And festival-goers can expect to hear the hits of Frozen, such as “Let It Go”, and other Disney classics alongside more traditional piano, violin and choral works.
New classes for next year’s festival include the Magic of Walt Disney, which will allow dozens of youngsters to sing their favourites.
The 127-year-old music festival offers choirs, singers, musicians and poets the chance to perform and compete for prizes.
For the first time organisers have hosted a launch event at Huddersfield Town Hall to whet the appetite of music lovers.
Other new classes for 2016 are a jazz class, open to solo singers and instrumentalists, and Master Classes for “Aspiring singers” who have not won at a Mrs Sunderland festival before.
Chairman Ray Brown said: “We are very much reaching out with our educational and development heritage to provide opportunities for all ages to gain the advantages of participation in the arts. To this aim we have introduced more workshops.
“Sing, Swing and Sign is for children who will be taught in advance of the workshop songs and signing, for the deaf. The children will be able bodied on the whole and will have a new skill, plus an awareness of children with hearing difficulties. The workshop is being run by Thom Meredith and Paul Whittaker OBE. 600 children have already booked to attend.
“Another is The Armed Man by Sir Karl Jenkins. A full days workshop for adults followed by a performance with a symphony orchestra and soloists. Thom Meredith will be leading this huge event will comprise of a 280 strong choir.
“Lastly we have a special needs workshop. Special needs schools have been invited to attend this growing event which this year will host five schools and next year seven.”
The syllabus for competitive classes has now been published and entries can be made for the festival, which is at the town hall form February 18 – 27.
At the launch night Kirklees Mayor Clr Paul Kane presented an Honorary Life Membership certificate to J Michael Hampshire who is retiring after more than 30 years of involvement with the festival and chairman for the past 12 years. An Honorary Life Membership certificate was also given to Mrs Jesse Jameson whose life has been dedicated to the festival, most recently as chairman and president.