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We're back on Songs of Praise on December 28, 2014

Read the Examiner's review of the choir's 2014 Christmas Concert here

STUDENT TICKETS for the Choral MESSIAH just £3

Students can now experience the thrill of hearing the Choral in concert for just £3 (instead of the usual £15).

A number of Gallery tickets are available at the special student price for the Choir's two Messiah performances, on Tuesday, December 16 and Wednesday, December 17.

To obtain a ticket, all you have to do is take some student identification and your payment to any of the Kirklees ticket offices in Huddersfield Library, Holmfirth Tourist Information Office or the town halls in Batley, Cleckheaton or Dewsbury (tickets have to be bought in advance and are subject to availability).

Keep an eye on our website for availability of student tickets for future concerts.


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

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Songs of Praise broadcast

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Subscriber Concert: Haydn (Nelson Mass) and Mozart (Requiem) - Huddersfield Town Hall - 7.30pm

Friday 27 March 2015

Rehearsal Weekend (provisional)

Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June 2015

AGM - Huddersfield Town Hall

Friday 3 July 2015

Rachmaninov Vespers - Buxton Festival 

Saturday 19 July 2015


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:

Mendelssohn - St Paul Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Daniel

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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Autumn 2014 Newsletter available here


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