Rehearsals

Greenhead College, Huddersfield

Fridays 7.30pm

The Choir normally rehearses on a Friday evening with additional rehearsals as commitments require. Rehearsals take place at Greenhead College and run for two hours from 7.30pm.

A Sea Symphony & The Hymn of Jesus

Cheltenham Music Festival

Sat 8 Jul 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Gloucester Cathedral

Cheltenham Festival Chorus
Huddersfield Choral Society
Salomon Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
Marcus Farnsworth baritone

Vaughan Williams Stricken Peninsula: An Italian Rhapsody (premiere) (8’)
Holst The Hymn of Jesus (22’)
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony (65’)

250 performers from around the UK come together in Gloucester’s majestic Cathedral to celebrate a great friendship between two locally-born composers. The Hymn of Jesus, 100 years old this year, was Holst’s next work after finishing The Planets, and was dedicated to Ralph Vaughan Williams. VW’s mighty setting of Walt Whitman poems brings an equally large chorus to the fore throughout its hour-plus span, alongside expansive roles for two soloists and orchestral writing of blazing colour and energy. The concert begins with a Vaughan Williams concert premiere – a reconstruction by Cheltenham composer Philip Lane of music VW wrote for a 1945 propaganda film, Stricken Peninsula, about life and reconstruction in post-war Italy.

Tour to Canada

May 28th to June 5th, 2017

The Decades Project: 1930-1939

Sir William Walton's spectacular biblical oratorio - tracing the liberation of teh Hebrew slaves from captivity in Babylon and powered by a 200 voice mass choir - is the climax of a program conducted by TSO Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis that includes the eloquent violin concerto that Alban Berg composed in tribute to a young woman who had died at eighteen. 

Concerts 

2nd and 3rd June 2017 - Roy Thomson Hall Toronto

Toronto Symphony Orchestra 

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Huddersfield Choral Society 

Conductor - Sir Andrew Davis

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

 

June 4th 2017 - Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

Programme TBA

Huddersfield Choral Society

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Haydn - Creation

Huddersfield Town Hall

Haydn - Creation

Conducted by Lawrence Cummings and accompanied by the Royal Northern Sinfonia

26th October 2017 at 7:30pm

This is one of the season ticket concerts, but there may be some returned tickets.  If you are interested in these, please contact Jane Armitage, Subscribers' Secretary on jaassociates@tiscali.co.uk

£3 gallery tickets for students may also be available.  For information contact Jane Armitage.

Messiah

Huddersfield Town Hall

This concert to be held on 19th & 20th December 2017 at 7:15pm. 

The conductor is Jane Glover, accompanied by the Royal Northen Sinfonia. 

Soloists: Jennifer France, Catherine Wyn Rogers, Thomas Hobbs and Duncan Rock.

This is one of the season ticket concerts, but there may be some returned tickets.  If you are interested in these, please contact Jane Armitage, Subscribers' Secretary on jaassociates@tiscali.co.uk

£3 gallery tickets for students may also be available.  For information contact Jane Armitage.