Our bicentenary season started on Sunday 15th October 2017 with our newly commissioned oratorio telling the dramatic biblical story of the life of John the Baptist (patron saint of Halifax):
The Holy Face
by Yorkshire composer Philip Wilby, with text from biblical sources by Neville Boundy. This is an oratorio in the English tradition, with four soloists and a fulsome accompaniment. More details (preface from the vocal score).
Mendelssohn’s Psalm 114 (When Israel out of Egypt came); Dedicated to the Society by the composer in 1839.
Bruckner’s Te Deum Laudamus.
The Society was joined by Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Yorkshire Youth Choir, and the North of England Classical Orchestra.