There’s nothing quite like Christmas music to get people into the festive spirit. From brass bands and youth choirs to animation with a full live orchestra – there’s something for everyone in Kirklees this Christmas. Here’s what you can look forward to.
Brass band lunchtime Christmas concerts
The University of Huddersfield Brass Band will be performing their Christmas Spectacular filled with majestic fanfares and classic carols.
You can see this lunchtime concert at Huddersfield Town Hall on Monday December 6 at 1pm and at Dewsbury Town Hall on Wednesday December 6 2021 at 12.30pm. Tickets £5 plus booking fee.
Opera North Christmas Concert
Opera’s North’s Christmas Concert returns to Dewsbury Town Hall, promising seasonal favourites including Will Todd’s Jazz Carols and music by Yorkshire-born composer Angela Morley, performed by the company’s orchestra, chorus and youth chorus, and conducted by chorus master Oliver Rundell.
Join with friends and family for an evening of music and singing at Dewsbury Town Hall on Thursday December 16 2021 at 7.30pm. Tickets £14 with concessions plus booking fee
Huddersfield Youth Choirs’ Music for Christmas
The Huddersfield Youth Choirs present a programme of Christmas music from around the world, with David Pipe at the organ.
With the hall decorated colourfully, carols for all to sing, and the beautiful voices of the young choirs joined by the grand organ, this will be a lovely way to get into the festive spirit!
Enjoy this lunchtime spectacular at Huddersfield Town Hall on Monday December 20 2021 at 1pm. Tickets £5 plus booking fee
Orchestra of Opera North – The Snail and the Whale
A double bill of much-loved Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler animations comes to Huddersfield Town Hall’s big screen along with a full, live orchestra.
A tiny snail hitches a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale for a lift around the world in The Snail and the Whale. Then happy-go-lucky Stick Man becomes separated from his family – will he make it home in time for Christmas?
Join the fun at Huddersfield Town Hall on Tuesday December 21 2021 at 6pm. Tickets £18 with concessions plus booking fee
Viennese Whirl Opera North
The Orchestra of Opera North and guests see out the year with waltzes, marches and song from the City of Music.
The Vienna Philharmonic’s famous concerts at the Musikverein have made the city, and the music of the Strauss family, synonymous with New Year celebrations.
Enjoy the return of Kirklees’ own take on the tradition at Huddersfield Town Hall – December 30 2021 – 3.30pm. Tickets £20 with concessions plus booking fee.