Choir singing in Royal Hall - click for larger view
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Forthcoming Events
Popular Choral Classics
Popular Choral Classics

Saturday 29 October 2016, 7.00pm
Venue: Cellarium, Fountains Abbey
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Handel Messiah
Handel Messiah

Saturday 10 December 2016, 7.30pm
Venue: The Royal Hall, Harrogate
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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 Review
Halcyon Youth Choir
Beethoven Missa Solemnis flyer

Beethoven Missa Solemnis
11 June 2016
'The attention to the dynamic shaping was impressive with such large forces, maintaining a buoyant tone quality and with the changes in pace mostly secure with clear direction from the conductor...A fine evening of excellent music making. Congratulations to all'.
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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
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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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