Current honorary patrons

Leeds Festival Chorus is delighted that the following have accepted the position of honorary patron, in no particular order:

  • The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Graham Latty
  • The Anglican Bishop of Leeds the Right Reverend Nick Baines
  • The Catholic Bishop of Leeds the Right Reverend Marcus Stock
  • David Bone
  • Sir Mark Elder CH CBE
  • Professor Alexander Goehr
  • Marjorie Hodlin
  • Marie Holland (Honorary Life Patron)
  • Dr Donald Hunt OBE
  • David Lloyd Jones CBE
  • Michael Meadowcroft
  • Professor Julian Rushton
  • David Salter
  • John Saunders
  • Alessandro Taverna
  • Robert Wade
  • Dr John Warrack
  • Roderick Williams OBE


Corporate patrons

Leeds Festival Chorus actively seeks mutually beneficial relationships with firms and companies who wish to be part of the cultural life of Yorkshire.  Please follow this link for further details.

Individual patrons

Leeds Festival Chorus welcomes support from individuals who wish to benefit from close association with the Chorus and support its aims in providing quality classical choral music to a wide range of audiences.  Please follow this link for further details.

Charitable donors

We welcome charitable donations and grants supporting individual events, our programme of concerts, new choral works or educational activities. Please help us to continue our high standards of music making for the benefit of future audiences and to promote new classical choral music. Leeds Festival Chorus is registered charity no. 517127.

Further information

Please contact the External Fundraising Group

Corporate Patrons








Individual Patrons

Diamond Patrons

  • Carol Ferguson
  • The Hobson Charity
  • Olav Arnold Charitable Trust

Gold Patrons

  • Sir James Hall

Silver Patrons

  • Stuart Archbold
  • Malcolm Beer
  • Dr. Maggie Cooke
  • His Hon Norman Jones QC and Mrs Trudy Jones
  • Jurgen Kaiser
  • Andrew Kitchingman
  • John Mordy
  • Anne Salter
  • Lee Sweeney
  • Martin Winbolt-Lewis

VIP Friends

  • June Apps
  • Simon Concannon
  • Bob Macdonald
  • David Strachan
  • Miles Stanyard
  • David Tee

This lovely new photo of us was taken at our Christmas concert at St. Edmund’s, #Roundhay. We can’t wait to sing there again on Sat 2 March, including #Duruflé’s Requiem!
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Looking forward to reliving memories of singing Britten’s War Requiem with @BBCPhilharmonic, @BenjaminAppl, @JoshuaEllicott, Evelina Dobračeva, & @LFChorus last November, by watching a documentary about @E_N_O’s staged version on BBC4 tonight at 10.30pm.


It’s one month to go until our next concert! Join us for an evening of uplifting choral music @StEds_Roundhay on Sat 2nd March, including Duruflé’s Requiem.
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@R_becca_Taylor @LFChorus @sinfoniaofleeds @tonyckraus Very enjoyable concert. The ladies were suitably ethereal in the Sinfonia Antarctica