Celebrating 15 years of music making

A series of spring concerts, including one reuniting old members and alumni, is planned to celebrate the 15th anniversary of leading choral ensemble, the Clothworkers Consort of Leeds.


The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds is directed by Dr Bryan White together with assistant director Dr Steve Muir, both from the School of Music.  The choir’s reputation has grown steadily since it began, originally as the Leeds University Liturgical Choir, and it is now recognised as one of the finest choirs in the north of England.

In recent years, highlights of the choir’s UK performance schedule have included two sold-out performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at Temple Newsam House, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light in collaboration with the Rambert Dance Company and London Musici at The Grand Theatre in Leeds, and performances at many cathedrals, including St Paul’s, York, Durham, Ely, Lincoln and Salisbury and Wells.

Further afield, the choir has travelled to Prague and the Czech Republic, Poland, Rhineland Germany, Mantua and Budapest.

It has recorded three CDs and also appeared on Leeds alumna Corinne Bailey Rae’s second album, The Sea, in 2010.

The choir is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Sunday 28th May with a concert in the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall from 3-5pm.  Current members will be joined by former members to sing works that have been amongst the choir’s favourites over the years, including Tallis’ forty-part motet Spem in Alium and Parry’s motet for double chorus Lord, let me know mine end.

Book tickets for the May concert.

There is a chance to hear the choir this weekend.  It will be joining forces with the Skipton Camerata on Good Friday to perform Bach’s St John Passion in Skipton Town Hall at 7.30pm.  For details of this and other performances this spring and summer, see the Clothworkers Consort of Leeds website.

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