Honley Mail – Nov 14 WW1 Concert remembered
When our MD first suggested to the committee that he would like all four of the Choir’s he heads to sing together at Huddersfield Town Hall they were delighted. After a lot of hard work by many, the concert entitled ‘’In Commemoration of Heroes’’ took place on September 20th. Steven suggested that Honley Male Voice use the first half to perform many of the famous songs from the 1914-8 war and also to show, via a large images screen above the Choir, the history of local Honley men, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.
The second half had Steven’s other three mixed voice choir’s plus Honley men on stage, some 280 in all and what a sound they made, especially with ‘‘The Armed Man’’: A Mass for Peace Suite by Karl Jenkins. This piece when Honley first started practicing it caused a lot of comment (not all good I might add) but as time went on and we got our heads around the difficult bits, it started to come together. Steven kept telling us that on the night with all those voices together it would be fantastic and he was spot on. I came away from the concert buzzing with my head full of what we had ALL achieved.
Altringham Choral Society, Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and Unlimited Voices were fantastic and I am sure we all hope this huge logistical success can happen again in the near future. Our grateful thanks also go to the Narrator Susan Franklyn, Piano & Organ Jonathan Scott, solo cornet Sam Teale, deputy MD Michelle Sutcliffe and all the Standard bearers.
Our Christmas Concert with guests ‘’Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band’’ is now well under way practice wise and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday December 13th at Huddersfield Town Hall