HOLMFIRTH Choral Society is back on the concert platform with a new programme for spring.
The concert at Holmfirth Civic Hall is on Saturday, March 20 (7.15pm) and features the Choral plus the Valley Sinfonia.
Dr Geoffrey Lockwood will conduct and the soloists will be a trio of the best known singers in the area.
They include soprano Stephanie Ball, Rowena Burton and Thom Meredith, head of Kirklees Music School.
Stephanie’s singing career blossomed when she sang with Huddersfield Choral Society Youth Choir. She graduated from Huddersfield University with a degree in music and it is more than 10 years since Stephanie became the Kirklees Young Musician of the Year.
Rowena is another talented young singer, this time a mezzo. She continues to be much in demand for concert work and just weeks ago braved the snow to appear in concert in Marsden with Colne Valley Male Voice Choir who are conducted by Thom.
The concert by Holmfirth Choral will feature Hummel’s First Mass and Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art.
“The Hummel piece is a delightful setting of the familiar words of the Mass, much in the style of Haydn, so if you enjoy Haydn's Creation, you will certainly like this music,” said Dr Lockwood.
“The other piece sees Purcell in joyful mood celebrating Queen Mary’s birthday and containing the well-known duet, Sound the Trumpet.”
The orchestra will contribute a trumpet sonata by Purcell, and the soloists will also perform other items.
Tickets at the door or phone 01484 687643.
Dr Lockwood will be back in action on Friday, April 2, conducting the choir at Christ Church, New Mill, in a service of music and words for Good Friday.
The event will include music in a range of styles as well as some of the more traditional hymns and starts at 7.30pm.