The Planets

Kirklees Orchestral Series

Thursday 30 November 2023

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Bernstein was commissioned to compose the Chichester Psalms for a choral festival, with a specific request for a hint of West Side Story. They combine Biblical Hebrew verse with the Christian choral tradition, wrapping a plea for peace in the Holy Land in ‘the most accessible piece I’ve ever written’.

Ready for take-off? Holst’s celestial masterpiece The Planets inspired soundtracks from Star Wars to Shrek. Each movement is dedicated to the mythical character of its corresponding planet. Expect pulsing rhythms from Mars, the Bringer of War, and glorious melodies from Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity.

An evening of big ensembles, pounding rhythms and unforgettable tunes, this concert is perfect for first-timers!

Part of the Kirklees Concert Season.

From £13* | Concessions available

Pre-concert talk 6.40pm
Start time 7.30pm

16 and under £1
Under 30 £4

Further tickets may be available from Kirklees Town Halls.

*Booking fees apply


Kochavi New Commission 
Bernstein Chichester Psalms 
Holst The Planets


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Andrew Grams


Orchestra of Opera North

Chorus of Opera North  

The Planets

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