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Programme & Tickets — 2023-24

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All our concerts start at 7.30pm and take place in St James' Parish Church, Church Street, Wetherby (by kind permission of the Priest-in-charge).

They will be conducted by John Dunford with Wetherby Pro Musica Orchestra.

Forthcoming concerts this season

June 29, 2024

Vivaldi: Introduction and Gloria

Bach: Cantate 51 - Jauchzet Gott

Handel: Dettingen Te Deum


A veritable feast of Baroque music!
Perfect for a summer evening.
(Click on the image for a larger version.)


Rebecca Lea (Soprano)

Rachel Gilmore (Mezzo-soprano)

James Savage-Hanford (Tenor)

Jonty Ward (Bass)


John in white tie

Concert tickets for our 2023/24 season are £18 (£20 for Messiah) each, but free to those aged under 18.

Tickets can be obtained from the Ticket Manager by telephone: 07503 237618, or by email. They can also be obtained from Nicolla Florist, 1 Bank Street, Wetherby, LS22 6NQ, telephone: 01937 585233, payment by cash or cheque only (no cards).

Other ticket sources are Choral Society members, and usually at the church on the evening of the concert (cards accepted) - unless they have sold out beforehand, of course.

Concerts planned for 2024-25

23 November 2024Handel: Saul
21 December 2024Handel: Messiah (traditional version)
29 March 2025Dvorak: Stabat Mater
21 June 2025Mendelssohn: Elijah
(Joint concert with Ripon Choral Society at Ripon Cathedral.)

Previous concerts this season

November 18, 2023

Paul Carr Seven last words from the Cross

Karl Jenkins The Armed Man


Two very different interpretations for this time of remembrance of those who have given their lives for others.

Julianne Coates (Mezzo soprano)

Thom Meredith (Baritone)

December 16, 2023

Handel: Messiah with Carols

The ideal combination of Handel's Messiah with selected Christmas Carols will make a wonderful start to the festive season.

Jane Burnell (Soprano)

Rachel Gilmore (Alto)

Nick Watts (Tenor)

Jonty Ward (Bass)

March 23, 2024

50th Anniversary Concert
(in partnership with RNLI)

R Vaughan-Williams - Sea Symphony

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture

Elgar- Sea Pictures


"Behold, the Sea!"
This concert celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Society and the 200th Anniversary of the RNLI with a programme of works intimately entwined with the sea and those who sail upon its waters.

Samantha Hay (Soprano)

Julianne Coates (Mezzo-soprano)

Mark Stone (Bass)


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