Yorkshire Regiment performs music extravaganza at Huddersfield Town Hall


Music lovers young and old are in for a treat this November when Huddersfield plays host to the band of the Yorkshire Regiment. With a combination of music from well – known films, rat pack crooner Frank Sinatra and some original military pieces – there is sure to be something for everyone.

This Festival of Remembrance concert aims to raise money for three charities: The Mayor of Kirklees chosen charity – Diabetes UK, The Royal British Legion and Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Trust.

Special guests

The concert will feature a number of special guests including: Scots Guards Association Pipers, Violinist Mark Ostyn and Organist Dr Gordon Stewart, as well as a number of soloists from the band itself.

The band’s Director of Music Captain CE Clegg Vocal has arranged a piece of music especially for the event, which he has called “Here’s to the Heroes”. There will also be a xylophone and vibraphone solo called “Robin Harry”.

This spectacular evening starts with a performance of “Vivat Regina” by Laurie Johnson in celebration of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Film lover? You are sure to be entranced by music from Lawrence of Arabia, Schindler’s List, and Last of the Mohicans.

The concert also includes some pieces to celebrating 100 years since the birth of Frank Sinatra.

Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Paul Kane said:

I am looking forward to welcoming the Yorkshire Regiment to the Town Hall, they already have freedom of Huddersfield and this concert will give their band the opportunity to perform to the ever welcoming Kirklees crowds. The concert is sure to be entertaining and will also hopefully raise some money for some worthwhile charities, including my own chosen charity Diabetes UK.

For the first time ever, I believe, we will be releasing poppy petals from the concert hall ceiling during the silence, similar to the event at the Royal Albert Hall.”

The concert takes place at Huddersfield Town Hall on Friday 6 November at 7.15pm

More info

If you’re interested in this one off musical extravaganza for three very good causes we encourage you to book a ticket as soon as possible.

Tickets cost £10 and are available on the Town Hall’s website, at from the Box Office located in Huddersfield Library, or by telephoning 01484 223200.

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