HOLMFIRTH Choral Society’s new season gets underway tomorrow and with it come a couple of firsts.
First is that the Choral will be joined for the first time by a second choir as guest artists. Second is the venue, Holmfirth High School.
There is a connection. And the connection is the Choral’s guests for tomorrow’s concert who will be Holmfirth High School choir with their conductor, James S Morgan.
The Choral has had to switch this first concert of the season away from its usual venue, Holmfirth Civic Hall which was not available.
The concert will feature two main items.
The first, Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo (Horovitz and Flanders) is a light-hearted setting of the Biblical Noah story which was popularised some years ago by the King’s Singers.
The second work will be Andrew Carter’s Benedicite.
There will be a number of other items sung by the Choral and by the school choir.
The Choral will be conducted by its musical director Dr Geoffrey Lockwood and the concert will be accompanied on piano by Malcolm Hinchliffe.
The concert begins at 7.15pm.
The Choral’s next concert will be in Holmfirth Civic Hall on December 8 when it will sing Handel’s Messiah accompanied by the Valley Sinfonia.