By Andy Hirst, Special Correspondent

It’s the chance to sing with one of the best choirs in the world … in your own lounge. 

For Huddersfield Choral Society is offering a free choral workshop on the Mozart Requiem this Saturday (Feb 20) and as it’s online it means anyone in the world can join in. 

So far 560 singers have signed up from Los Angeles to Liversedge and from Taiwan to Todmorden, proving that Huddersfield Choral Society is a brand recognised across the world. 

The event is the first online workshop Huddersfield Choral Society has ever staged and will run from 1pm to 4pm. 

Huddersfield Choral Society sponsorship secretary Sir John Harman said: “For singers the lockdown has imposed a year of silence and the workshop is a great opportunity to forget the restrictions for an afternoon at least.

“This online workshop promises to be a fruitful afternoon of choral adventure from the comfort of your own homes.”

The three-hour workshop will be led by Huddersfield Choral Society’s director, Gregory Batsleer.

Throughout the afternoon singers will spend time getting underneath the skin of the well-known and frequently performed Mozart Requiem.

The session will feature input from the choir’s vocal coach, Joyce Tindsley. She will lead the warm-up at the beginning of the session and provide some useful tips and advice on vocal technique.

Internationally-renowned baritone Roderick Williams will also talk about his illustrious career, as well as giving his thoughts on the place of choral music in contemporary culture. In 2016 he won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Singer of the Year award.

To join them, all you have to do is follow this EventBrite link

Written by former Huddersfield Examiner Head of Content Andy Hirst who now runs his own Huddersfield-based agency AH! PR specialising in press releases, blogging and copywriting for business in Yorkshire and across the UK.