Autumn concert brings choral society to Minster

John Pryce-Jones musial director of the Halifax Choral Society at the open day held at Bethesda Church, Elland.

John Pryce-Jones musial director of the Halifax Choral Society at the open day held at Bethesda Church, Elland.

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Halifax Choral Society visits historic Halifax Minster on Saturday, October 17 to present its Autumn Choral Concert.

The choir will be conducted by John Pryce-Jones and will sing Zoltan Kodaly’s ‘Missa Brevis’, inspired by Hungarian folk music, and Schubert’s Mass in G.

The organ soloist will be David Houlder with soprano Catrin Pryce-Jones, tenor Colin Powell and bass Graham McCusker. The programme will also include a selection of solo works for the organ.

The organ at Halifax Minster was built in 1763 by John Snetzler and installed three years later.

It was enlarged several times in the 19th and 20th centuries and completely rebuilt in 1928 by Harrison and Harrison of Durham.

Leeds city organist Simon Lindley has described it as ‘the Rolls Royce of organs’.

Tickets at £10 are available from the Minster shop or tel: 01422 355436 .