WHAT better way for a musical organisation to celebrate a big birthday than to get others singing?
And that’s what Huddersfield Choral Society is doing in the coming weeks. And they can’t wait.
It’s taken tons of planning and lots of co-operation between the Choral, other choirs and schools to get their big sing-ins organised.
But now there’s a huge buzz about two events coming up at Huddersfield Town Hall. Two events that prove what music is all about. That it’s fun, inclusive and that anyone can do it. And better still if you are willing to give it a shot, there are plenty of people willing to help.
Next Friday, 770 boys from 40 schools, yes that’s 40 schools, across Kirklees will be descending on the Town Hall to see just how exciting singing is.
Thom Meredith will be the man in charge of Sing Up for the Boys. And if he can’t get you singing with a smile on your face, no-one can.
When they arrive they will find chaps from the Choral and from most of the male voice choirs across the area, all ready with their sleeves up and into their singing. Members of Colne Valley, Honley, Skelmanthorpe, Gledholt and New Mill have all volunteered to get the next generation singing. They do it because it’s fun!
The other person who won’t be kept away is the Mayor, Clr Andrew Palfreyman who will be joining in because he too loves to sing.
On March 23, the Town Hall will once again be bursting with sound. Sue Hollingworth will be running Choral Explosion, this time with 1,000 young singers involved including, sorry boys - girls.
Lindley Boys’ Choir and Scissett Middle Schools’ boys’ group Only Boys Aloud are getting involved in the workshop and there will be a concert in the hall for parents later that day.
These very special workshops have been devised in partnership with the Mrs Sunderland Music Festival and with Kirklees Learning Services.
Hats off to all of them and of course, the Choral.