STIRRING music from a top band and a leading male voice choir.
It’s a fresh new look for the first of this year’s traditional massed bands format from Brighouse and Rastrick Band, who last November were once again crowned brass ‘entertainment champions’ of the UK.
The band has spring- cleaned its massed band format, which usually sees its players twinned with another top-calibre band. For its opening concert at Huddersfield Town Hall in March they band has invited Colne Valley Male Voice Choir to share the stage.
The choir is a good match for the band, being in similar buoyant form. The singers have just had a great year under the leadership of conductor Thom Meredith.
This time last year they picked up prizes at the Mrs Sunderland Music Festival. They were second in the prizewinners’ challenge and won the male voice and the Kirklees choir classes.
But perhaps more rewarding still was their success at the Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival, where they came first and were judged overall best choir.
Band and choir are putting the finishing touches to the programme for the concert on March 29. It is expected to include popular items such as March Of The Peers and Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 16, at Fawcett’s Stationers, Commercial Street, Brighouse (10am until noon), then from February 20 at all Kirklees booking offices (ring the Huddersfield one at 01484 223200).