Mrs Sunderland Music Festival finishes with special Diamond Jubilee concert
ORGANISERS are celebrating a bumper year after more than 3,000 competitors took part in the Mrs Sunderland Festival.
The eight-day event ended on Saturday evening with a special concert to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Colne Valley Male Voice Choir, Denby Dale Ladies Choir and Holme Valley Singers were among the performers at Huddersfield Town Hall.
They were joined by Lindley Junior School Choir and a combined choir from Rastrick High School and Leeds Youth.
Festival organiser Rosalind Watt said: “It was an absolutely fantastic culmination to a wonderful week.
“We ended with the choirs from Colne Valley, Rastrick and Leeds on stage singing Rule Britannia and Jerusalem with all the choirs in the audience joining in and the children waving Union flags.”
Mayor of Kirklees Clr Eric Firth attended Saturday’s concert along with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Peter Sunderland.
Tom Moore played the organ, the soloist was Kath Ireland and the event was compered by Geoff Druett.
The special Diamond Jubilee celebration concluded the annual music festival.
Mrs Watt, who made her debut as event organiser this year, said: “It’s been a huge success overall. We’ve attracted a lot of new competitors as well as many of our regulars who’ve come back again.