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Reviews2021-03-10T16:17:56+00:00

‘The Leeds Philharmonic Society is the senior choir in the city by date of foundation and by virtue of its continued and very distinguished programme sustained annually since 1870.’

Simon Lindley

The Requiems of Fauré and Rutter

Press review: Leeds Cathedral, Saturday 26th November 2022:John Rutter’s Requiem (1985) and Gabriel Fauré’s, composed almost a century earlier, could be said to form a concert pairing made in heaven.Each work lasts around thirty-five minutes and is scored for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed chorus, organ and orchestra. Fauré and Rutter focus on the true meaning of the

Brahms Requiem

Press review: Bradford Cathedral, Saturday 25 March 2022: Conductor: Joe Judge Soloists: Rachel Speirs & Graham McCusker Piano: Chris Pulleyn and Philip Voldman Harp: Georgina Wells Timpani: Mark Concar "Brahms German Requiem is indeed magnificent, and your outstanding performance was both intimate and majestic, tender and jubilant, just what is needed in these dark days that compel

Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony

Press review: Leeds Town Hall, Sunday 31 October 2021: Orchestra of Opera North Conductor: Garry Walker Soloists: Sophie Bevan & Claudia Huckle The Cathedral-like ambience of Leeds Town Hall has, on numerous occasions since the 1950s, provided an unforgettable setting for Gustav Mahler’s colossal ‘Resurrection’ Symphony No 2 in C minor. This is Mahler at his most

Mahler’s Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)

Online review: Leeds Town Hall, Sunday 31 October 2021: Orchestra of Opera North Conductor: Garry Walker Soloists: Sophie Bevan & Claudia Huckle The performance spaces in Leeds seem to be taking it in turns to close for refurbishment. Now it’s the turn of the Town Hall. For the last orchestral concert for two years an early evening

Airedale Symphony Orchestra with The Phil

Press review: Leeds Town Hall, Saturday 29th February 2020: The lavish orchestral and choral forces assembled for this enjoyable programme of Broadway musical theatre and opera were led with tremendous aplomb by John Anderson, the Airedale Symphony Orchestra’s permanent conductor since 1989. Jerome Kern’s 1920s musical showboat ignited an electrifying evening. A medley of ‘hits’ contained within

Rich Pickings on Porgy & Bess

Press review Leeds Town Hall, 29th February 2020: This delightful and entertaining concert at Leeds Town Hall begins with Kern’s lively Overture for Showboat. It skilfully takes the themes of the show (largely romantic) and threads them in an alluring medley. Already the Airedale Symphony Orchestra are proving their high status. This is followed by another Showboat

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