Our Next Concert:
Saturday 4th of November 2017, 7:30pm
St. Giles Church, Pontefract
"The Three Greats"
Saturday 14th of October 2017, 7:30pm
Members from Pontefract Choral Society will be supporting the Wakefield Festival Chorus in a performance of Handel's Messiah at Wakefield Cathedral.
Pontefract Choral Society, formed in 1874, has had a long and successful history. It aims to make choral music readily accessible to the wider community through live concerts, and to provide the opportunity for local people to develop their musical skills. In the past there were grand concerts in the Pontefract Assembly Rooms, with full professional orchestras and soloists. Now, financial considerations mean that these are no longer possible. This situation does, however, have its advantages, for we are able to use local musicians and soloists, many of them promising young performers at the start of their careers, who we are keen to encourage and support.
Concerts are typically held at St Giles’ Church, Market Place, Pontefract, but also at other local venues. The autumn and spring concerts consist of classical works by various composers, old and new. The Christmas concert includes a popular mix of carols, some traditional, some less familiar. The summer concert tends to have a more secular, light-hearted programme.
Tickets may be purchased from a member of the Society, St Giles’ Church, or at the door on the day of the performance. Children are welcome and are admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult.