Summer Prom 2017
There will be no Summer Prom this year as we are preparing for and recording our commission for the bi-centenary of the Society in 2018, the brand-new oratorio The Holy Face (see below).
2017-2018 Bicentenary Season
Our bicentenary season will start 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; text from biblical sources by Neville Boundy. This is an oratorio in the English tradition, with four soloists and a fulsome accompaniment.
Sunday, 15 October 2017
The 199th annual
Sunday 26th November 2017, 6.30pm at the Victoria Theatre
Carols & Brass
with Black Dyke Band
Wednesday (or Thursday) 6th December 2017 in the Victoria Theatre
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.