“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
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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Morgana Warren - Jones a member of Leeds Baroque Choir (2014-2017) sings Quilter's Fear no more the heat of the sun with pianist Rachel Fright and brings us news of her career so far... read more
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
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
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