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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

HCS Welfare Fund Coffee Morning - Fartown Trinity Methodist Church - 10am until 12 noon

Saturday 27 September 2014

Mendelssohn St Paul - Huddersfield Town Hall - 7.00pm PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START

Friday 31 October 2014

Songs of Praise recording with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - Manchester

Sunday 9 November 2014

Christmas Concert - Huddersfield Town Hall - 7.30pm

Friday 12 December 2014

Handel Messiah (Subscribers) - Huddersfield Town Hall - 7.15pm

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Handel Messiah (Public) - Huddersfield Town Hall - 7.15pm

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Statement concerning the position of The Huddersfield Choral Society's Chorus Master

The Huddersfield Choral Society has today suspended its Chorus Master, Joseph Cullen following his appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday during which he was charged with two counts of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour.

The Officers of The Choral Society have taken immediate steps to suspend Mr Cullen to protect the interests of The Society and its members pending the legal outcome of the allegations.

The Society is not aware of any instances of misconduct during Mr Cullen's association with the Choir and as such, has nothing more to add at this stage but will update this statement as soon as the outcome of the case is known or if anything material occurs in the meantime.

Preparations for The Society's next concert on October 31st, along with all other musical matters, will continue without interruption.

September 10, 2014


Founded in 1836, Huddersfield Choral Society has an international reputation as the UK's leading choral society, producing a unique and thrilling full-bodied ‘Huddersfield Sound’ from over 200 voices. The repertoire includes both oratorio and religious music, contemporary and commissioned works.  The Society's busy schedule is centred on its own subscription concert season in Huddersfield Town Hall, including of course annual performances of Messiah. The choir also visits other major concert halls in the UK and abroad, regularly broadcasts for BBC radio and television, and has a long history of pioneering recordings.

"We strive to uphold and continually renew a proud tradition of choral singing"

Our professional colleagues are Music Director Martyn Brabbins, Deputy Chorus Master Darius Battiwalla. Rehearsal accompanist is Daniel Gordon and deputy accompanist Malcolm Hinchliffe.  Our agent is Patrick Garvey Management.  Susan Wilkinson directs our Junior Choirs.

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Our recent performances include:

Poulenc - Gloria Orchestra of Opera North, Tecwyn Evans

Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony Orchestra of Opera North, Tecwyn Evans

Handel - Israel in Egypt Royal Northern Sinfonia, Jane Glover 

Shostakovich - Symphony no.13 (Babi Yar) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

Holst - Planets London Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Renes

Vaughan Williams - Five Mystical Songs Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Orchestra of Opera North, Christopher Seaman

Verdi - Four Sacred Pieces Orchestra of Opera North, Christopher Seaman

Stanford - Stabat Mater Orchestra of Opera North, Christopher Seaman

Britten - War Requiem Castilla y Leon Symphony Orchestra, Jesus Lopez Cobos

Berlioz - Grande Messe des Mortes BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thierry Fischer

(For our full list of performances click here)

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 Spring 2014 Newsletter available here

 
 
 

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