IT IS the big date in their calendar and of that of many in the town.
Next weekend Gledholt Male Voice Choir returns to the town centre with another music festival out on the streets of Huddersfield and tops off the day’s music making with a gala concert in Huddersfield Town Hall.
It is a day on which the singers share their love of music with people inside and outside the concert hall.
The whole day has a celebratory feel with music at its heart and a hope that the passion for singing and playing shared by the performers will again help the choir raise money for charity.
Choir chairman Raj Beadle said: “We are delighted that we have again been able to gain the support of local musical groups in order to help fulfil the aim of the choir which is to take music into the community.
“ Last year was highly successful and raised a considerable sum for charity. We hope this year’s event will be even more successful!”
Gledholt has been organising its music festival for a number of years and on May 14 will host four musical groups who will play in Mandela Square near to the main library.
The three hour music stint begins at 9.30am.
It will feature the Good Egg Band, plus Gledholt’s very own Elvis impersonator, choir member Chris Hawkins.
Two groups from Kirklees Music School – one of them a brass band – will also be involved in the morning session.
And if all that music puts you in a relaxed mood, pop into the coffee morning being held just across the road at the Old Court House in the Town Hall.
The coffee morning is organised by the Friends of Gledholt ladies.
That morning of music will be followed by an evening gala concert where the male voice choir will be joined on stage by Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Thom Meredith, head of Kirklees Music School, will conduct the orchestra which has fast made itself a reputation for its skilled and entertaining repertoire.
Expect a programme of musical classics from both choir and orchestra.
To further support the choir’s chosen charitable organisation, the concert will be followed by a gala dinner in the Town Hall’s Reception Room.
The choir’s aim is to raise money for the community and also to encourage children and young people in their enjoyment of all types of music.
That is why this year, Gledholt has chosen to support the Kirklees Music School in its work with young musicians.
Tickets for the gala concert, priced from £6 to £10, are available from Kirklees Information Office or on the door.
The choir, which was formed in 1948, is directed by Susan Wilkinson and accompanied by John S Bailey.
The gala concert on May 14 starts at 7.15pm.