Trio of top choral and bands join together for outdoor concert for the Hollybank Trust

TOP musicians and singers will perform for shoppers in the centre of Huddersfield to help a charity.

TOP musicians and singers will perform for shoppers in the centre of Huddersfield to help a charity.

Some of the town’s biggest bands are joining forces for the concert organised by Gledholt Male Voice Choir.

They will be joined by Marsh Ladies Choir at Huddersfield Town Hall on May 12 in a special concert with the world-famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band, in aid of the Hollybank Trust.

And the weekend will see many of the musicians staging a free festival on the adjacent Piazza.

Raj Beadle, chairman of Gledholt Male Voice Choir, said: “We have organised this music festival for the last few years and it has grown into a highlight of the musical calendar within the town.

“Although we are dependent on good weather, we also hope that our outdoor music festival on the Piazza will really attract shoppers and visitors this year and that they stay a little longer in our great town centre.

“Anyone who hasn’t heard these choirs sing will be in for a treat.

“Please come and support your local choirs and also Hollybank Trust, which does so much for children and young people with disabilities and their families.”

Hollybank Trust is a charity which provides education, care and support for children, young people and adults with profound physical disabilities, associated learning difficulties and complex medical needs.

Based in Mirfield, it provides a haven for people with disabilities which in turn offers some respite to parents and carers.

The joint choirs and band will be performing popular numbers, among which will be Zadok the Priest, Old Hundredth and You’ll Never Walk Alone.

During the morning, the Gledholt Male Voice Choir will be hosting a free music festival on Huddersfield town centre’s Piazza, joined by various music groups to entertain shoppers and visitors.

Tickets for the concert, which begins at 7.15pm, cost from £5 to £11 and are available from Brian or Helen Clayton on 01484 711633 or email Helen.clayton@hollybanktrust.com

From April 30, Kirklees Booking Office will sell tickets on 01484 223200 or at their town centre information desk.

 

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