“Leeds Baroque Orchestra is a national treasure and one that I whole-heartedly support" - Dame Evelyn Glennie
Leeds Baroque directed by Peter Holman
Honorary Patron - Sir Alan Langlands: Musical Director - Peter Holman MBE: Chorus Master - Clive McClelland
Concert & Events Diary 2021
Covid-19 Concerts update
The announcement made by the prime minister (23/03.2020) will probably make this news almost redundant – but we wanted to contact all our Friends, audience and supporters to confirm the sad, but inevitable decision we have made to cancel our summer and autumn 2020 concert programmes.
Our programme for 2021 remains uncertain, but we hope we may be able to record a concert to share on line in the Summer and see you all again in October for the postponed performance of Mesiah.
Be assured that during this enforced interregnum the Leeds Baroque management team will continue to plan the forthcoming season so there will be a wonderful programme to look forward at some point in 2021.
For now, the choir and instrumentalists will be dutifully practising their scales
We will keep you up-to-date with our plans as the situation develops, but in the meantime, keep safe and well.
Bryan (Chair, Management committee)
and the Leeds Baroque committee.
Out Now -
Food historian (and Friend of Leeds Baroque) Dr Eileen White has devised this little cook book to enable you to present your own 17th Century Feast.
Meticulously researched and filled with original recipes, menu plan and a selection of dishes converted to the demands of a modern kitchen it will interest musician and historian alike.
So if short of a small Christmas present look no further!
Details: A5 format, comb bound, 67 pages
71 original 17th C recipes and 25 modernised for the 21st Century cook.
Price: £7 inc p&p UK (£10:00 inc P&P EU)
If you missed the launch of Leeds Baroque Programme Notes you can order on the same form.
Order your Copy HERE ( downloadable PDF order form for postal applications)
If you wish to order and pay online you can do so via the form below using the secure donations link HERE
Minimum recommended donation £7 (£10 EU) - but more welcome!!
Orchestra Leader Judy Tarling publishes her latest book...
Well-known for her books on the historical performance of music, Judy now applies her knowledge of classical rhetoric to a ground-breaking study of the creation and reception of the landscape garden in eighteenth-century England. Read more
Leeds Baroque Choir & Orchestra is a period instrument performance group directed by Peter Holman. We specialise in music of the 17th and 18th centuries and give 3 or 4 concerts a year. Find out more...
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From the Archives
An enquiry about the foundation of Leeds Baroque sent us back to find images of our early performances - and there are very few.
However we did find this (then non-digital) image taken at the National Centre for Early Music in July 2002. Note the historicaly informed sepia tint!
Photo Credit: Susan Behrens
If you would like to add to our photo archive and have images of our performance and would like to share them (particularly from early years) please contact the Administrator
Listen here ...
We spent a weekend recording audio samples for the website with recording engineer Colin Bradburne.
Thanks to generous grants from the Friends of Leeds Baroque and Leeds Philosophical & Literary Society we now have examples of our repertoire on line.
New Recordings released!
If you are missing Leeds Baroque Live join us over the summer for recorded extracts from our production of Handel's wonderful pastoral ode L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
We are listed in the NCEM directory! www.ncem.co.uk/directory