THERE will be some familiar faces among the soloists at this year’s Huddersfield Methodist Choir Messiah.
The choir is delighted to welcome back tenor Jason Darnell, who sang with it in its performance last year of Handel’s much-loved oratorio.
The welcome at the Town Hall will extend to the other three soloists, all of who are well known to local music audiences.
Bass Nigel Cliffe (pictured) began his singing in Huddersfield before making a professional career in music.
He studied in the area before training at the Royal Academy of Music.
He is a member of the Royal Opera House Chorus and is also much in demand to sing the kind of oratorio work which brings him back here.
Alongside him in the concert on December 4 (7.15pm) will be Huddersfield mezzo Jane Hobson.
As well as endless singing commitments, including membership of Huddersfield Choral Society, Jane works tirelessly, using her singing talents to raise money for a variety of charities.
The soprano will be Sarah Ogden, who is also a talented brass player.
She has been in the spotlight after a number of festival wins.
The conductor is Alan Brierley, with Simon Lindley as organist, Mike Briggs on trumpet and Carol Stephens on timpani.
Tickets from Mrs L Rhodes on 01484 542257 or Mrs K Wilkinson 01484 512428