HUDDERSFIELD Choral Society is gearing up for the festive season.
The schedule starts tomorrow at the Harrogate International Centre, with Christmas Presence, a spectacular concert featuring the Hallé Orchestra and the Cantamus Girls' Choir from Nottingham.
Wyn Davies is the conductor and Jamaican-born international soloist Sir Willard White, one of the world's great bass singers, will feature.
Coming up soon after Harrogate are the two Christmas concerts at Huddersfield Town Hall on Thursday December 9 and Friday, December 10, featuring the Sellers International Band.
Brian Kay will conduct the choir and Simon Lindley will be the organist.
Geoff Richards, the well-known Cornish composer and arranger, has written two new pieces for the choral society and Sellers International Band: a stirring arrangement of the Christmas hymn Christians Awake! (which is always sung before the Choral's Messiah performances) and a medley of Christmas tunes.
Sellers International Band will be featuring numbers from their new CD Somewhere In Time, as well as old favourites.
The concerts start at 7.30pm and tickets are available from the Albion Street information office (01484 223200).