Choral Music – Training for Life

This Saturday (28th Jan) at Huddersfield Parish Church there will be a ‘Chorister Taster Day’.

This afternoon introduction for children six years and above is aimed at children of all abilities who have found the wonder of music already or want to try choral singing for the first time.

St. Peter’s church has a longstanding tradition of musical training for young people and is looking to re-establish that tradition. Richard Quarmby recently appointed choir director said: “Parent and grandparents, we are offering training and benefits that can be found in the learning of musical skills. Huddersfield had a long history of talent and exposure to music through choirs and brass bands. Early association and experience in music set a young person up for life.”

The Vicar of Huddersfield, the Rev’d Canon Simon Moor added: “I became a vicar through choral music’, he continued, “at seven years of age I joined a church choir, which over time enhanced my reading and developed my voice and understanding of music. My dad worked in the coal mines of Derbyshire, music broadened my horizons.”

Saturday’s taster begins at 2pm, children are invited to turn up at Huddersfield Parish Church, but notice of your attendance by ringing the parish office on 427964 would be appreciated.

Richard Quarmby, his son and senior members of St. Peter’s Church Choir

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