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We are coming back

We are delighted to announce that we shall be starting live rehearsals again shortly albeit in a safe and limited way.

At the moment no concerts are planned for the end of 2020 but we might get some carols in

Watch this space as things progress

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Enjoy a great time with great music and great people!

 

Come and join us for the 2019/20 season

Rehearsals for our autumn concerts start on 5th September 2019

7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

New members are always welcome – just turn up at St George’s.

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AGM 2020 – Welcome Ruth and Zoom Delights

Well we live in strange times at the moment. No rehearsals together and all our end of season concerts sadly cancelled.  The trustees have now held two meetings by Skype, but we were conscious that the AGM was looming and Skype has a 50 people limit on meetings. Thus we resolved to host the 2020…

A Colourful Production

Lavish orchestral and choral forces were assembled for an enjoyable programme of Broadway musical theatre and opera on our special Leap Year Day concert in February. The Phil was delighted to be working again with the Airedale Symphony Orchestra (ASO) again in a joint production at Leeds Town Hall. The country had been battered for…

Winner of 2019 Carol Competition

Leeds Philharmonic 2nd Christmas Carol Competition – Winner Announced We held our second Phil Christmas Carol Competition during the autumn of 2019 as part of our charities aim to promote awareness of the beauty and benefits of choral singing.   A cash prize of £750.00 together with publication of the winning carol by the Royal School of Church…

Goodbye Rudi

The new choir season started on the 5th September, and we settled into learning Elgar’s The Kingdom. We welcomed new members and then marked a special occasion. After 50 years of singing service to the choir, at the ripe age of 93, Rudi Leavor had decided to step down. As a child Rudi was fortunately…

A Dream Season Finale

It is the end of the 2018/19 season and we brought it to a close with an epic production of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius. In a LICS production we joined with the Leeds Festival Chorus and St Peter’s Singers on an extremely hot day to perform this very moving work. Simon Wright led us and…

Despite the weather

The wind howled, and the rain was biblical – perhaps appropriate, but we all got to the Town Hall and performed a truly epic rendition of DVOŘÁK’s STABAT MATER on Saturday (16th March). Despite the tremendous sadness that inspired the work, it is a truly glorious piece to sing. The audience was a bit reduced…

David Hill MBE

The Phil is delighted to announce that their Music Director has been awarded an MBE in this years New Years Honours for services to music. Congratulations 2019 looks set to be a good year.

Joe’s Debut

Sunday 21st October. It was a bright chilly day, we had rehearsed hard in the morning, grabbed lunch and now were in full swing in a wonderful afternoon concert with the Airedale Symphony Orchestra in a joint programme to commemorate the end of WW1. It was our first concert of the 2018/19 season and the…

Congratulations David

We are delighted to announce the recent appointment of our music director David Hill as International Chair in Choral Conducting by the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) David is our Musical Director of the Leeds Philharmonic Society, Musical Director of the Bach Choir, Principal Conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum, and Associate Guest Conductor of the Bournemouth…

End of an era – RIP Donald Hunt

Dr Donald Hunt OBE, a musician who attained equal distinction as Choirmaster, Conductor, Composer, Organist, Author and Elgar specialist, died peacefully at his home in Worcester on Saturday 4 August 2018 after a short illness. He was with the “Phil” as Chorus Master and Associate Conductor between 1961 and 1975, when he moved to Worcester…