OVER 240 singers will gather next Friday (March 12) to sing Karl Jenkins’ inspiring work, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.
The concert is at Halifax Minster (6pm) and will raise funds for Overgate Hospice, Elland.
The event is being masterminded by Halifax Young Singers, whose Music Director, Lynn Hudson came up with the idea of a ‘Come and Sing’ performance for singers across the area in aid of Overgate
They have brought together singers from across the UK. Members of choirs local to Halifax, such as Lynn’s own Halifax Young Singers and CSI: Halifax (Calderdale Singing Initiative), the Overgate Hospice Choir, Todmorden and Halifax Choral Societies, will join singers from Huddersfield Leeds and as far afield as Scotland and the South of England.
Many families have two and three generations of singers performing which is a real achievement.
Lynn has also recruited her husband Thom Meredith to conduct the performance.
Thom is principal of Kirklees Music School and Music Director of Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra and Colne Valley Male Voice Choir. Thom will conduct the massed choir and the orchestra – made up of musicians from the Orchestra of the Square Chapel, Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra and players from the Royal Northern College of Music.
Everyone involved in this event is giving their time and services free and the aim is to raise £5000 for Overgate Hospice. All that’s needed now is an audience – and that’s where you come in!
Tickets from the Minster on the night from 5pm or in advance from Overgate Hospice on 01422 387121.