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Forthcoming Events
Missa Solemnis
Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Saturday 11 June 2016, 7.00pm
Venue: Leeds Town Hall

Yorkshire Voices present the choral tour de force which is Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience what is generally considered as one of the composer's supreme achievements.

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Welcome to Harrogate Choral Society

Harrogate Choral Society (HCS) is a long-established, friendly, mixed-voice choir of around 150 singers, based in the Spa town of Harrogate. In May 1948 the choir sang Mendelssohn's Elijah to celebrate the formation of the Society. Our aim is always to be the finest choir in the area and, under the leadership of our Music Director, Dr Andrew Padmore, we are encouraged and pushed to the highest standards of musical excellence. We sing, on average, four concerts per season, performed mainly in the magnificent setting of The Royal Hall, Harrogate. We work with a number of notable orchestras including Manchester Camerata.

Press Reviews
Halcyon Youth Choir
St John Passion flyer

Bach St John Passion
12 March 2016
'The audience were treated to a magnificent rendering of J.S.Bach's St John Passion... Pride of place must go to the chorus...The work's final chorale ends in a reflective mood and the audience's applause reflected their appreciation of a great experience'.
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Halcyon Youth Choir logo

The Halcyon Youth Choir, a separate wing of HCS, launched in September 2015, with guest conductor John Rutter helping to make the day a not-to-be-forgotten experience. Based in Harrogate, the Choir aims to be the premier youth choir in Yorkshire. More information about the Choir, including how to join it, can be found here.

HCS Sponsorship Appeal
HCS Brochure

HCS has launched an exciting Sponsorship Appeal! 
We are regarded as the premier choral society of our region, and we need your donations to help us continue to produce our ambitious musical programmes in the future. We offer a range of standard sponsorship packages with differing levels of sponsor benefits. Please help us - it's good for you and for the community!
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Friends Scheme

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