Halifax Minster Summer Festival – 29th June to 9th July 2017

Halifax Minster Summer Festival is held on the following dates:

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PREVIEW EVENING FOR TRINITY ACADEMY ART EXHIBITION
Thursday 29th June – 10th September
The Minster will be open to the public from 10am – 4pm on a daily basis throughout the summer (unless a special event or service is taking place) providing the talented young people from Trinity Academy with a public space to show their pieces of visual art.

SANS ILLUMINAIRE
Friday 30th June 7.30pm
Tickets £5
This candlelit tour of Halifax Minster allows visitors to meet those living history characters who have helped shape the town and its Minster. The tour is accompanied by music from different eras, including the plainsong of Compline or Night Prayer, from the monastic Benedictine tradition which founded the church in the 12th century.

HALIFAX MINSTER CHOIR IN CONCERT
Saturday 1st July 7.30pm
Tickets £5
Minster Choir perform some of their exciting new repertoire, both sacred and popular, accompanied by both piano and organ, in preparation for their tour of Germany at the end of the Summer.

FESTIVAL ORGAN RECITAL – GREG ABRAHAMS
Thursday 6th July 1pm
Lunch £4 served from 12.30pm with a retiring collection.
Australian born Greg Abrahams has previously performed in Westminster Cathedral and twice at Westminster Abbey.

BLACK DYKE BAND CONCERT
Thursday 6th July 7.30pm
Tickets £14 (available from Harveys Department Store, the Minster Shop and the Minster Office 01422 355436
We proudly welcome back the Yorkshire Champions to the Minster for this popular concert making full use of the Minster’s special acoustics.

SENIOR CITIZENS ORCHESTRA
Friday 7th July 10.30am
FREE event
Enjoy a melody of popular tunes played by Calderdale’s own Senior Citizens Orchestra led by Judith Mclean.

A MUSICAL KALEIDOSCOPE
Friday 7th July 7.30pm
Tickets £5
This exciting evening of music brings together a wide variety of musicians and styles. From the close harmony of barbershop group ‘A Close shave’ to individual performances of ‘Future Heroes’, this evening will be rounded off with the harmonies of Melody Belles.

THE SUITCASE DWELLERS
Saturday 8th july 7.30pm
Tickets £5
The Suitcase Dwellers are a modern acoustic duo from Yorkshire, with Lizzey on vocals and piano and Sam playing guitar, bass, tambourine and bass drum. From delicate songs of loss, waltzes of betrayal, folky blues-tinged songs of love and discovery, classical flourishes and surprises and foot stomping songs of fun and anger, they throw a few covers in with their own twist too. Joining Lizzey and Sam are Unity Voices Choir from Marsden in Huddersfield.

COME AND SING CHORAL EVENSONG
Sunday 9th July 4pm (rehearsal 2.30pm)
£5 donation on the door
This event is open to everyone who would relish the opportunity to sing a traditional

Book of Common Prayer Evensong in the unique setting of Halifax Minster. The programme will include Charles Stanford ‘Canticles in C’ and Charles Wesley’s famous anthem ‘Blessed be the God and Father’. All are welcome to come and join the Minster Choir at this final Festival event for 2017.
Want more information?
Call 01422 355436 or visit www.halifaxminster.org.ukevents