Kirklees Concert Season

Kirklees Concert Season 2019-20

The 2019/20 Kirklees Concert Season is extra special as it marks the first season in our journey towards the Year of Music 2023 which will put Kirklees and our partners firmly on the musical map and will establish Kirklees as a cultural centre for all forms of Music.

This Season again brings a sensational range of orchestral, organ and chamber concerts at Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Halls.

Ever committed to delivering outstanding classical music in the towns of Huddersfield and Dewsbury at affordable prices, Opera North and Kirklees Council embark on their 17th year in partnership to present a spectacular season featuring the Orchestra of Opera North and Borough Organist Gordon Stewart.

Orchestral season
From sensational symphony music to heart-warming, family-friendly concerts, the Kirklees orchestral season, underpinned by the exceptional Orchestra of Opera North, continues to bring a thrilling variety to the concert stage of our Town Halls. Showcasing exceptional talent, both homegrown and international, we're thrilled to bring you internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists right to your doorstep.

Lunchtime concerts
Gordon Stewart who is approaching his 29th year as Kirklees Borough Organist, is sure to pull out all the stops with simply breath-taking organ music this season! With lunch, wonderful anecdotes and a friendly welcome in store, it's no wonder these lunchtime concerts at Huddersfield Town Hall are popular among our patrons.

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Orchestral Concerts
// Priority booking period
// Pre-show drinks reception (28 Nov, 6.30pm onwards)
// Access to rehearsals
// Save up to 17% on ticket prices
// Save on booking fee

Chamber Concerts and Organ Concerts
// Priority booking period
// Avoid the queues by booking in advance
// Save up to 29% on ticket prices

For events included in each subscription package, look out for the logo on the events page of the brochure.

To book a subscription package for the season, simply fill in the form at the back of the brochure and we’ll do the rest!

Subscription tickets are available as follows:
Orchestral - until 20 September 2019
Organ - until 11 November 2019
Chamber - until 13 November 2019

(prices shown are excluding booking fee)

Orchestral Concerts:
Tickets: Adults from £13 | 17 - 29 yrs old 'Give it a Go' £4 | 16 yrs and under £1 (exemptions apply).
Concessions available. Booking fees may apply.

Dewsbury Lunchtime Concerts:
Tickets: £5

Huddersfield Lunchtime Concerts:
Tickets: £5

Talking Music
Join us for a lively discussion before selected orchestral concerts with the events' soloists and conductors. Please see individual concerts for start times.

Lunchtime Concerts
At just £5 per concert (plus booking fee), and with competitively prices pre-concert lunch available from 11.30am at the Town Halls, this is a great way to meet friends and spend an afternoon listening to a variety of music.

BROCHURE - Our handy brochure of ‘what’s on’ can be found here:

AUDIO BROCHURE - An audio version of the full Kirklees Concert Season brochure is available here:

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