The Kirklees Concert Season is a unique partnership between Kirklees Council and Opera North in which the Orchestra of Opera North brings world class music to Kirklees with its sumptuous orchestral concerts and uplifting chamber concerts. Together with our series of relaxed and friendly organ concerts, we deliver a world-class programme of concerts to Dewsbury and Huddersfield Town Halls.

After missing a full season, we are delighted that the 2021-22 Kirklees Concert Season brings you a full programme of orchestral, chamber and organ concerts, including the much loved Huddersfield University Brass Band Christmas Concerts which return as part of the lunchtime series. The Season brings us ever closer to the Kirklees Year of Music 2023 which will put Kirklees and our partners firmly on the musical map and will establish Kirklees as a cultural centre for all forms of music - visit Year of Music to find out more.

Single tickets for the Kirklees Concert Season 2021-22 are now on general sale. Please note Subscriber tickets for the Orchestral Season can be booked until 23 September, for the Lunchtime Organ Concerts until 20 September and for the Lunchtime Chamber concerts until 15 September. For more information contact the Town Hall Box Office 01484 225755.

Gordon Stewart
Der Rosenkavalier

Organ concerts

Under new Guest Curator David Pipe, Monday lunchtime concerts on Huddersfield Town Hall's famous Father Willis organ include guest debuts, works by contemporary composers alongside more traditional repertoire, and the return of former Borough Organist Dr Gordon Stewart.

David Pipe is Cathedral Organist for the Diocese of Leeds and is also Artistic Director of the Leeds International Organ Festival and Head of Organ Studies at the University of Huddersfield. Acknowledging the loyalty and sense of community inspired by the Organ Concert Season, and with Kirklees Year of Music approaching in 2023, David and the Council will work with audiences to determine the best course for the long-term programme for Huddersfield Town Hall's famous Father Willis organ, which dates back to 1860.

The series of online concerts recorded by Dr Gordon Stewart and first streamed between September and December 2020 are still available to watch/listen to.

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Orchestral season

The Orchestra of Opera North's adventurous programme at Huddersfield Town Hall for 2021-22 ranges from a belated birthday celebration for Beethoven, to the drama and dissonance of the twentieth century, to a world premiere and new commissions from emerging composers. Chamber concerts with small ensembles from the Orchestra return to Dewsbury Town Hall on Wednesday lunchtimes, concluding with a warm farewell to Leader David Greed.

A specially recorded concert celebrating the announcement of the new season sees the Orchestra joined by Ian Buckle for Mozart's Piano Concerto No.14, and by Jack Liebeck, sharing solo duties with David Greed, in Bach's Double Violin Concerto and is available now to watch for free at Kirklees Season Launch Concert - Opera North ONDemand