900-strong choir celebrate Huddersfield Choral Society’s 175th anniversary
THEY sang their hearts out.
Children from schools across the borough joined Huddersfield Choral Society at Huddersfield Town Hall last night to create a 900-strong choir.
The ‘Choral Explosion’ event was part of the choral society’s 175th anniversary celebrations.
And the venue was packed to the rafters for the sell-out performance.
Organiser Barbara Lawson, school improvement officer for music in Kirklees, said: “The children are getting the experience of performing in the town hall and singing with such a world class choir.
“It’s a fantastic experience and partnership for them – and the Choral Society were very keen to work with the children too.
“We called it Choral Explosion because it was an explosion in the size of a choir and I don’t know if we’ve ever had a choir of 900 singing at the Town Hall before.”
Huddersfield Choral Society vice president Jenny Lockwood introduced the musical programme of songs from around the world last night.
Conductor Sue Hollingworth was asked to choose the music and Em Whitfield Brooks penned a narrator’s script to link the pieces together.
Em said: “Children from Moorlands Junior School are the narrators. We thought it’d be more fun that way and in the spirit of the project instead of having a fusty old person doing it.