Town halls to host Opera North

The orchestra of Opera North
The orchestra of Opera North
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Batley and Dewsbury Town Halls will both host Opera North during their programme for the 2016-17 Kirklees concert season.

There will be at least one concert a month at one of the venues from September this year to February next year.

Dewsbury Town Hall hosts the Opera North Piano Trio on September 28 at 12.30pm when leader of the orchestra of Opera North David Greed is joined by Jessica Burroughs, principal cellist and Anthony Kraus, assistant head of music, to perform works by Beethoven and Dvořák.

Then on October 26 at 12.30pm, Heather Lowe and David Cowan present a programme of light-hearted works from across the musical spectrum at Dewsbury.

Kevin Gowland and Annette Saunders bring their established duo concert to Dewsbury Town Hall on November 16 at 12.30pm.

Dewsbury Town Hall then hosts two concerts in December, with a brass band Christmas spectacular on December 14 at 1pm and the Opera North Christmas Concert on December 15 at 7pm, featuring seasonal works, followed by audience carols and Puccini’s atmospheric evocation of a bohemian Christmas Eve in a Parisian garret.

On January 25 at 12.30pm, there is a bite-sized feast of Gilbert and Sullivan at Dewsbury Town Hall and on February 22 at 12.30pm, pianist George King will perform at Batley Town Hall due to refurbishment work in Dewsbury.

To book tickets, call the box office on 01484 225755.