Overgate Hospice Choir hits all the right notes at Brighouse performance

The Overgate Hospice Choir performed Handel’s Messiah in Brighouse Central Methodist Church.

By Abigail Kellett
Saturday, 16th April 2022, 8:00 am

They were joined by Principals of the National Festival Orchestra, accompanied on the organ and harpsichord by Alan Horsey and conducted by guest conductor Sarah Ogden who is also well known as a Mezzo Soprano.

The soloists were Claire Strafford, soprano; Lucy Appleyard, Mezzo; John Dunford, tenor and William Kyle, bass who stood in at the very last minute for Quentin Brown.

The concert which had to be postponed two years ago was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Calderdale, Coun Chris Pillai and Beverley Krishapillai, and the Chair of Overgate Hospice, Catherine Riley and her husband Jonathan Riley. The church was packed and the evening was a great success and raised £2,605 for Overgate Hospice.

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Overgate Hospice Choir.

The choir along with an ensemble from Hammonds Band will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a rousing concert at 7pm on Saturday 11 June at St Jude’s Church, Halifax.