A MASSED choir of women is hoping its concert will hit the right note and raise £10,000 for the Mayor’s charity.
Inspired by the interest in choirs such as The Military Wives, musical director Emily Reaves has set herself the task of leading 250 women in a one-off concert performance at Huddersfield Town Hall.
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The Mayor of Kirklees, Clr David Ridgway, will host the massive concert – in aid of the Yorkshire Regiment’s Benevolent Association – which has been dubbed, Wherever You Are – Our Salute.
The charity event will be led by members of Honley Ladies Choir and backed by the Yorkshire Regiment band.
Emily, of Honley Ladies Choir, who is organising the massed choir, said: “The first meeting was fantastic. We had a really good turnout.
“We split the choir into two groups, depending on whether they knew which voice category they were in.
“We did some vocal work then brought everybody back together in the afternoon.
“The group responded really well. It is a lot of people to try to get focused but they were a dream to work with.”
The group rehearsed songs at their practise including Gary Barlow’s Diamond Jubilee song Sing and Military Wives hit Wherever You Are.
Asked if she is daunted by her idea to have such a big choir perform in a concert, Emily added: “It’s so exciting to have started from just 40 people and now we have 170.
“They have their music to take away and learn and we just want people to go out and buy tickets.
“If we sell out we can raise £10,000 for the Mayor’s fund, which would be fantastic.”
For tickets for the event on March 16, call Kirklees Box Office on 01484 223200 or 01484 2222443.