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2014-2015 Concert Season

Concert Programme brochure 2014-2015
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Harrogate Choral Society (HCS) warmly welcomes you to its 2014-2015 Season...and what a Season we have in store!

We launch our new concert programme in November 2014 with our In Remembrance concert, a programme of music in remembrance and tribute to all those who died in the two World Wars. As part of the festive season we will be performing the ever popular Handel's Messiah and joining with local school primary children and the Harrogate Symphony Orchestra for The Harrogate Christmas Concert. A highlight of our programme will be a Dvorak & Brahms concert in March 2015 which includes Dvorak's Te Deum and Brahms' Academic Festival Overture & Ein Deutsches Requiem. Our Season rounds off in June 2015 when we will be joined by Harrogate Ladies College Choir for a wonderful concert of All Things Bright & Beautiful which will include Carter's Magnificat and Rutter's Magnificat.

Download the 2014-2015 Concert Programme brochure (opposite) or view details below. Why not enter the dates of our concerts into your diary now?

Thank you for your past support. We look forward to welcoming you at one of our performances this season.

Tickets for concerts in The Royal Hall and Harrogate International Centre are available from The Harrogate Box Office Tel: 01423 502116 - opening hours 10am to 5pm Mon to Sat - or online


Saturday 8 November 2014, 7.30pm
The Royal Hall, Harrogate
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In Remembrance

Elgar Spirit of England
Haydn Mass in Time of War

plus songs that won the wars for all to sing

Sarah Fox Soprano
Imogen Garner Mezzo Soprano
Tim Kennedy Tenor
Phil Wilcox Bass
Amici Ensemble
Andrew Padmore Conductor

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"The singers were most careful about the text: not a nuance was missed, not a marking of Elgar's overlooked. The words and music became one. Majestic passages in For the Fallen were forcefully declaimed and the sorrow in To Women tenderly sketched. And through it all the solo soprano soared and spun her web. The rich orchestral colours were realized by the augmented Amici Ensemble, with unison horns, solo oboe and cello particularly telling."
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Saturday 6 December 2014, 7.30pm
The Royal Hall, Harrogate
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Handel Messiah

Samantha Hay Soprano
Anna Huntley Contralto
Ben Thapa Tenor
Frederick Long Bass
Manchester Camerata
Andrew Padmore Conductor

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Saturday 13 December 2014, 6.00pm
Harrogate International Centre
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The Harrogate Christmas Concert

Harrogate Choral Society
Harrogate Symphony Orchestra
& local primary school children


Marilynne Davies & Bryan Western Conductors

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Harrogate Symphony Orchestra and Harrogate Choral Society will be joined by choirs from schools in Harrogate, Knaresborough and surrounding villages for a programme of traditional Christmas favourites.


Saturday 14 March 2015, 7.30pm
The Royal Hall, Harrogate
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Dvorak Te Deum
Brahms Academic Festival Overture & Ein Deutsches Requiem

Sarah Power Soprano
Duncan Rock Bass
Amici Ensemble
Andrew Padmore Conductor

Brahms & Dvorak flyer

Tickets £24, £22, £20 & £17
Concessions: £1 reduction for senior citizens, unemployed & students, half price for under 16s and free for under 6s 

Tickets from The Harrogate Box Office: Tel 01423 502116 (opening hours 10am to 5pm Mon to Sat)

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Harrogate Choral Society will be performing the magnificent and moving Ein Deutsches Requiem in its original language as well as Dvorak's Te Deum. The society is delighted to welcome back its acclaimed bass soloist, Duncan Rock, and regards it as a special privilege to perform once again with a professional orchestra of the standing of the Amici Ensemble. It is proud to be associated with an orchestra that not only has close links with Yorkshire choirs but draws its players from larger orchestras and the local freelance community. We also welcome soprano Sarah Power.


Saturday 27 June 2015, 7.30pm
The Royal Hall, Harrogate
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All Things Bright & Beautiful

Carter Magnificat
Rutter Magnificat

and other works

Harrogate Ladies College Choir
Amici Ensemble
Andrew Padmore Conductor

Carter & Rutter flyer

Tickets £24, £22, £20 & £17
Concessions: £1 reduction for senior citizens, unemployed & students, half price for under 16s and free for under 6s 

Tickets from The Harrogate Box Office: Tel 01423 502116 (opening hours 10am to 5pm Mon to Sat)

Book tickets online »