"[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 10 June at 3:00pm
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall,
University of Leeds LS2 9JT.
(Note change of venue - due to road closures for the International Triathlon)
Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen
First performed in May 1692, The Fairy Queen was one of the most lavish productions, of the extravagant musical plays or semi-operas that Henry Purcell wrote for the London stage. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream it features some of Purcell’s finest music.
Sunday 28 October at 3:00pm
Leeds College of Music
George Frederick Handel
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
Celebrating 250 Years of
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.
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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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 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.
Watch this space for further exciting developments!
Summer Programme announced
Sunday 10th June 2018
Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen.
We are listed in the NCEM directory!