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Timeline

Beginnings

The Leeds Festival Chorus first came into existence because of a royal occasion…

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1870s

The second Leeds Music Festival took place in 1874…

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1880s

The 1880s started with a row about who should conduct…

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The Sullivan Years

Sir Arthur Sullivan had a long association with the Chorus from 1880…

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Dvorak in Leeds

Dvorak came to the Festival in 1886 to conduct the work he has written for it…

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1890s

Elgar appears on the scene…

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1900 - 1914

The Leeds Music Festival in the first years of the 20th century gave the first performances of many works that have stayed in the repertoire…

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A souvenir of 1901

A souvenir of the 1901 Festival…

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<p>Clara Butt</p>

Hats in 1901

Really huge hats were the thing in 1901…

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The Festival resumes

The Leeds Festival resumes after the Great War…

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Belshazzar and the 1930s

A commission for the 1931 Leeds Festival became its biggest hit…

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The Post-war years

The Festival resumes after a break necessitated by World War II…

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The 1960s: Televison arrives

The Festival continues into the 1960s and is televised for the first time…

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1970s

The Chorus is streamlined and the Leeds Festival is no longer every three years…

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The last Festival

The 1980s bring the end of the Leeds Music Festival and the Chorus starts its independent existence…

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1990s

The Chorus continues to commission new works, as well as revisiting the old favourites…

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<p>Judith Bingham with Simon Wright</p>

The new millennium

The Chorus continues into the new millennium…

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<p>Simon and the Chorus during Light Night 2013</p>

2010

The Chorus expands its activities…

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