Choral society’s summer night

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Halifax Choral Society’s popular Summer Prom is a mixed bag of stirring and uplifting music, ending in a spectacular Last Night of the Proms finale.

In the first half there are recognisable songs from stage and screen, played by the Black Dyke Band and sung by Halifax Choral Society. The soloist is soprano Rachel Harrison, who came up through the ranks of the choir and followed in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother, both keen singers. Rachel has sung as soloist with the choir on a number of occasions and will perform ‘Summertime’ and ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ with the band.

The second half will feature Prom favourites such as ‘Fantasia on British Sea Songs’ ending in ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, an excuse for enthusiastic flag-waving by the audience.

Also in the evening’s programme will be ‘O Fortuna’ from ‘Carmina Burana’, a familiar tune to any fans of TV’s ‘X-Factor’. The band and choir will join forces for ‘Another Op’nin’ from Cole Porter’s ‘Kiss Me Kate’.

Other musical items include ‘Mr Sandman’, Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ and ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’.

Conductor John Pryce-Jones will lead the band, the choir and the audience in the musical celebration which starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from the box office on 01422 351158.