Huddersfield Choral Society is to perform as part of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The society, now known as Huddersfield Choral, is performing in Prom 57: Fantasy, Myths and Legends on Monday August 28, in a concert featuring some of the most famous fantasy soundtracks from TV, film and gaming such as Game of Thrones, Good Omens, His Dark Materials, Star Wars and World of Warcraft.

Huddersfield Choral was established in 1836 and is one of the oldest and most respected large choirs in the world.

The choir has performed and won an international reputation well beyond its West Yorkshire roots, with a string of acclaimed recordings.

The BBC team approached Huddersfield Choral at quite short notice, confident that they would be able to perform to an exceptional standard in one of the world’s most renowned music festivals.

Themes from the world of fantasy TV, film and gaming may not be the choir’s usual fare but they are excited to perform more contemporary pieces with their distinctive sound.

Jane Sargent, chair of the choir said: “We are very flattered and excited by the late invitation to perform at the BBC Proms.

“The choir has performed there many times and yet each performance is special and unique. It will be a long day for the choir, getting back home at 3 o’clock in the morning but it’s certain to be a highlight of our season.”

The choir is now rehearsing ahead of its performance and looks forward to representing Huddersfield and Yorkshire on a world stage.

Tickets are sold out but you can listen to the concert live on BBC Radio 3 and watch it on BBC although full details of when and where it will be broadcast are still to be announced. More details can be found at the webpage for Prom 57 on the BBC.

Huddersfield Choral will kick off their 2023-24 season of concerts on November 4 with a performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 at Huddersfield Town Hall.

Details of this and all other concerts throughout the season can be found on their website