By Val Javin

For an early taste of summer sunshine, head for a concert featuring singers and musicians from two of Huddersfield’s many music groups.

Marsh Ladies Choir and big band Sundown Swing are combining their musical talents once again, this time in a concert at Central Methodist Church in Brighouse on Saturday May 18 at 7.15pm.

Together they have decided to Sing ‘N’ Swing Into Summer with a programme packed with sunny melodies.

Concert hosts Marsh Ladies Choir has dipped into the musical songbook with favourites by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin and even Simon and Garfunkel.

Alan Jay Lerner’s lyrics will sing out in On A Clear Day and you can join in A Million Dreams from the hit musical, The Greatest Showman.

With musical director Ian Abbott conducting and Kim Kaye accompanying the singers, the choir will also be sharing Musica Dei, a choral song celebrating what better than the gift of music.

Guests Sundown Swing, an experienced line-up of musicians drawn from the ranks of brass bands, concert bands and amateur orchestras, will once again share its unmistakeable big band sound with an accent on swing but with the added sounds of Latin, waltz and bosa nova style music.

Hear the band play the music of Gershwin, of Glenn Miller as well as songs made famous by the voices of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

And to sign off an evening of pure sunshine, the choir and band will join forces – and Abba – to say Thank You For The Music.

If that sounds like a great way to head into summer then tickets (£10 or £5 for under 12s) are available on 07712 767041 or you can pay on the door.


What’s On in Huddersfield in May 2024 with concerts, shows, music, street food and great vibes