HOW better to spend a spring afternoon than with singers and musicians using their skills to raise money for a local charity?
That’s what is in store next weekend when audiences are invited to Swing Into Spring with Almondbury Ladies’ Choir, Lindley Junior School Choir and Scissett Youth Band.
The concert is at Huddersfield Parish Church at 2pm on Sunday, May 11. All the proceeds will go to Epilepsy Action Huddersfield.
For many people this will be the first opportunity to hear the voices of the junior school children from Lindley since their musical gifts won them the BBC Songs of Praise Junior School Choir of the Year award.
The choir, of eight to 11-year-olds, were announced winners at Manchester Monastery after their performance at BBC Manchester in March. A TV show has been broadcast featuring their performance.
Next weekend they will sing Rhythm Of Life, one of the pieces that impressed a prestigious panel including soprano Lesley Garrett and composer Howard Goodall.
They are also expected to sing their versions of All Things Bright and Beautiful and Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho which brought the choir victory in one of the classes at this year’s Mrs Sunderland Music Festival at Huddersfield Town Hall.
Scissett Youth Band will play pieces including The Big Top by P Lovatt-Cooper and The Magic of The Beatles arranged by C Mabon.
Almondbury Ladies’ Choir will sing everything from a spiritual to The Entertainer by Scott Joplin and Richard Graves, plus Irving Berlin’s Alexander’s Ragtime Band and a couple of items by Alan Simmons.
Something, then, for everyone and a chance to help a local charity.
Tickets are £5 from Huddersfield and Marsden information centres or from the parish church on the day.