About

Leeds Festival Chorus is a chorus singing to professional standards with 150 performing members in soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections.

Presenting classical choral music in Yorkshire and elsewhere in Britain, including at the London Proms and Manchester Arena, we also broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3. Orchestras we work with include the English Chamber Orchestra, The Hallé, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, the Orchestra of Opera North and Northern Sinfonia.

Simon Wright, our Conductor and Artistic Adviser, has earned considerable respect and acclaim for his interpretations of wide-ranging and challenging orchestral and choral repertoire. Rebecca Taylor is our highly regarded accompanist.

Founded in 1858, the Chorus was re-formed every three years for the Leeds Festival. Since 1985 we have been independent, giving a full annual concert programme.

We have a long tradition of commissioning and championing new music. Festival commissions or premières include A Sea Symphony (Vaughan Williams), Belshazzar’s Feast (Walton), Choral Symphony (Holst), The Fall of Jerusalem (Muldowney) and works by Dvorák and Elgar.

Singing members take an initial audition and the whole Chorus re-auditions every 3 years. Though serious about the quality of our music making, we enjoy our social activities too. We have an active Friends Group, and welcome new Patrons and Business Sponsors.

We support the Leeds Youth Choir, encouraging young people to enjoy singing classical music.

Choral music scores can be hired from our extensive score library.

Leeds Festival Chorus is registered charity no. 517127 and a member of Making Music, the national body that supports voluntary music societies.

 

Beautiful voices, beautiful music from @LFChorus and @Opera_North. In for a treat tonight @LeedsTownHall.

It's concert day today! Looking to a great day of making music with the Orchestra of @Opera_North @LeedsTownHall

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Celebrate Christmas at Leeds Town Hall with a Festive Box of Delights. Leeds Festival Chorus join forces with the Orchestra of Opera North to present a programme of seasonal music including Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and Puccini's Madame Butterfly. Sat 9 Dec, 7.30pm

There's only a few tickets left so don't miss out!
Book yours through the box office on 0113 376 0318 or through https://t.co/rGU50sIBdr

.@Opera_North & @LFChorus join together for a sparkling concert @LeedsTownHall on 9 December. 🎄 FESTIVE BOX OF DELIGHTS » https://t.co/QWA0892azU