halifax Choral Society (200 years -- 1817-2017); SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017, 7.30pm; BICENTENARY CELEBRATION, Conducted by John Pryce-Jones. Philip Wilby’s new oratorio THE HOLY FACE; Mendelssohn’s Psalm 114 (WHEN ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT CAME); Bruckner’s TE DEUM LAUDAMUS. HCS is joined by Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus & Yorkshire Youth Choir, North of England Classical Orchestra. Victoria Theatre Halifax; Tickets: £12 to £24 from Box Office or www.calderdale.gov.uk/victoria

200 YEARS! Halifax Choral Society, 1817-2017. Conductor JOHN PRYCE-JONES. Sunday, 26 November, 6.30pm: G F HANDEL -- Messiah, Using the acclaimed version by Dr Denis Wright for brass band and organ, with the virtuoso BLACK DYKE BAND Wednesday, 6 December, 7.30pm: Carols & Brass -- An evening of music, fun and laughter, with the world-famous BLACK DYKE BAND, Conductor: Nicholas Childs; Victoria Theatre Halifax Tickets: £12 to £24; Box Office 01422 351158 www.calderdale.gov.uk/victoria

See our Concerts Page for more details!

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.

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

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