"[The performance] was a life enhancing jewel in the sea of mediocrity which surrounds us!"
Christine Stanton (2014)
Honorary Patron - Sir Alan Langlands: Musical Director - Peter Holman MBE: Chorus Master - Clive McClelland
Leeds Baroque 2018 directed by Peter Holman
Concert Diary 2018
Sunday 28 October at 3:00pm
Leeds College of Music
George Frederick Handel
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
A rare opportunity to hear one of Handel’s greatest works. He wrote his oratorio L’allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato, based on texts by John Milton, at the height of his powers in 1740, just before Messiah, and it is its secular equivalent: a glorious evocation of Nature in all her varied moods, vividly portrayed by the choir and large orchestra.
250 Years of
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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.
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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24-27 August 2018
Artistic Director: Peter Holman MBE
No Summer Holiday plans yet? Join Leeds Baroque's director Peter Holman and leader Judy Tarling for four days of marvelous Baroque music in rural East Anglia. Full programme details HERE
Talk of cooking to raise funds for the Timpani Project!
Food historian Dr Eileen White will give two talks on seventeenth and eighteenth century cookery to raise funds for the Timpani project.
Find out more ....
Adrian Bending's article on historical timpani available on the EMS web site HERE (page 13)
COMING SOON... THE BAROQUE TIMPS PROJECT
Much of our core repertoire requires period instruments timpani - instruments that are hard to find in our region. To remedy this problem, and with the help and advice of Adrian Bending (principle timpanist for OAE and Professor of Timpani at the Royal College of Music) Leeds Baroque is planning a crowd funding campaign to commission a set of Baroque timps, which in addition to our own use will be made available to other period instrument groups. We hope to launch the project in February 2019.
Watch this space for further exciting developments!
We are listed in the NCEM directory!