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Huddersfield Choirs' Summer Concert

2nd July 2018

Huddersfield Choirs' Summer Concert

'Cuncti simus concanentes...' sang Huddersfield Boys' Choir in just one of the varied and unusual pieces of repertoire chosen by Choral Director Lucy Appleyard for the annual gala concert in St Patrick's Church. 


True to their word, the choirs did '...all sing together', as well as with their own groups, as the Huddersfield Youth Choir, the Boys' and the Girls' Choirs performed a programme of choral music interspersed with three organ solos from Josh and Kyle Davies and Alfie Brodzinski, who are learning as part of the Diocese of Leeds Organists' Training Programme.


All those who attended were rewarded with the Choirs' superb renditions of challenging and contrasting repertoire written between the 14th and 21st centuries, including a small number of very moving and sensitively-performed secular pieces as well as traditional sacred and gospel music.


The Huddersfield Girls' Choir, fresh from their successful debut on BBC Radio 4's 'Daily Service' last week, sang the three pieces which can still be heard on iPlayer via this link:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b84dhv


Lucy Appleyard thanked all the parents who encourage and enable their children's participation, as well as chaperones and colleague Charlotte Kitson, who conducts the BKCAT Choirs in Wakefield and Pontefract, who helped on the day.


The accompanists were St Patrick's Organist, Malcolm Hinchliffe and Leeds Cathedral Assistant Organist, Caius Lee, who was commended by Parish Priest and fellow organist, Canon Ian Smith, for his dedication and fine example as Caius prepares to take up an organ scholarship at St Catherine's College, Cambridge later this year.