Huddersfield’s Concert on the Hill returned in spectacular style after four years with 320 performers watched by more than 700 people.

Some of the performers were choirs – including 144 singers with Huddersfield Rock Choir – and the concert at Huddersfield Laund Hill Community Club in Salendine Nook is one of the town’s most relaxed events with people urged to take their own chairs, tables, picnics and even gazebos to watch musicians in comfort.

This year’s concert was poignant as it was in memory of Steve Metcalfe and Dave Roebuck who founded it in 1999 and then ran it every year. Both have sadly died recently.

The line-up this year featured Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir, rock band Knuckle Fuzz Rock playing hits from the 60s up to now, Huddersfield Rock Choir, Huddersfield Choral Youth Choir and Lindley School Choir, Lindley Brass Band and opera singer Nicola Mills who also rounded off the event with the band singing Jerusalem and Rule Britannia as a dramatic fireworks display lit up the night sky.

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Richard Spychalski, a prominent figure at the club, said: “Concert on the Hill was the brainchild of Dave Roebuck and Steve Metcalfe back in 1999 supported by Neil Jowett and we wanted to resurrect the event to honour them and also to show the whole community that Laund Hill Community Club is back.

“After a number of very difficult years for the club it’s back in a new form as a community club and is open to everyone whether they want to play sport, create social and wellbeing groups or simply have a drink in the bar.

“It’s a venue for the whole community and Concert on the Hill was organised for that reason. It’s been a massive success.”

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