It will be a golden summer afternoon that lingers long in the memories of Huddersfield’s musical families.
A major concert, showcasing the talents of the area’s young musicians and singers, is being planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the town’s fundraising committee for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Around 200 youngsters will take to the stage of Huddersfield Town Hall on Sunday, June 15 - three choirs, two bands and four soloists in total - with a programme of singalong music for all ages.
Norman Mellor, golden jubilee concert organiser and a past chairman of Honley Male Voice Choir, said it would be the third concert in four years planned by the Huddersfield committee of YCR.
The previous two netted around £15,000 for the organisation, which is the largest regional medical charity in the UK.
“We don’t expect to make quite as much from this one,” he said, “because we want this to be a family event and we’ve cut the ticket prices so that whole families can come along - and there are concessions for the under 16s.”
The event will feature Lindley Junior School’s award-winning choir; the Huddersfield Choral Juniors and Colne Valley Boys; with the Hade Edge Junior Band and Hammond’s Youth Band. The soloists will be pianist Lydia Wyatt; violist Thomas Broadbent; saxophonist Cameron Woodhead and Aaron Godfrey Wood on the cornet.
Yet to be finalised, the musical programme will feature the moving pop ballad ‘Believe’ by Lin Marsh and the iconic ‘Thank You For The Music’ from timeless supergroup ABBA.
The YCR charity fundraisers locally and donates to Yorkshire teaching hospitals involved in cancer research. In the past half century it has raised a total of £1.4m and received bequests worth a further £1. 8m.
Tickets for the concert will be from £3 to £10, available from the town hall box office 01484 223200.
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