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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…

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…

Chester to Durham and Beamish

Well this season has certainly been busy, ending with four performances in just one week, but what a week.  Saturday the 1st July saw us at Chester Cathedral for a fantastic performance with the Chester Festival Chorus and Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra of Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony. We certainly swayed along to the waves on that seating…

Creative spirits in Leeds – Mahler 8th

Absolutely stunning and exhausting.  I think we all experienced the highs and lows of the Mahler concert.  Wondering if we were ever going to tie all the parts together with the other choirs, and then marvelling at the sound when they did. David was very patient with us and I think produced a fantastic performance. …

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…

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…

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…