IF YOU are in the audience for Holmfirth Choral Society’s next concert at the Civic Hall you are in for a treat.
For according to the choir’s conductor, Ken Rothery, the concert’s main work, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, contains some spectacular music for the soprano soloist, Julia Morley (pictured), perhaps better known to many local music enthusiasts as Julia Mann.
The concert, on Saturday, March 15 (7.15pm), will also feature popular baritone soloist Nigel Rothery.
It will also introduce the Holmfirth audience to two new solo performers, Jill Taylor (mezzo-soprano) and Stephen Newlove (tenor).
In the first half of the concert the soloists will sing work by Haydn, Handel and Mozart, plus the duet from Bizet’s The Pear Fishers and Delibes’ Flower Duet from his opera Lakme.
The choir will sing two of the most popular Coronation Anthems by Handel; Zadok The Priest and The King Shall Rejoice.
The Valley Sinfonia will provide most of the accompaniments, along with Geoffrey Lockwood at the keyboard.
Tickets are £7 from Pat Steventon on 01484 687643, from Holmfirth Information Centre or on the door.