JOIN Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra tomorrow for a Christmas celebration.

The concert at Huddersfield Parish Church is one of five that the orchestra is playing this season.

Three are in the town hall and two are in the more intimate confines of the parish church.

The idea is to give more opportunities to showcase the orchestra in different settings and tomorrow’s concert will feature soloists from among the playing membership.

The concert opens with Rossini’s Overture, The Italian Girl in Algiers.

The programme continues with two pieces by Handel, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and The Trumpet Shall Sound from his oratorio, Messiah.

The orchestra has also chosen to play Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 4, known as The Italian.

The concert will be conducted by Nicholas Smith, the orchestra leader is Mary Barber and the soloists will be David Owen Lewis and Mike Briggs.

There will be Christmas carols and the audience will be invited to join the orchestra in mince pies and a glass of wine.

Tickets are available on the door at £10 (£8 concessions) or in advance on 01484 844883 or 01924 445718. The concert begins at 7.30pm.

The Philharmonic’s next Town Hall concert is on February 9 when the programme includes music by Wagner and Bruckner.