THERE’S a big day ahead for the young musicians of the Yorkshire Youth Choir.
Next Saturday, November 7, the choir returns to Brighouse to host a day of music leading up to a public evening concert.
The event is being held at Brighouse Parish Church and St Andrew’s Junior School.
The Yorkshire Youth Choir was formed seven years ago and draws its members from across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
On Saturday the Senior Choir will be working with its tutors in St Martin’s Church preparing for the evening concert while the Training Choir goes through its paces at St Andrew’s Junior School.
For these 30 young singers aged seven to 11 drawn from local junior schools – including those in Brighouse, Rastrick, Clifton, Southowram, Northowram and Lightcliffe – there will be a chance to discover the excitement and fun of choral singing.
They will get coaching from the professionals and have a taste of just what it might be like to be part of the Yorkshire Youth Choir.
The choir has grown to 160 voices and meets for residential courses during the spring and summer holidays at venues throughout the region.
It has a wide repertoire ranging from Gabrielle to Gorecki and Mozart to the Beatles.
The choir’s artistic director is John Pryce-Jones and the singers get to work with a host of other musicians and conductors in a series of residential courses and special singing days.
Any young singers aged seven to 11 interested in getting involved in next weekend’s event can be enrolled for the special Junior Day by completing a form available from local schools or by telephoning Liz Wilde on 01422 330533.
The event will conclude with a concert by the Yorkshire Youth Choir at St Martin’s Parish Church in Brighouse at 7.30pm. Adults tickets are £10 (concessions £8) on 07860 868714.