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
What a wonderful privilege for an ordinary mortal to be involved in music making at this level. Carol
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

Tonight we've been rehearsing the Sanctus from Britten's War Requiem with our new Chorus Master Scholar @CampbellAilsa
Ailsa has been getting tips from our conductor Simon Wright to get the best out of us!

Have you been moved by our Legacies of the First World War exhibition? Why not join our friends @LFChorus for this remarkable commemorative event on 17th November #WWICentenary #Armistice100 https://t.co/kK0slWndRe

We're loving these piano steps at the front of @LeedsTownHall especially for the @leedspiano finals!

Our next concert @LeedsTownHall is Britten’s War Requiem on Sat 17 November, which we’re excited to be singing with @CityGlasgowChor and @BBCPhilharmonic
Tickets available from 0113 3760318 or https://t.co/0tSk13GtN2

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First conducting lesson and sitting in on the rehearsal of Britten’s War Requiem with @LFChorus! Can’t wait to start working with them next week!