Firstly, let us tell you a bit about ourselves. Over the last eleven years, we have run choral courses culminating in highly successful performances of Rutter's Magnificat and Elgar's The Music Makers in the newly refurbished Royal Hall, Harrogate, and Handel's Israel in Egypt, Mendelssohn's St Paul, Vaughan Williams’ Sancta Civitas and Walton’s Belshazzar's Feast in the magnificence of Ripon Cathedral. Our last six concerts were highly acclaimed performances of Haydn's Creation, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Gounod's Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile, Paul Carr's Seven Last Words from the Cross, Rossini's  Petite Messe Solennelle, Janacek's Otcenas and Britten's The Company of Heaven in the Abbey Church at Ampleforth Abbey: and the singers, who come together from all over the country, have given us overwhelmingly positive feedback. Click below to read a review of one of our concerts.

The twelth Harrogate Festival Choral Course will be held in August 2018 (Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd) at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire, culminating in a performance of  Rachmaninov's Bogoroditse Devo, Finzi’s Magnificat and Rossini’s Stabat Mater  in the Abbey Church. 


We look forward to welcoming back singers who have joined us for our previous courses and extend a really warm welcome to singers joining us for the first time.

Browse the site for full details, and, if there's anything else you need to know, just email or ring us (see contacts page) and we'll be happy to answer your questions. Here's to a great week in August! Oh, and don't forget our Welcome Yule! weekend in the Lake District at the end of November. Just click on Welcome Yule! on the menu and all the information you need should be available.


Lynn, Thom, Harry and Ellie

"Thank you all for a lovely time, singing in such a lovely setting and meeting lots of like-minded people. I can't wait for next year."

"I loved the course and everyone was so friendly. This was my first experience of one of these courses and I came away with a real sense of achievement and will be back."

"Thank you for a fantastic week. The team works so hard and the reward was on Saturday night - the concert was fantastic!"

HFCC 2019

Concert Review


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