Pontefract Choral Society's concert of the St, John Passion on Saturday 21st March at St Giles church Pontefract is POSTPONED
All Thursday rehearsals are cancelled until further notice.
In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, and in order to ensure we exercise a duty of care to all our members , musicians, patrons and audience members, the committee , together with our MD , have taken the difficult decision to postpone the concert.
All pre sold tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled concert.
Once the current situation has resolved , we will resume rehearsals and advise you of the next concert date.
Thank you all for your continued support. Look after yourselves and hope to see you all soon.
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.