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'CeReNeM is a community of world-leading artists and scholars who bring interdisciplinary perspectives to research in contemporary composition, performance, music technology, improvisation and sonic media. CeReNeM hosts a vibrant postgraduate programme with 50 Masters and PhD students from 18 different countries.'

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‘A competition for instrumentalists and singers, small vocal and instrumental ensembles and choirs.’ Held Mid October.

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‘An annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, taking place over 10 days and consisting of approximately 50 events – including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film – with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need. hcmf// aims to provide life-changing and unique artistic experiences to as wide an audience as possible; to be an international platform for new music and related contemporary art forms in Britain; to enthuse existing audiences and draw in new ones through adventurous programming and informed, stylish presentation, and to be an active cultural partner within the region.’ Held Mid November.

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‘Consists of a wide variety of jazz guitar enthusiasts. They follow, support, learn about and, perhaps more importantly, have the opportunity to actually play the music that they love. Playing ability varies, from the novice to full professional, and performance opportunities range from solo to duos, and larger groups. HJGS also stages occasional workshops by its professional members ... Regular projects, such as specific composers’ nights, solo guitar nights, accompaniment, improvisation etc. are features of many meetings ... and the society also funds frequent concerts by top players ... The Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Festival is a three day celebration of jazz guitar with a mixture of FREE live performances, ticketed concerts and a workshop held at various venues around Huddersfield.’ Festival held Mid June.

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‘Susannah Sunderland (nee Sykes) was a famous soprano soloist, born in Brighouse, near Huddersfield, in 1819. Her natural talent for singing was noticed by local blacksmith Luke Settle, himself a singer, who first trained her voice, and she subsequently was taught by other respected local amateur musicians ... She retired from the concert platform aged only 45, whilst still in her prime. She celebrated her Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1888 and this was the occasion of a special concert at which she was presented with a glowing testimonial in illuminated script (unfortunately now lost) ... With the money raised from the Golden Wedding concert, a committee of distinguished local men decided to start a Vocal Solo Competition to be held in Huddersfield and named as a tribute to this great Yorkshire soprano. It was initially for singers but later expanded to include pianists alternating annually with violinists.‘

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‘Originally the Huddersfield Music Club, the Society was founded in 1918, It has promoted its classical music concerts continuously ever since, even during the Second World War. These are chamber music recitals of high quality, engaging mostly artists of international standing.’

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‘We meet virtually every two weeks on Mondays ... Come and enjoy a wide variety of music on high-quality equipment in a congenial atmosphere.’

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‘Founded in 1992, Marsden Jazz Festival is one of the UK’s longest established jazz festivals. Thousands of visitors make the trip by train, bus, car or narrow boat to experience the unique atmosphere the Festival brings to Marsden every year, and more than 60 volunteers give up their time to help make the weekend a success. We are proud to showcase a wide range of jazz musicians from internationally-acclaimed artists to local school bands and rising talent.’ Held Mid October.

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‘Music tuition in schools and centres across Kirklees. Lead organisation for the Kirklees Music Education Hub ... We offer access to over 70 exciting groups at our centres and central ensembles and we also support music making in schools across Kirklees. Over 10,000 instrumentalists and vocalists in Kirklees already engage with us – come and join them!’

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Hade Edge Band has a history spanning over 100 years. With this rich heritage we not only perform the brass band classics, we also innovate with new and dynamic arrangements from a variety of Composers ... Based in the village of Hade Edge in the Holme Valley, Yorkshire’.

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‘Founded in 1855 as the Saltaire Band by Sir Titus Salt as one of the amenities for the workers at his recently opened mill. Later the band had a long association with Hammonds Sauce Works under the baton of the legendary Geoffrey Whitham. It is from these two parts of our past that we now perform under our current name, Hammonds Saltaire.’

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‘Hepworth, the village from which the band takes its name, is situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park, close to the “Summer Wine” town of Holmfirth in West Yorkshire. There has long been a strong tradition of brass bands and music making in the Holme Valley and Hepworth has been a part of this since its formation in 1882. The Band’s long history puts it amongst the oldest brass bands in the country. Throughout its history the band has enjoyed notable contest success.’

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Honley Ladies Choir is based in Honley, a picturesque village on the edge of the Peak District just south of Huddersfield. The village is a hot bed of musical activity - if it's sung, played or performed you'll find it happening in Honley. The Choir has been thriving for almost eighty years and is regarded as one of the most vibrant choirs in the local area with a reputation that goes far beyond.’

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‘Founded 1836, Huddersfield Choral Society has an international reputation as the UK's leading choral society. We perform regularly in Huddersfield Town Hall as well as other venues throughout the country ... Membership is by audition where prospective new members will be asked to sing a prepared piece of their own choice; sing from a vocal score to assess their learning ability; and carry out a couple of straightforward aural tests. It takes no longer than 15 minutes! During the audition we are looking at the potential of prospective new members rather than looking for the finished product and aim to make the audition process as relaxed as possible which includes the opportunity to sit in on a couple of rehearsals before auditioning. Please be aware that any prospective new member must be able to read music.’

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‘Formed in 1963 to share an interest in and perform the works of Gilbert & Sullivan, the society actively continues to pursue its aims by producing one fully staged operetta a year with full orchestra and also presents a wide variety of concerts.’

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‘Performing classical music in West Yorkshire since 1862.’

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‘Huddersfield's leading chamber choir, originally founded in 1875 as the Huddersfield Glee & Madrigal Society ... The change of name was due largely to the Huddersfield Singers’ interest in performing a diverse and adventurous repertoire. Today, the choir likes to perform anything from early music to the work of contemporary composers. Although Huddersfield Singers concerts always have a coherent theme, the repertoire spans everything from plainsong to Pärt and madrigals to Maxwell Davies.‘

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‘A symphonic wind orchestra with approximately 52 musicians ... The Wind band performs music from a wide range of genres including film, stage, and contemporary works for symphonic wind orchestra ... and are available for concert halls, churches, bandstands and private functions ... Please drop into one of our rehearsals, we would love to see you! Feel free to come along and have a listen and say hello. Or bring an instrument and give it a whirl!’

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Formed 1889: ‘Earliest records talk of a “Holme Mills Brass Band”, which was later to become the Marsden Musical Institute Brass Band ... In 1961 the band won first prize in the Senior Trophy at the Belle Vue contest which gave the band the right to use the title “Silver Prize” in their name .. We have our own bandclub – Marsden Band 'Ole – which also holds its doors open to other musical groups based in the village’.

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‘Founded in 1955. The Yorkshire based choir is around 40 members strong and has developed a wide repertoire from classical and folk to swing, jazz and songs from the shows. The choir maintains a busy schedule of concerts and competitions both in Huddersfield and further afield.’

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‘We are a well established amateur orchestra that performs at least three public concerts a year in the Huddersfield area.’

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'Slaithwaite is an industrial village in the beautiful Colne Valley near Huddersfield in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Here a group of amateur musicians met in 1891 to found a "Philharmonic Band" ... Each season the 80-strong-orchestra (augmented by outside players if necessary: it has more than once fielded over 100 performers) gives three or four concerts in Huddersfield Town Hall, and further concerts in other venues.'

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‘This impressive building in the heart of Huddersfield welcomes one and all to its concerts, events, functions and meetings. Within the imposing Town Hall is a spectacular concert hall which seats up to 1200 people and hosts numerous events ranging from classical to comedy and from choral to community events.‘ Concerts include a long-standing series of lunch-time organ recitals.

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Guide to the full programme of concerts at the University of Huddersfield.

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