TWELVE concerts in a little over three weeks is a bit of a reality check for students returning from their Easter break.
But that’s what’s in store for music students from the University of Huddersfield who will be involved in everything from concerts with the Orchestra of Opera North to playing big band style on home ground in St Paul’s Hall on the university campus.
First up is a delightful sounding concert, Air de cours with music from late Renaissance and early baroque.
The concert is at St Paul’s, as are most of the others, and is on Tuesday April 13 at 1.15pm.
It features the voice of Deborah Catterall and the lute playing of Martin Eastwell.
On the following day (Wednesday), the lunchtime slot is taken by Ensemble 360 with a programme which includes Quintet for piano and wind in E flat Op 16 (Beethoven) and Reinecke’s Trio for piano, oboe and horn in A minor Op 188.
On Wednesday evening (7.30pm) there is a complete switch of mood courtesy of the University Big Band and Jazz Ensembles.
Third year performance students will give lunchtime and evening concerts on Thursday, April 15 and the 7.30pm concert also features some postgraduate students.
The performance students return to St Paul’s with further lunchtime concerts on April 20 and 22.
For fans of early music then the date to look out for is April 21 with a lunchtime concert by the University Early Music Ensemble.
The New Music Ensemble takes over that same evening with a concert featuring a number of student soloists.
For the big sound of the University Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Brass Band, then April 22 and a 7.30pm concert fits the bill.
One of the big nights of this packed month of student concerts is undoubtedly the appearance of some of the singers from the University Choir at Huddersfield Town Hall alongside the Orchestra of Opera North in Holst’s The Planets. That’s on April 28.
Information on which concerts are free and which are ticketed on 01484 223200