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 Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Halls.

The 2022-23 Season takes us into the Kirklees Year of Music 2023 and the excellent programme devised by Opera North and our Guest Curator for the Organ Series, David Pipe retains its own distinct character, whilst contributing to a year-long music initiative that celebrates the richness and diversity of Kirklees' music heritage and its music of today.

Single tickets for the Kirklees Concert Season 2022-23 go on general sale from Tuesday 5 July. Subscription packages are available and can be booked until the following dates, - for the Lunchtime Organ Concerts until Monday 12 September, for the Orchestral Season until Thursday 15 September and for the Lunchtime Chamber Concerts until Wednesday 21 September. For more information please contact the Town Hall Box Office on 01484 225755.

David Pipe
Opera North

Organ concerts

Guest Curator David Pipe has once against selected the brightest and best, to bring together an engaging series of lunchtime organ concerts at Huddersfield Town Hall. From season debuts and works by contemporary composers, to more traditional repertoire, this is certain to be a spectacular showcase for the famous Father Willis organ. Dr Gordon Stewart, Organist Emeritus will make a welcome return and the University of Huddersfield will be back with their annual Christmas Concert.

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, 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.

In his last year as Borough Organist, Dr Gordon Stewart recorded a series of on-line concerts which were streamed between September and December 2020 and are available to watch/listen at Download online organ concerts

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Orchestral season

From new commissions from emerging composers to Elgar's Violin Concerto, and Gershwin's An American in Paris, Opera North's world-class orchestral concerts return to Huddersfield Town Hall this September. Bursting with international names, including pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, and clarinettist Julian Bliss, the season features a plethora of events perfect for both seasoned concert goers and those wanting to experience orchestral music for the first time.

While away a lunchtime listening to exceptional music, as members of the Orchestra of Opera North perform intimate lunchtime chamber recitals in Dewsbury's beautiful Town Hall. They'll be joined by distinguished guests including Welsh soprano Fflur Wyn, and the santoor virtuoso Eeshar Singh. And once again the University of Huddersfield Brass Band will return with their Christmas Extravaganza.