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Next Concert
Orff Carmina Burana
Chilcott A Little Jazz Mass
Orff and Chilcott

Saturday 25 February 2017, 7.30pm
Venue: The Royal Hall, Harrogate
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Two contrasting but equally exciting pieces! Carmina Burana is full of life, anger, splendidly earthy desires, parody and lusty enjoyment of life. A Little Jazz Mass is a modern, original and effective concert setting of the Latin Missa brevis in which the various movements embrace a variety of jazz styles.

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.

Concert Review
Halcyon Youth Choir
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Handel Messiah
10 December 2016
'Andrew Padmore had prepared the Choral Society to the highest of standards and they repaid by producing some of the most exciting singing the Society has produced in many months.'
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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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