HE IS the man to brighten any winter lunchtime with a mix of dazzling musical skills and good humour.
Join Gordon Stewart at Huddersfield Town Hall on January 16 and you will not only have your spirits lifted by some thrilling music, you may well get to chat with him over lunch.
Dr Stewart, to give him his proper title, has long been Kirklees Borough Organist and has built up a real following for lunchtime concerts.
But he’s also been a constant and influential presence when it comes to the Kirklees Orchestral Season. Opera North manages that season and the programme is driven by concerts manager Dougie Scarfe but with a dash of the wit and musical wisdom of Gordon Stewart thrown in for good measure.
Gordon often begins his lunchtime concert recitals at Huddersfield Town Hall by joining those who opt to lunch first in the building’s Old Court Room.
It’s part of the strong bond he has built with loyal audiences over the years and gives him, and them, the chance to talk about what they are there for – and that’s music.
On Monday, January 16 at 1pm, Gordon will be back playing the Town Hall’s Father Willis organ.
In this first concert of 2012, his programme will include music by P J Mansfield, J Pachelbel, J S Bach, R Cockroft, C Franck and A Renaud.
Tickets are £5 (£3.50 concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices, tel 01484 223200. Lunches from noon.