I Was Glad - Royal Hall Restoration Trust and Harrogate Choral Society

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15th November 2018

Royal Hall


I WAS GLAD - Centenary Concert celebrating the music of Sir Hubert Parry

This concert has been planned to mark two important centennial occasions - the end of the Great War, and the death of two outstanding musicians closely connected with Harrogate: Sir Charles Hubert Parry and Ernest Bristow Farrar. It also opens the appeal to finance the flood lighting of the exterior of both the Royal Hall and the town’s principal War Memorial.


Parry conducted the concert on the opening night of the Kursaal (now called the Royal Hall) in May 1903 and the concert included his Incidental music to Hypatia, a rousing piece which we believe has not been performed again live since 1903!  Other Parry works include his well known I Was Glad which is often performed at great state occasions. 


Harrogate Choral Society, currently celebrating their 70th anniversary, will be joined by the Chapel Choir of Exeter College, Oxford – where Parry studied – who are conducted by Organ Scholar James Andrew Short.



The orchestra for the evening will be the Amici Ensemble who will be conducted by HCS Music Director Andrew Padmore

For more information about the Royal Hall Restoration Trust please visit http://www.royalhallrestorationtrust.org.uk/ and for Harrogate Choral Society please visit our website at www.harrogatechoral.org.uk


Ticket Prices and Information

Grand Hall £20.00
Grand Circle £25.00
Dress Circle £20.00
Boxes seat 2 £50.00

Front row of the Grand Hall for this performance is Row K

The view from Boxes A, B and F wil give a sideways view of the back of the performers head

Dress Circle will not be on sale initially

Running time ; 2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval approximately

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Venue Information

Royal Hall
Box office
01423 502116
Royal Hall,
Ripon Road
Show Dates and times

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Thursday, 15 November 2018