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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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Henry Tickner

It is with very deep regret that the Trustees of Leeds Philharmonic Society announce the death of Bass Member Henry, who passed away on Thursday 30 January and who will be so very much missed by us all. Henry’s enthusiasm for music was matched by a great support of the Society, and other local musical…

World premiere of two new carols..

Christmas well and truly started last night with the double bill annual Lord Mayor’s Carol concerts in conjunction with the Rothwell Temperance Band.  Everybody enjoyed a good sing along with two full houses.  The Phil premiered two new carols, both written for the choir.  The Dawn Carol, an arrangement of Walter de la Mare’s poem…

Still singing well after 50 years

Last week the Phil celebrated the achievement of tenor David Lunn who has been singing with the Leeds Philharmonic, man and boy, for fifty years.  David joined the Phil when there was a youth choir and moved onto the adult ensemble later – so he is not that old !  Throughout the years David has…

New season starts with a bang

Well, the new season started off with loads of energy and enthusiasm from our new chorus master – Richard Wilberforce.  I certainly felt we had worked throughout the evening.  It was also nice to see all the returning friends and colleagues, and a good smattering of new faces – I hope you choose to stay…

Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson in Memoriam. Mary, a pivotal singing member of the Phil for over 50 years and latterly the President of the Friends, died peacefully after an illness bravely borne, on Saturday, 13th July. Her husband Ian and her daughters Penelope and Julia were with her when she died. Mary was an accomplished soprano who…

Richard Wilberforce appointed as the Phil’s new chorusmaster

After a successful year of running under their interim chorus master Darius Battiwalla, and after a highly competitive round of auditions in the spring, the Phil are happy to announce that Richard will be their new chorus master starting in the 2013-14 season. Richard says I’m very excited to be taking on this illustrious and…

The new website

Well, at long last it’s here: our sparkling new website – and we’re very happy with it. We hope you’ll love it too, but for the time being please be a little patient while we iron out the bugs, catch our breath and start to fill up some of those areas of the site that…

David Hill

David Hill appointed Principal Conductor of Yale’s Schola Cantorum

David Hill has just been appointed Principal Conductor of Yale University’s Schola Cantorum. He will also hold the post of Professor (Adjunct) of Choral Conducting for a three-year term in the Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music and School of Music. We’re proud to have David as the Phil’s Music Director. There are more details on the Yale Institute of…

Handel’s Messiah

It wouldn’t be a Leeds Christmas without a Messiah. 2012 was particularly exciting because we were joined by the world-famous Black Dyke Band as well as Halifax Choral Society, the St Peter’s Singers, and soloists Keri Fuge (soprano), Katie Bray (mezzo), Peter Davoren (tenor) and Alexander Ashworth (bass). Here’s Georg Frideric Handel with his own…

2012/13 season

We’re enjoying an exciting season that includes five concerts in Leeds Town Hall. With two concerts of twentieth-century music (one English and one American), Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece The Creation, and two stunning Christmas concerts (the Lord Mayor’s Carol Concert with the Rothwell Temperance Brass Band and Messiah with the Black Dyke Band), there’s something for…