Sing with us

Do you enjoy singing? Then come and join in a rehearsal!

These are on Wednesday evenings, from 7.15 to 9.30pm at St Chad’s Church, Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds, LS16 5JT, with our Conductor and Artistic Adviser, Simon Wright.

We welcome membership applications without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability and economic circumstances. Your ability to sing with us is what matters. There is an initial audition on joining and the whole Chorus re-auditions every 3 years. For enquiries about membership, email our Choir Co-ordinator Fiona Kirkby on membership@leedsfestivalchorus.co.uk or telephone 0113 275 5129.

All people under the age of 26 at the start of our singing year are exempt from paying the annual subscription and there is a concessionary subscription rate for older students. Members finding particular difficulty with subscriptions or other charges can have a confidential discussion with our Treasurer.

 

Free Membership under 26

If you will be aged under 26 on 1 September and pass our audition, then you can join Leeds Festival Chorus for free for that year. If you are over 26 but are still a student, then you can benefit from our concessionary subscription.


Leeds Youth Choir

Develop your confidence in singing, enjoy learning new songs in many different styles including Jazz, Classical, Pop, Folk and World Music and perform in concerts.

No audition is required, but an ability to read music is useful. If you are a singer of high school age, you’re welcome to come along and try the group out. We sing at a number of concerts in Leeds and further afield throughout the year, and often compete at regional festivals.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays during term time, 6.45-8.15pm at Yorkshire College of Music and Drama, St. Mark’s House, 1 St. Mark’s Avenue, LS2 9BN

Contact us on 0113 378 2850 / educ.artforms@leeds.gov.uk for more information or to join.

Click here to download a flyer about Leeds Youth Choir.

Leeds Youth Choir is supported by Leeds Festival Chorus.

 

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What our members say

I often feel a real sense of collectiveness, especially in performance but also in rehearsals. A shared achievement. Alice
My first concert, 12 years ago, was Mozart Requiem in York Minster. I thought, it doesn't get any better than this'. But it has! Tony
What a wonderful privilege for an ordinary mortal to be involved in music making at this level. Carol

It is ten days since I heard a wonderful performance of Elgar's Dream of Gerontius @leedsphil @the_halle @LFChorus and I am still haunted by it, despite working on & listening to much music since then. A real masterpiece.

Exactly one month until we become the first School orchestra to perform #Mahler Symphony No. 8 @BridgewaterHall - with partners from @StGeorgesSinger @LFChorus @WellsCathSchool @HerefordCS and many more. Join us on 5 July or on @BBCRadio3!

"[Simon] Wright’s skilful layering of textures achieved impeccable balance and illuminated Elgar’s vast musical canvas."

Take a read of this lovely review from Saturday's closing concert of the 2018/19 International Orchestral Season. ✨
https://t.co/EV7jgxBkA3

On Saturday in Leeds I heard a wonderful performance of his masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius. Superb playing from @the_halle @leedsphil @LFChorus @SPSLeeds . Captivating from start to finish. https://t.co/saPty9quBf

The closing concert of @LeedsConcerts Orchestral Season on Saturday had it all - an excellent orchestra, top soloists, a renowned conductor, amazing choral singers, the magnificent organ and a full audience. What a way to close the 2018/19 season!

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