It's a choir with a reputation not just for the quality of its singing but for innovation.
And New Mill Male Voice Choir continues to break new ground with its concert next weekend.
For the choir will be sharing the stage at Huddersfield Town Hall with top quality young opera singers.
This sort of open-minded attitude to concert planning has seen the choir host a variety of top notch guests in recent years.
They have welcomed star performers Aled Jones and Sir Willard White, superb musicians including trumpeter Alison Balsom and cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, and last year, The Band of the Yorkshire Regiment.
On October 12, the choir returns to the Town Hall where it will be offering a taste of high quality opera courtesy of its guests, Young Opera Venture.
This is a company which features accomplished young opera singers – many who trained at the Royal Northern College of Music or Leeds College of Music.
Those company members appearing in Huddersfield next week will be conducted by John Longstaff and accompanied by a full orchestra.
The singers featured will include, Sarah Ogden, a young soprano whose talent has long been applauded in the town.
Sarah, who lives in Shelley, is no stranger to the Town Hall where she has appeared in many events including as a soloist at the Alison Balsom concert.
She has developed a fine reputation as a soloist – and also as a Musical Director.
Last year she graduated with a Masters degree in Solo Performance from RCM North. She has performed at the Wigmore Hall and has won several prestigious awards.
Earlier this year, Sarah played the Countess in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, a show which attracted a packed house.
Hardly surprising that the combination of an opera favourite such as Mozart’s Figaro and a cast which included a singer so well known in the area, should prove a big hit.
Sarah’s progress in the musical world has long been followed by her fans in Huddersfield.
She grew up in the Holme Valley, played in a brass band in the area, won the Kirklees Young Musician award at the Mrs Sunderland Music Festival and has appeared as a soprano soloist with many local choirs.
Now she’s made that move into the professional world of singing and it will be good to see her back on stage in the town along with other young opera singers.
Everything is sung in English and the emphasis is firmly on enjoyment. Volunteers will even get a chance to join in the famous Tavern scene from Bizet’s Carmen and enjoy the famous Toreador song in close company with the exotic, and slightly dangerous company of Carmen and her friends!
There will also be music from Mozart’s Magic Flute and Verdi’s La Traviata.
The New Mill Male Voice Choir will be singing their own pieces and are looking forward to joining the opera company in some well- known choruses.
It all promises a night to remember. Tickets from ï¿½10 from the Huddersfield Town Hall Box office direct or online