Gledholt choir will hit high notes at concert

Paul Whittaker
Paul Whittaker

Gledholt Male Voice Choir will top the bill at a concert in Birkenshaw, organised by former Mayor Coun Andrew Palfreeman.

The event, on Saturday October 12 at St Paul’s Parish Church, will raise money for Combat Stress which was Coun Palfreeman’s chosen charity during his Mayoral year, raising almost £45,000.

Combat Stress is the oldest military charity and currently helps over 5,000 veterans including 589 who served in Iraq and 228 who served in Afghanistan. It works with veterans of the British Armed Forces and members of the Reserve Forces through effective treatment and support for mental health problems.

The concert, which will be attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees, Coun Martyn Bolt, and his wife Liz, starts at 7.30pm.

The choir will be under the musical direction of Susan Wilkinwon and accompanied by Jane Robertson. Also taking part will be organist/pianist Dr Paul Whittaker OBE and local mezzo sporano Christine Quirk.

Paul (left) was born with a hearing loss and in 1988 founded the charity Music and the Deaf to help deaf people access music and performing arts.

The evening is sponsored by Park House Healthcare of Birkenshaw and supported by East Bierley Cricket Club.

Tickets can be bought from Coun Palfreeman on 01274 686259, Pat Trueman on 01274 682968, Ralph Davidson on 01274 681955 or at St Paul’s Church. They are £10 and include interval cheese and wine/soft drinks.

Advanced booking is advised and remaining tickets will be available on the door.