DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Mendelssohn St Paul - Huddersfield Town Hall - 7.00pm PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START
Friday 31 October 2014
Songs of Praise recording with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - Manchester
Sunday 9 November 2014
Christmas Concert - Huddersfield Town Hall - 7.30pm
Friday 12 December 2014
Handel Messiah (Subscribers) - Huddersfield Town Hall - 7.15pm
Tuesday 16 December 2014
Handel Messiah (Public) - Huddersfield Town Hall - 7.15pm
Wednesday 17 December 2014
2014 Christmas Art Competition
Schoolchildren across Kirklees are being invited to design the front cover of our Christmas Concert programme. For details on how to enter click here
Founded in 1836, Huddersfield Choral Society has an international reputation as the UK's leading choral society, producing a unique and thrilling full-bodied ‘Huddersfield Sound’ from over 200 voices. The repertoire includes both oratorio and religious music, contemporary and commissioned works. The Society's busy schedule is centred on its own subscription concert season in Huddersfield Town Hall, including of course annual performances of Messiah. The choir also visits other major concert halls in the UK and abroad, regularly broadcasts for BBC radio and television, and has a long history of pioneering recordings.
"We strive to uphold and continually renew a proud tradition of choral singing"
Our professional colleagues are Music Director Martyn Brabbins, Deputy Chorus Master Darius Battiwalla. Rehearsal accompanist is Daniel Gordon and deputy accompanist Malcolm Hinchliffe. Our agent is Patrick Garvey Management. Susan Wilkinson directs our Junior Choirs.
Our recent performances include:
Poulenc - Gloria Orchestra of Opera North, Tecwyn Evans
Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony Orchestra of Opera North, Tecwyn Evans
Handel - Israel in Egypt Royal Northern Sinfonia, Jane Glover
Shostakovich - Symphony no.13 (Babi Yar) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
Holst - Planets London Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Renes
Vaughan Williams - Five Mystical Songs Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Orchestra of Opera North, Christopher Seaman
Verdi - Four Sacred Pieces Orchestra of Opera North, Christopher Seaman
Stanford - Stabat Mater Orchestra of Opera North, Christopher Seaman
Britten - War Requiem Castilla y Leon Symphony Orchestra, Jesus Lopez Cobos
Berlioz - Grande Messe des Mortes BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thierry Fischer
(For our full list of performances click here)
Statement concerning the position of The Huddersfield Choral Society's Chorus Master
The Huddersfield Choral Society has today suspended its Chorus Master, Joseph Cullen following his appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday during which he was charged with two counts of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour.
The Officers of The Choral Society have taken immediate steps to suspend Mr Cullen to protect the interests of The Society and its members pending the legal outcome of the allegations.
The Society is not aware of any instances of misconduct during Mr Cullen's association with the Choir and as such, has nothing more to add at this stage but will update this statement as soon as the outcome of the case is known or if anything material occurs in the meantime.
Preparations for The Society's next concert on October 31st, along with all other musical matters, will continue without interruption.
September 10, 2014