Hipperholme Grammar School: choir sings with philharmonic orchestra

Hipperholme Grammar School's senior school choir
Hipperholme Grammar School's senior school choir

The Hipperholme Grammar School Senior School Choir was invited to sing with the Huddersfield Philharmonic at Huddersfield Town Hall.

It all started with the Philharmonic Orchestra asking us to join them for one of their performances which was to be held at the Huddersfield Town Hall, writes Year seven student Lia Brehmer.

Our Choir Master Robert Webb informed us, and then we were in business.

We practised at every choir meeting and even twice over the Easter holidays.

Out of the 200 pupils in our senior school, 50 of us are in the choir. The day started great. We arrived at 2.45pm for our final rehearsal. Then we had to wait a bit until the performance started.

We ate and played on our devices, waiting in anticipation. When Mr Webb told us it was time to warm up, we all started getting nervous.

When we got to our chairs, there was a slight disappointment as we saw only a small audience, but within minutes the town hall was full of spectators. The tension was now high and everyone was looking for their parents.

The orchestra sounded amazing. The performance went really well, even though it was a long day and we didn’t finish until 10pm.

It was a brilliant experience and I would love to do something like that again, in a building just as beautiful.

The evening with Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra was amazing, writes Year seven pupil Megan Mouncey.

Singing with them was one of the best experiences in my life. The orchestra was outstanding and it was the largest audience that I have ever performed for. The town hall was the most spectacular building that I have ever been in.

My favourite piece of music was “The Planets”, but I enjoyed listening to all of their music, especially the pieces we were singing with them.

It would be an honour if we were ever invited to sing with them again.