FOR those who still haven’t caught the Christmas spirit then a concert in Dewsbury on Wednesday should be just the ticket.
The concert at Dewsbury Town Hall brings together the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North plus its newly formed Opera North Children’s Chorus making its debut here.
Add to that the musical skills, knowledge and sheer entertainment value of Gordon Stewart as compere and organist and the evening is guaranteed to be a festive one.
Gordon will be at the helm guiding the audience through a programme of classic works by Bach and Torelli as well as new and traditional carols.
The performance starts at 7.30pm and sees the live concert debut of the company’s Children’s Chorus which has 92 singers aged from 7-13 from across Yorkshire.
The youngsters have been rehearsing weekly since September and some of its members have already featured in Opera North’s autumn production of The Queen of Spades.
Together with the Chorus of Opera North, they will perform the Manchester Carols, a festive suite of new carols by choral composer Sasha Johnson Manning, with lyrics by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.
They will also sing traditional favourites Once in Royal David’s City and Hark The Herald Angels Sing.
The concert is one of the Kirklees season events and so will be preceded by A Talking Music event which will precede this concert at 6.40pm.
Tickets are from £6.50 from Kirklees Booking Offices on 01484 223200 or you can book online at www.kirklees.gov.uk/townhalls