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Programme & Tickets - 2019-20

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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.

16 November 2019

Handel: Judas Maccabaeus

The exciting re-telling of the successful rebellion of the Jewish people against the Seleucid Empire, led by the eponymous hero in the 2nd Century BC.

Bibi Heal (Soprano)

Rachel Gilmore (Contralto)

Ben Thapa (Tenor)

Thom Meredith (Baritone)

14 December 2019

Handel: Messiah - Part 1, with carols

A concert combining Handel's spellbinding account of the Nativity with traditional and modern Christmas carols - a great start to the festive season.

Andrea Rider (Soprano)

Karina Lucas (Alto)

Mark Cunningham (Tenor)

Phil Wilcox (Bass)



4 April 2020

Haydn: Harmoniemesse

Paul Carr: Seven Last Words from the Cross


Haydn's last major work, featuring a large wind section; ('Harmoniemesse' means 'Wind Band Mass'). Premiered in April 2013, Paul Carr's work interpolates the last words of Christ with material drawn from a diverse range of sources.

Andrea Rider (Soprano)

Charlotte Tetley (Alto)

Stephen Newlove (Tenor)

Phil Wilcox (Bass)

27 June 2020

Puccini: Messe di Gloria

John Rutter: Feel the Spirit


Puccini's ravishing and opera-like setting of the Mass is the ideal counterpoint to John Rutter's deeply moving settings of seven popular spirituals.

Karina Lucas (Mezzo Soprano)

Mark Cunningham (Tenor)

Alastair Donaghue (Baritone)


John in white tie



Wetherby concert tickets for our 2019/20 season are £17 each (£18 for the Messiah/Carol concert at Christmas), but free to those aged under 18.

Tickets can be obtained from the Ticket Manager by telephone: 07860 454894, or by email. They can also be obtained from Nicolla Florist, 1 Bank Street, Wetherby, LS22 6NQ, telephone: 01937 585233.

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


© Wetherby Choral Society 2019