Singing with Huddersfield Choral Society.
We’re very fortunate in the Huddersfield Choral Society to have a consistently large singing membership with a wide range of age and experience in all sections.
Some members have been in the choir for over 50 years, some only a few months, but with its wonderful camaraderie and sense of fun, all feel part of this great Society.
As we strive to uphold and continually renew a proud tradition of choral singing and accept more and more prestigious engagements, the need to maintain high standards continues.
Although we have a core membership of long serving singers, the nature of today’s society means that there are also members who may only stay with us for a short period of time and, with regret, have to leave for pastures new.
These singers need to be replaced if we are to maintain the quality of the “Huddersfield Sound”; therefore we have a continuous recruitment programme
Why join us?
As well as our own subscription concert series in Huddersfield Town Hall we are frequently invited to participate in high-profile projects both in the UK and abroad. In March 2013 we performed Britten's War Requiem with the Orquesta Sinfonica Castilla Y Leon and tenor Ian Bostridge in Valladolid, Spain.
Recent BBC Proms performances include Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony in 2011, and both Berlioz's Grande Messe des Mortes and the BBC Desert Island Discs Prom (with soloists Bryn Terfel and Ailish Tynan) in 2012.
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 isto 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 can’t help but smile"
Membership is by audition where you will be asked to sing a prepared piece of your choice; sing from a vocal score to assess your learning ability; and carry out a couple of straightforward aural tests.
There is no doubt that having joined the Choral, an individual’s singing and musicality tends to improve with practice. For that reason we recruit many singers in whom we can hear the potential to meet those high standards. We aim to make the audition process as relaxed as possible, and there is an opportunity to join us for a couple of rehearsals before auditioning.
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.