• Just My Bill Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra December 21, 2009 Just My Bill

    This extract from a newspaper article from the 1890s throws some light on William Henry Cross, the first conductor of the “Phil” under its new name (adopted in 1884). The article was supplied by Margaret Hall, an Australian descendant of Mr Cross, and reads: “Although the composer is doubtless known, at least by repute, to […]

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  • Casey Jones Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra December 20, 2009 Casey Jones

    Casey Jones In June 1976, the “Phil” was on its travels again. This time to a rather unusual venue. Composer Arthur Butterworth (also the orchestra’s conductor at the time) recollects: “The National Railway Museum having recently been opened, there was a notion that railways could provide a topical theme for the York Festival of this […]

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