One of Huddersfield’s leading musicians, Joseph Cullen, is still waiting to hear when he will next appear in court to face sex charges.
Cullen, 54, was suspended as chorus master with Huddersfield Choral Society when the allegations emerged in September.
He was arrested and charged with two counts of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour and appeared at a private hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court.
Glasgow-born Cullen, who now lives in West Yorkshire, is renowned across the UK for his musical talent.
During his career he has worked at schools, colleges and conservatories around the country and was the first full-time director of music at Leeds Cathedral from 1988 to 1993.
Cullen last appeared in court on September 8 on petition and was granted bail. Under Scottish law the prosecution has 180 days to prepare the case against him.
A spokesman for the Procurator Fiscal said no further dates had yet been set.
It is understood Cullen made no plea or declaration to the charges when he appeared in court.
Cullen has an impressive musical CV and won two Grammy Awards for his work as director of the London Symphony Chorus and has conducted many orchestras including the Northern Sinfonia, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Orchestra of Opera North.
At just nine years old he won a scholarship to study the violin and piano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Locally, Cullen had been involved with Huddersfield Choral Society since 1999 and had helped young musicians at Huddersfield’s annual Mrs Sunderland Festival.
In September a press release posted on the society’s website said that Cullen had been suspended to “protect the interests” of the society pending the outcome of the legal case.
The society’s general secretary Jeremy Garside added: “The society is not aware of any instances of misconduct during Mr Cullen’s association with the choir.”