Halifax Minster Summer Festival 2019

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Halifax Minster Summer Festival 2019

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Halifax Minster Summer Festival 27th June to 7th July 2019


Thursday 27th June at 1.00pm Festival Inaugural Organ Recital by Dr Simon Lindley.


Come and hear the ‘King of instruments’, the magnificent 1929 Harrison and Harrison Organ played by the acclaimed organist Dr Simon Lindley. Lunch available at 12.15 (£4). Retiring collection.


Thursday 27th June  at 7.30pm Brass Extravaganza


This unique event brings together The whole Elland Silver Band Organisation together for a Summer Extravaganza with the Training Band, Youth Band, Senior Band, and the mighty Minster Organ! £10


Friday 28th June at 7.30pm. An Evening with Barrie Rutter OBE


Renowned local actor who founded the Halifax based theatre company, Northern Broadsides They perform Shakespeare with northern accents. Barrie will talk about his career and perform excerpts from various plays. £10


Sunday 30th June at 6.00pm. Sparkling music for a Summer’s Evening


The Minster Choir, joined by Rishworth School Choir, perform classic choral pieces for summer with solo performances by talented young musicians. Enjoy a glass of prosecco and strawberries in a historic setting.  Retiring collection to raise funds for the Minster choir summer cathedral tour.


Monday 1st July at 7.00pm. Old Halifax David Glover, well-known local historian, will give a presentation of Old Images of Halifax. An opportunity to discover the town’s past from images rarely seen for many years.


 Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July, all day. Calderdale Schools Bearder Poetry Festival


Funded by the Bearder Trust, these two days give local school children the opportunity to work with an amazing poet, Karl Nova, for a day! (Sold out.)


 Thursday 4th July at 1.00 pm. Festival Organ Recital by Christopher Newton


A native of Manchester, he gave his first recital at Halifax Minster in 1980. He has a long association with the church of St Bartholomew, Armley, where he regularly plays for services and for recitals. He has been described as a ‘a devoted organist sniffer-dog, discovering pieces long since buried, some deservedly so, but others turning out to be forgotten gems’. His mixed programmes aim to please organ recital regulars as well as people who might think that these events are not usually for them. Lunch at 12.15pm (£4). Recital at 1.00pm. Retiring collection.


Thursday 4th July at 7.30pm, Halifax Concert Band


Our local, very talented concert band will perform a wide range of music from its extensive repertoire which caters for all tastes and includes light, popular, classical and traditional military band music.  The programme will include pieces from Film and Stage including selections from Les Miserables, Star Wars, Chess and The Greatest Showman, a new addition to the repertoire. British composers will feature with works by Gustav Holst, Karl Jenkins, John Miles and Freddie Mercury. £10.


Friday 5th July at 7.30pm. ‘Gentleman Jack’ 


An evening with Sally Wainwright and Anne Choma, in conversation with a guest BBC Radio Leeds presenter, about the HBO/BBC series ‘ Gentleman Jack’ which dramatises the later life of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, together with the opportunity to hear about Sally’s earlier dramas, ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ and Happy Valley’. £10.


Saturday 6th July at 7.30pm The St Peter’s Singers


The St Peter Singers of Leeds are a versatile Chamber Choir of renown directed by Dr Simon Lindley. Music to include: Vaughn Williams Five Mystical Songs, Donald Hunt Hymnus Paschalis, Matthew Oglesby Agnus Dei and In Paradisum, and Vaughn Williams Dona nobis pacem. £10


Sunday 7th July at 4pm (Rehearsal at 2.30) ‘Come and Sing’ Festival Choral Evensong


An opportunity for those who like to sing to join with the Minster Choir to sing the service. Music will include Stanford in Bb and Henry Wood’s O Thou the Central Orb. £5 for singers (music supplied). Celebrate the end of the Summer Festival with a glass of Prosecco and strawberries!


Tickets available from Eventbrite or by visiting the Minster Shop which is open daily from 10am– 4pm. (Booking charge applies).

Want more information?
Call 01422 355436 or visit www.halifaxminster.org.ukevents
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Tickets available from Eventbrite or by visiting the Minster Shop which is open daily from 10am– 4pm. (Booking charge applies).
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Halifax Minster Summer Festival 27th June to 7th July 2019

Thursday 27th June at 1.00pm Festival Inaugural Organ Recital by Dr Simon Lindley.

Come and hear the ‘King of instruments’, the magnificent 1929 Harrison and Harrison Organ played by the acclaimed organist Dr Simon Lindley. Lunch available at 12.15 (£4). Retiring collection.

Thursday 27th June  at 7.30pm Brass Extravaganza

This unique event brings together The whole Elland Silver Band Organisation together for a Summer Extravaganza with the Training Band, Youth Band, Senior Band, and the mighty Minster Organ! £10

Friday 28th June at 7.30pm. An Evening with Barrie Rutter OBE

Renowned local actor who founded the Halifax based theatre company, Northern Broadsides They perform Shakespeare with northern accents. Barrie will talk about his career and perform excerpts from various plays. £10

Sunday 30th June at 6.00pm. Sparkling music for a Summer’s Evening

The Minster Choir, joined by Rishworth School Choir, perform classic choral pieces for summer with solo performances by talented young musicians. Enjoy a glass of prosecco and strawberries in a historic setting.  Retiring collection to raise funds for the Minster choir summer cathedral tour.

Monday 1st July at 7.00pm. Old Halifax David Glover, well-known local historian, will give a presentation of Old Images of Halifax. An opportunity to discover the town’s past from images rarely seen for many years.

 Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July, all day. Calderdale Schools Bearder Poetry Festival

Funded by the Bearder Trust, these two days give local school children the opportunity to work with an amazing poet, Karl Nova, for a day! (Sold out.)

 Thursday 4th July at 1.00 pm. Festival Organ Recital by Christopher Newton

A native of Manchester, he gave his first recital at Halifax Minster in 1980. He has a long association with the church of St Bartholomew, Armley, where he regularly plays for services and for recitals. He has been described as a ‘a devoted organist sniffer-dog, discovering pieces long since buried, some deservedly so, but others turning out to be forgotten gems’. His mixed programmes aim to please organ recital regulars as well as people who might think that these events are not usually for them. Lunch at 12.15pm (£4). Recital at 1.00pm. Retiring collection.

Thursday 4th July at 7.30pm, Halifax Concert Band

Our local, very talented concert band will perform a wide range of music from its extensive repertoire which caters for all tastes and includes light, popular, classical and traditional military band music.  The programme will include pieces from Film and Stage including selections from Les Miserables, Star Wars, Chess and The Greatest Showman, a new addition to the repertoire. British composers will feature with works by Gustav Holst, Karl Jenkins, John Miles and Freddie Mercury. £10.

Friday 5th July at 7.30pm. ‘Gentleman Jack’ 

An evening with Sally Wainwright and Anne Choma, in conversation with a guest BBC Radio Leeds presenter, about the HBO/BBC series ‘ Gentleman Jack’ which dramatises the later life of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, together with the opportunity to hear about Sally’s earlier dramas, ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ and Happy Valley’. £10.

Saturday 6th July at 7.30pm The St Peter’s Singers

The St Peter Singers of Leeds are a versatile Chamber Choir of renown directed by Dr Simon Lindley. Music to include: Vaughn Williams Five Mystical Songs, Donald Hunt Hymnus Paschalis, Matthew Oglesby Agnus Dei and In Paradisum, and Vaughn Williams Dona nobis pacem. £10

Sunday 7th July at 4pm (Rehearsal at 2.30) ‘Come and Sing’ Festival Choral Evensong

An opportunity for those who like to sing to join with the Minster Choir to sing the service. Music will include Stanford in Bb and Henry Wood’s O Thou the Central Orb. £5 for singers (music supplied). Celebrate the end of the Summer Festival with a glass of Prosecco and strawberries!

Tickets available from Eventbrite or by visiting the Minster Shop which is open daily from 10am– 4pm. (Booking charge applies).

Type Anne Gentleman Jack Lister, Culture & Heritage, Events & Festivals, Historic Sites & Trails, Theatres & Entertainment
Location Halifax
Event Date 27 Jun 2019
Event End Date 7 Jul 2019
Event Dates 27th June to 7th July 2019
Address Halifax Minster, Causey Hall, Causeway, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QL.
Phone Number 01422 355436
Web Address www.halifaxminster.org.uk/events
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Halifax Minster Summer Festival 2019

Halifax Minster

Causey Hall

Causeway

Halifax

West Yorkshire

HX1 1QL.

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