Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Royal Hall
Ripon Road
North Yorkshire


George Frideric HandelMessiah, HWV 56


Andrew Padmore – Conductor
Jenny Stafford – Soprano
Gaynor Keeble – mezzo-soprano
Alistair Ollerenshaw – Bass
Cliff Zammat Stevens – Tenor

Harrogate Choral Society
Manchester Camerata

Programme Note

There are many works of classical music that are known to the general public. The Hallelujah chorus from Handel’s Messiah is possibly one of the most famous pieces of music ever written, even though it comprises only about one percent of the length of the total work.
Messiah is known as one of the greatest musical works ever produced and it wouldn’t be Christmas in Harrogate without the opportunity to hear this great Oratorio – a form of music that contain dramatic lyrics like an opera, but which is staged as a concert without sets or acting.
Harrogate Choral Society, currently celebrating their 70th Anniversary year, will be joined by soloists Jenny Stafford, Soprano; Gaynor Keeble, Mezzo Soprano;  Cliff Zammit Stevens, Tenor; and Alistair Ollerenshaw, Bass.  We will be accompanied by the renowned Manchester Camerata and conducted by the HCS Music Director Andrew Padmore.

Get a route map

Your Map

If you have any questions, please contact us using the form below, or send an e-mail to

All form fields are required.

Please check your details and try again.

Thank you for contacting us. We will contact you regarding your enquiry as soon as possible.