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June, 2018


SING HOLMFIRTH! by Barry Russell & James Morgan3:00 pm Victoria Park, HolmfirthEvent Type:FamilyFree EventMusic

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Did you know that choral tradition of the Holmfirth Feast Sings date back to 1882, where, every year,  the town and valley would put on the Sunday best head to Victoria Park for a big sing and that this annual tradition continued until 1990?

We felt the need to revive it.  So this year, thanks to a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, we commissioned composer, Barry Russell and James Morgan, conductor of Holme Valley Orchestra, to take the birds’ eye view of the swallow, witnessing the changes in the Valley over the centuries.  This is their starting point for a new song for Holmfirth co-created with Holme Valley communities and culminating in a massed choir for the present day accompanied by the Holme Valley Orchestra.

In addition, to some fantastic music, look out for three beautiful banners, painted by U3A, 101st Huddersfield Guides, Holmfirth Festival Supporters and Community.  Take an opportunity to share images and artefacts of former Feast Sings with archivist, Heather Norris Nicholson and share oral histories with Charlie Wells and some of our Festival Supporters.  Why not drop into Holmfirth Library to see the Sing Holmfirth! display or visit the Sing Holmfirth! page of our website here:

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Sunday 17 June, 3pm, Victoria Park


(Sunday) 3:00 pm

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