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Come and join us or watch us for the 2019-20 Season

Last Beethoven !

Well it is Sunday and so we are getting ready for our third performance of Beethoven 9th Choral Symphony with the fantastic Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Leeds and Middlesbrough went down really well, and so all those top A’s were worth it – apparently there are 75 in 18 minutes.  Somebody counted them. This time we…

Chorus at full throttle

Well we are into the new year, and still rolling high from a fantastic concert last Saturday where we performed with the BBC Philharmonic and the Leeds Cathedral Choir.  The kids were very good if a little over awed, looking very smart in their uniforms.  Some were so small they had to stand on an…

December Messiah and Carols

December is always a busy time for the Phil and this year has been no exception, having already completed a tour to Belfast and performed in three concerts just the month before. We teamed up with Florilegium, a fantastic and very friendly baroque orchestra to perform Messiah with a difference – much more like it…

Friendly People, Floods, Two Fantastic Concerts and Sore Feet

Our week in Belfast was certainly memorable. We were made to feel very welcome by the locals who all seemed to know we were coming and were very full in the praise of our main performance of the War Requiem. Read the full review The days alternated around walking to and fro between two cathedrals…

Coffee, cakes and some new singers too

Well the 2014 – 2015 Season has started well for what will be a very busy year with 11 performances of 9 main works, some of which we will be performing in Belfast in a quick tour in November.  See our new season brochure for all the details. Preparations are well in hand for both…

New Chairman for the Phil

We are very pleased to announce that following the AGM on the 5th June 2014, Philip Meaden has been appointed our new  chairman of the trustees. Philip is currently the Principal and Managing Director of Leeds College of Music, but after six and a half years in post he wil be stepping down in August…

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…