2021/22 Kirklees Concert Season Announced
World-class music is heading to our town halls once again after a year of silence. Last week saw the launch of the 2021-22 brochure for the Kirklees Concert Season! If like us you’ve missed our live performances, or if you have never been to one before, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.
After a year of virtual concerts, we are excited to welcome you back to Dewsbury and Huddersfield town halls. The safety and comfort of our audiences, artists and staff are our top priority. We will be following the latest government guidance, and you can find the COVID-19 guidance on our website which we hope gives you peace of mind.
Here are some of this season’s highlights – you can see everything in the full brochure.
The sound of the Orchestra of Opera North will once again fill Huddersfield Town Hall as they perform a magnificent programme including a belated birthday celebration for Beethoven, Elgar’s ‘Enigma Variations, and The Snail and the Whale – a double bill of Donaldson and Axel Scheffler animations.
Lunchtime Chamber Concerts
As part of the Chamber Lunchtime Concerts, see small ensembles from Opera North take to the stage of Dewsbury Town Hall. Highlights of the season include the return of award-winning Leeds-based sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun, The Café Band bringing a mix of old and new favourites, and the season concludes with a warm farewell to Leader David Greed.
Lunchtime Organ Concerts
New Guest Curator, David Pipe is at the helm of this year’s Monday lunchtime concerts on Huddersfield Town Hall’s famous Father Willis organ. The season includes guest debuts, a mixture of contemporary and traditional works, and a farewell concert by Gordon Stewart, who retired as Kirklees Borough Organist last year after over 30 years with us. However, this concert also welcomes him back in his new role as Organist Emeritus!
The much loved University of Huddersfield Christmas Brass Band will also return to both Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Halls with a festive extravaganza as part of the lunchtime concert series.
Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees, said:
“We’re excited to welcome audiences back to Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Halls for some fantastic performances in a variety of genres. The last 18 months have been tough, but we hope that the return of live music in Kirklees is another step back towards normality.
“We are really proud of the quality and diversity of the music across the borough. I hope people are able to join us in celebrating what Kirklees has to offer as we build up to the Year of Music in 2023 which will see more live performances than ever before!”
The safety and comfort of audiences, artists and staff are the council’s top priority with both venues providing Covid guidance at point of entry but will also be available when booking.
Like what you see? See what’s on and book your tickets today. There is even the option to subscribe and save with subscriber tickets also on sale for the Orchestral Season, Lunchtime Organ Concerts and Lunchtime Chamber Concerts.