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


2017-2018 Bicentenary Season

The Society’s 199th annual


G F Handel

Conducted by John Pryce-Jones, we will use the acclaimed arrangement by Dr Denis Wright for choir and brass (the world-famous Black Dyke Band).

Elin Pritchard (soprano), Penelope Cousland (alto), Aled Hall (tenor), Sam Carl (bass)

Sunday 26th November 2017, 6.30pm in the Victoria Theatre

Carols & Brass

with Black Dyke BandRastrick High School Chamber Choir, and percussionist Harry Lewis

Wednesday 6th December 2017, 7.30pm in the Victoria Theatre

The very first work performed by the Society, on 9th February 1818:



Sunday 15 April 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in the Victoria Theatre

Tickets for all the above: £12 to £24; Victoria Theatre Box Office 01422 351158; website

At the end of 2018 we will present our 200th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah.