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2016/17 Season: - YPC 'return home' with a Choral Classic

After a full season 'on the road', the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir will once more perform their full 2016/17 concert season in Wakefield Cathedral. Last year's renovation work in the Cathedral, saw the YPC performing in Leeds Town Hall, The Venue (Leeds), Dewsbury Town Hall, Unity Works as well as in Northern Ireland, so, as chairman Derek Howell commented ' we've enjoyed every minute of our travels, but it's always great to come home'

The 2016/17 season starts on Saturday 19th November 2016 with a Choral Classic, 'The Creation', which is probably Haydn's greatest oratorio, depicting the creation of the world with texts from the Bible, Psalms and Milton's Paradise Lost'.

On 17th December 2016 is the choir's ever popular 'Annual Christmas Extravaganza' featuring alongside the choir, The Richmond House School Choir, Brass Quintet & Tom Moore on the Cathedral Organ. This concert usually sells out weeks before so the advice is - to get your tickets as soon as possible.

Concerts in the New Year include, on 8th April 2017, Mendelssohn's epic 'Elijah', which is one of the major works of the choral repertoire, and sure to be well received.

Finally, on 24th June 2017 in a concert supporting Wakefield Hospice, the YPC will present two of the most beautiful works of the 20th Century, Faure's 'Requiem' and John Rutter's 'Mass of the Children’. Both works are full of melody, lyricism and luxuriously scored for singers and orchestra alike, the latter featuring a children’s choir within the texture.

Derek Howell says 'we believe this is a well balanced and exciting season of music which will bring pleasure to both fans of choral music and the more casual concert goer.

As always, our concerts will feature excellent guest soloists and our magnificent orchestra 'The Amici Ensemble’. It will be music of the highest standard performed in the superbly refurbished surroundings of Wakefield Cathedral.

Tickets for all the concerts are now available from this website ( or or by telephoning (01924) 364862.

Prices are £16 (£14 seniors, £5 for under 16’s), all areas, all unreserved.

All concerts start at 7.00pm.

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