Music: Choral society president bows out
Jun 18 2010 by Val Javin, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
IT WAS a perfect way to mark the end of a two year term as president of Huddersfield Choral Society.
A concert at St Paul’s Hall in Huddersfield packed with music full of memories and emotion.
The gala event was hosted by Mrs Brenda Mosley became president of one of the country’s most prestigious choirs in 2008.
It is a demanding job and one which has been a particular challenge for Mrs Mosley for she took on the role which should have been done by her late husband, David.
When Mr Mosley died three years ago, the Choral asked Mrs Mosley to step in, first as vice president and, for the last two years, as president.
She said she was delighted to have been able to continue the work which her husband had begun.
Saturday’s concert featured the Choral conducted by its chorusmaster, Joseph Cullen. Darius Battiwalla was the organist.
Mrs Mosley dedicated the concert to David’s memory.
It featured a diverse programme opening with music by Bach and Mozart and included everything from opera to spirituals and traditional songs.
The night’s highlights included a piece from Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, the solo work of Choral members, the extraordinary voice of soprano Pippa Hyde and the magical trumpet solos of Rebecca Robertson.
It was a fitting farewell from a president for whom a two year term of office as Choral president has been a very personal tribute.