Who are Huddersfield Choral Society?
Huddersfield Choral Society strive to uphold and continually renew a proud tradition of choral singing. Our 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 Handel's Messiah. The choir is frequently invited to participate in high-profile projects both in the UK and abroad. Earlier this year, we performed Britten's War Requiem with the Orquesta Sinfonica Castilla Y Leon and tenor Ian Bostridge in Valladolid, Spain.
Our recent BBC Proms performances include Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony in 2011, and both Berlioz's Grande Messe des Mortes and the BBC Desert Islands Disc Prom (with soloists Bryn Terfel and Ailish Tynan) in 2012.
Why join us?
Here are testimonies from some of our singing members:
"I would happily give up every Friday just to sing with the choral; what a joy it is to perform with such talented singers"
"Goosebumps every time we perform"
"'It takes me to a place that only other members will understand; it lifts you and even if you feel low as soon as we all sing you are miraculously energised and cant help but smile"
To join our wonderful choir, it is necessary to pass an audition. At your audition you will be allowed to warm up with some scales or arpeggios and then asked to sing a prepared piece of your choice, to finish you will be asked to perform basic aural tests and a sight-read test. We hold auditions throughout the year with further re-auditions for the full choir every three years to ensure that the choral maintains its high standards.
We meet to rehearse every Friday between 7.15 and 9.30pm in Greenhead College, Huddersfield,
For more information on joining Huddersfield Choral Society, please contact the Recruitment Officer Gaynor Haliday:
01484 667 849 (home)
07539 468 454 (mobile)
To apply for membership please complete the application form.