Last Night of the Proms – Mayor’s charity concert

last night of the proms

Music fans are being invited to celebrate the reopening of Huddersfield Town Hall at a Last Night of the Proms extravaganza on Friday 23 September.

last night of the proms

The concert will be performed by Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Guy and feature soloist Thom Meredith.  Thom Meredith is Principal of Musica Kirklees (the new name for what was Kirklees Music School).  The show will deliver a line-up of music and singing that is sure to delight all ages.

The evening, which is in aid of the Mayor’s charity, The Royal British Legion is sponsored by The Old Colonial pub, Mirfield and many other local businesses across Kirklees.

The programme for the evening includes some well-known pieces including Land of Hope and Glory (Edward Elgar); and Jerusalem (Hubert Parry).

There will also be scores from well-known films and musicals including the Harry Potter Symphonic Suite (John Williams); Bring Him Home from Les Miserables (Claude-Michel Schoenberg); and Stars from the same musical. There will also be performances of The Toreadors Song from Carmen (Georges Bizet) and the West Side Story Suite (Leonard Bernstein).

In addition, there will be Henry Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs and Edward Elgar’s Overture – Cockaigne.

The Mayor’s thoughts on the last night of the proms concert

Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Jim Dodds said:

“It’s an honour and it gives me great pleasure to know that this event will be one of the first concerts to re-open Huddersfield Town Hall’s Concert Hall.’

“The Town Hall is a splendid building and one that we are all very proud of in Kirklees. The Last Night of the Proms, with its programme of music to appeal to all ages is one of many events taking place throughout my year as Mayor.’

“The evening, which will be full of music and singing, with a confetti shower during the finale, will act as a very fitting opening ceremony.’

“I cannot thank the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Guy and Thom Meredith enough for giving up their time in support of The Royal British Legion, which is my chosen charity.”

Tickets cost from £5 to £15 and are available from Kirklees Town Halls Box Office: 01484 225755 or online at


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