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 Kirklees Concert Season runs from September until April each year. The 2021-22 has now finished and the 2022-23 Season is currently being planned.

We were delighted to be able to deliver a full Kirklees Concert Season in 2021-22 having had to cancel the 2020-21 Season due to the outbreak of COVID-19 - it has been just wonderful to bring music back into both Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Halls.

The 2022-23 Season brings us into the Kirklees Year of Music 2023 during which time there will be some special additions to the regular Concert Season! The Kirklees Year of Music 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 the website to find out all about this special year, what is going on and how you can get involved.

Full details of the 2022-23 Kirklees Concert Season will be made available here as soon as they are available. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact the Box Office on 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