THREE major composers are to be celebrated at Huddersfield Singers’ Easter concert.
The Singers will perform works by Handel, Haydn and Henry Purcell at St Paul’s Hall on April 4.
The concert, entitled Anniversaries, will begin with Purcell – the joyous ode for St Cecilia’s Day, 1683, Welcome To All The Pleasures and the anthem O Sing Unto The Lord.
Each piece will have extended sections for the strings and for the soloists.
Handel will be represented by the solo cantata Salve Regina, with soprano soloist Elly Bosworth.
The Singers will also perform his Concerto in B flat, Op.6 no 7.
This will feature the string band, directed by Duncan Druce.
Before and after the interval comes Josef Haydn.
Firstly the scintillating Little Organ Mass, with extended solos for organ and soprano in its Benedictus and then the dramatic offertory Insanae et vanae curae, adapted from a storm chorus from one of his operas.
The programme will close with more Purcell.
During the performance, the choir will be joined by vocal soloists soprano Elly Bosworth, mezzo Jenni Wohlman, contralto Pam Sykes, tenor Matthew Pollard and bass-baritone Robert O’Connell, as well as by a string ensemble led by Duncan Druce and Tom Moore at the organ.
The concert will be conducted by Philip Honnor.
The performance will begin at 7.30pm.
Tickets, priced £10 or £9 for concessions, will be available on (01484) 315064 or on the door.