Welcome to 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
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
Popular Choral Classics
15 October 2016
'The Choral Society rattled the rafters with Handel's Hallelujah Chorus... Andrew Padmore coaxed every ounce of tone, at small dynamic, from his singers, especially in the unaccompanied items, Bruckner's Locus Iste and Stainer's God so loved the world.'
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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.
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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