"[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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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.
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!
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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Judy Tarling talk for FUAM
The Arts United:
Another record sucess?
Following the success of the last record sale for St Gemma's Hospice, there will be another opportunity to expand your CD collection in aid of their valuable work. Our concert on October 28 will host the pop-up record shop before the concert and during the interval.
Guest soloists announced for L'Allegro ...
We are delighted to be joined by soprano Philippa Hyde singing the role of Il Penseroso and Handel specialist, the tenor Richard Robbins for our concert on October 28th.
Talk of cooking to raise funds for the Timpani Project!
Food historian Dr Eileen White will give her second talk on 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)
We are listed in the NCEM directory!