Please note that applications for the post of conductor are now closed.
Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced conductors to work with the Orchestra of the Huddersfield Philharmonic Society from the start of our 2013-14 season on Tuesday 3rd September 2013. Applicants should have experience and knowledge of conducting large symphonic works, possibly also choral, collaboration with amateur symphony orchestras and their development, including programming, both as a whole and through to the individual playing member level. ..read more
We are always keen to receive applications from players interested in joining the Phil’s orchestra. Come and join us for a unique opportunity experience to play in an orchestra celebrating its 150th Anniversary!
In particular we are currently, Autumn 2012, especially interested in hearing from string section players in the following disciplines:
Violins – First (forward desks), and also Second. Ideally we would like to build both sections up to full compliment of 16 players each.
Double Basses (ideally to ..read more
Christine Stanton’s splendid book “Philharmonic Notes” is now available at just £5.00 per copy. Numbers are limited by a relatively small micro print / publishing run so “buy now” to avoid disappointment (and help boost the Society’s funds through generous donation of any profits).
Says Peter Lewis, President:
“A fascinating read, with many insights from the last 25-30 years or so of the Phil’s history, I wish a copy had been available when I first started my own involvement with the Phil’s ..read more
Most people know the story of the sinking of the Titanic… and that the band played on nobly as the ship went down. What you may not know is that the band leader – Wallace Hartley – was a former member of the Phil.
He appears to have joined the orchestra in 1895 as one of the First Violins and is recorded as having attended rehearsals during the 1896/7 season.
In the 1897/8 season he didn’t ..read more