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Hallelujah for Handel!

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Handel's MessiahChoruses from Handel’s Messiah – first performed in a Dublin concert room 275 years ago in 1742 –will be featured in concerts during 2017 by Overgate Hospice Choir.

This gives the Choir, and its audiences a special chance to commemorate this significant milestone in the within the course of its own SILVER JUBILEE Season [The Choir was established in Autumn 1991].

The Choruses selected are

2017 HYMN SING – SATURDAY 11 MARCH

Brighouse Central Methodist Church 7.30

Lift up your heads

SPRING CONCERT – BREEZIN’ DOWN BROADWAY II – SATURDAY 3 JUNE

Elland, All Saints Parish Church, Savile Road 7.00

The Hallelujah Chorus

AUTUMN CONCERT – FAURE REQUIEM and other CHORAL MASTERWORKS – SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER

Halifax Minster 7.00

Their sound is gone out into all lands

DECEMBER 2017 – ANNUAL CAROL CONCERT – SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER

Halifax Minster 7.00

For unto us a Child is born

These extracts from Messiah will be performed in the edition by the celebrated Yorkshire musical scholar, Bradford-born DR HAROLD WATKINS SHAW OBE [1911-1996] whose work on Messiah culminated in a brand-new edition in 1958 which has now become the standard from which the great majority of Messiah performances are presented today.

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