It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Halifax Choral Society and its renowned conductor John Pryce-Jones as he prepares for a very special anniversary.
This year he will take the podium for the 25th time to guide the choir through its annual performance of Handel’s glorious Messiah (Sunday, December 1, Victoria Theatre, 4pm). This year the Choral Society will be accompanied by the North of England Classical Orchestra.
The soloists are once again of an amazing calibre - Jeni Bern (soprano), Carole Wilson (mezzo), Alexander Sprague (tenor), Robert Winslade Anderson (bass).
Don’t miss next week’s My Week Big Interview when John Pryce-Jones will talk about this milestone, the Choral Society’s forthcoming bicentenary and what conducting the world’s oldest choir in continuing performance means. Later in the week attention switches to the much anticipated Carols and Brass Concerts (December 5 and 6) at the Victoria Theatre with Black Dyke band.
As a treat for our readers The Choral Society has been kind enough to give away six tickets in two batches of three for Carols & Brass on Friday, December 6, when there will be a special visit from Father Christmas.
All you have to do to win one of these two bumper tickets is answer the following question.
What milestone is looming for the Choral Society?
Answers and telephone numbers on a postcard to My Week (Choral), Halifax Courier, King Cross Street, Halifax HX1 2SF or by email to My.Week@halifaxcourier.co.uk by 5pm, Tuesday, November 26. Winners will be contacted by telephone and given instructions on how to pick up their tickets. Their names will be printed in the Courier on November 29. Usual Johnston Press rules apply.
To buy tickets for the Messiah or Carols and Brass call the Victoria Theatre box office on 01422 351158.