Business Voice members met on 10th February for a briefing in which Henrietta Duckworth, recently appointed Executive Producer for the Kirklees Year of Music 2023, presented the team’s strategy to a business audience, suggesting opportunities for business involvement.
The Choral Society’s programme will form an important part of the schedule for the year, and we will look for ways in which we can contribute to community participation in Music, which will involve our Youth and Academy choirs as well.
With the right support, YoM could amplify the reputation of the area as a place for music-making and there is a real prospect of using it to launch a bid for Huddersfield to claim UNESCO City of Music status – so business certainly sees it in a positive light.
Various ideas were floated and discussed after the presentation – let’s see what emerges over the next few months.
To find out more about Kirklees Year of Music 2023, go to www.musicinkirklees.co.uk