SINGERS from Huddersfield and Reigate unite in a concert tomorrow proving that music crosses all manner of boundaries.
Huddersfield Singers, conducted by Philip Honnor, will join forces once again with Reigate Grammar School Parents and Friends Society for a concert at St Paul’s Hall in Huddersfield at 7.30pm.
This musical twinning arrangement came about three years ago through personal contacts within the two choirs.
The Reigate singers visited Huddersfield in 2007 to sing Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle with their Huddersfield counterparts.
Tomorrow’s concert will feature the Mass in C Minor by Mozart and Fauré’s Requiem.
The four vocal soloists will include three of the quartet who appeared in the previous twinned concert.
They are Sarah Ogden, the much praised young soprano who is a former Kirklees Young Musician of the Year, Matthew Pollard (tenor) and Robert O’Connell (bass/baritone).
Joining them will be soprano Anna Trent, a Huddersfield University music graduate who has appeared in many Gilbert and Sullivan productions.
Sarah now teaches voice full time at Kirklees Music School and conducts Hade Edge Community Choir. Later this year she will take over as musical director of Denby Dale Ladies Choir.
Matthew, who has been singing since he was six, is a member of Huddersfield Singers and Robert is a singing teacher at Wakefield Girls’ High School.
The organist will be Richard Hare, a music teacher at Reigate Grammar School who is also a freelance accompanist.