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.
HCS was joined by Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Yorkshire Youth Choir, and the North of England Classical Orchestra.