Midsummer magic for Brighouse students

Guitar ensemble at Brighouse High School who will play at the Midsummer Soiree.'From the left, Amy Whittington, 13, Alexander Brook, 14, Robert Winslow, 15, Ryan Croft, 15, and Claire Kenny, 17, on flute.
Guitar ensemble at Brighouse High School who will play at the Midsummer Soiree.'From the left, Amy Whittington, 13, Alexander Brook, 14, Robert Winslow, 15, Ryan Croft, 15, and Claire Kenny, 17, on flute.

Young musicians from Brighouse High School will be showcasing their talents at the annual Midsummer Soiree at Brighouse Parish Church on Friday, July 12.

The concert will include performances by the school’s big band, swing band, combined choirs, guitar ensemble, wind band, funk band and other musical groups.

There will also be contributions from a variety of instrumental and vocal solos, duets and trios from students and staff.

It will be the eighth year that the Midsummer Soiree has been held, the result of a fruitful musical partnership between the school and the church.

Around 100 students from the school’s music department will take part under the guidance of head of music Rebecca Venus.

Brighouse High is highly-regarded for the quality of its tuition in music with students gaining places at specialist colleges and going on to become professional musicians.

And St Martin’s – the parish church of Brighouse – is noted for its excellent acoustics and has been used for professional sound recording. The Mayor of Calderdale, Coun Ann Martin, will be among the guests.

Tickets for the Midsummer Soiree, which are £6 for adults and £3 for students, are available from 07860 868714. The concert starts at 7pm.