Huddersfield Choral Society is the North’s leading independent choir.
HCS’ busy schedule is centred on its own subscription concert season in Huddersfield Town Hall, including its annual performances of Messiah.
HCS has developed an international reputation as one of the UK’s leading choral societies.
The choir also performs in other major concert venues in the UK and abroad, it regularly broadcasts for BBC radio and television, and has a long history of pioneering recordings.
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one voice. looking forward.
the new classic
The Huddersfield Choral brings an unrivalled wealth of world class orchestras, conductors and soloists to perform in the heart of West Yorkshire.
Constantly evolving to embrace new work alongside the great classics, our passion is to share exceptional choral music with our audiences across the North of England and further afield. Our commitment to vocal excellence guarantees that the HCS sound in live performance is an experience not to be missed.
one voice. since 1836.
Founded in 1836, the Huddersfield Choral Society is one of the oldest established large choirs in the world and has won an international reputation well beyond its West Yorkshire roots.
Its repertoire embraces all the large scale classic works as witnessed by its long history of broadcasts and recordings (including several gold discs) and it has become most closely associated in the public mind with Handel’s oratorio Messiah which has become an indispensable part of the Christmas season.
one voice. one collective.
Our Other Choirs
HCS Voices is the academy of HCS.
Our Youth Choir
Our Youth Choir caters for members 13-21.Discover More
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Prospective new members are asked to sing a prepared piece of their own choice; sing from a vocal score to assess their learning ability; and carry out a couple of straightforward aural tests. It takes no longer than 15 minutes!Apply to Join Us
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An integral part of this is the development of individual talent. HCS promotes a range of creative workshops and encourages the musical development of its Junior and Youth Choirs while bringing our audiences the very best orchestras, conductors and soloists.View our Packages