BIG band fans are in for a treat later this month when Leeds College of Music Big Band plays at Thornhill Parish Church.
The band, which has a big reputation as well as a big sound, is at the church on February 27 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £7 with concessions at £6. Children can attend free with an adult. Call 01924 465329.
l THERE’S a concert of sacred choral classics at Thornhill Parish Church on March 14.
The music will be by Dr Simon Lindley and the St Peter’s Singers from Leeds Parish Church.
Tickets are £7 and £6 concessions from Thornhill Newsagents or on 01924 465329. Children accompanied by an adult go free.
l THE Pennine Singers are the latest guests in the series of monthly concerts at Salendine Nook Baptist Church.
The Singers, conducted by their musical director Gareth Beaumont, will be singing at the church on February 21. The evening’s programme will include contributions from a number of guests.
l FOR a taste of Mardi Gras head for Holmfirth next weekend.
On February 20, the nearest Friday to Mardi Gras, one of the world’s most famous carnival events, there will be an evening of Jambalaya, jazz and Mardi Gras at Penny Lane Pantry.
Four musicians from Holmfirth-based jazz group, the New Orleans Wiggle, will be playing at the Pantry which is behind the Parish Church.
With them will be vocalist Carolyn Hilton.
There will be a three course meal in the style of the southern United States and the music will have the same sort of flavour.
The musicians will not only play but will explain something of the traditions behind New Orleans’ style jazz.
And diners might even be invited to join in and sing for their supper!
The event is the latest in a series of events in the Holmfirth Arts Festival calendar which has linked food and music.
Two previous pasta and opera evenings have been sell-outs and now the tempo changes to jazz and carnival.
Tickets are £25 from Neil on 01484 688151