Sunday, 19 March at 4.00 pm in the Victoria Theatre AND
Saturday 29th April at 7.30 pm at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk:
A richly dramatic oratorio, first performed by HCS in 1846
with Ipswich Choral Society
(and the North of England Classical Orchestra in Halifax, the Kingfisher Sinfonietta in Aldeburgh)
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:
March 24th 2018
At the end of 2018 we will present our 200th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah.