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Nearby: Leeds

artformsleeds.co.uk/music/

‘Offers music learning opportunities to learners at school, in the community and in out-of-school settings. Supporting learners from first access through to excellence, ArtForms Music offers a range of activity in all genres, and for learners of all ages. We offer vocal and instrumental learning in and out of school, in a wide range of instruments and across a wide range of genres. ArtForms Music Centres offer community-based music learning across the city, and City of Leeds Youth Music offers the opportunity for young musicians to play at a very high level. We support schools through CPD and through the Music Connect network, as well as delivering National Curriculum teaching.’

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Also indexedCity of Leeds Youth Music | Leeds Music Education Partnership
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www.dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk

'The Diocese of Leeds has the largest church programme of choral music for young people in the United Kingdom. Our Choral Directors work with some 3500 children weekly (over 100 groups across 53 schools), returning to their bases to run our elite choirs; 6 boys’ choirs, 6 girls’ choirs, 5 mixed children’s choirs, 2 youth choirs, 3 university choirs and an adult choir, all drawing their membership from our school sessions.'

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Also indexedLeeds Cathedral
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www.lcm.ac.uk

'A leading European conservatoire. We provide music education to a community of over 1900 musicians through a variety of programmes, including undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, numerous short courses and Junior LCoM for those aged 9-18.'

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www.leedspiano.com

'Started in 1963 by Fanny Waterman, Dame Fanny (as she is now known) retired from the Competition in 2015, paving the way for our new artistic leadership of Paul Lewis CBE and Adam Gatehouse to reimagine the Competition for a new generation of pianists, audiences and participants ... Whilst the main Competition (which takes place every three years) will always lie at the heart of the organisation, we are embracing a new vision for our work, which places great importance on an active and inspirational learning and engagement programme.' Held Mid May [2018]

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leedsjazz.club

‘Come Along To Leeds Jazz Club And Enjoy A Friendly Drink With Some Great Live Jazz! Membership is NOT required, just turn up and enjoy some great live jazz from some of the very best of Traditional Jazz Bands from around the country.‘

Category:Jazz Clubs
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leedslieder.org.uk

'Leeds Lieder was inaugurated with a Festival of song in 2005 and there followed a decade of biennial Festivals attracting some of the finest singers and pianists of our time. Encouraged by this success, in 2017 it was decided that the Festival should become an annual event. In between Festivals, audiences are able to enjoy a lively season of concerts and masterclasses.' Festival held Mid April.

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Also indexedLeeds Lieder Festival
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leedsorganists.wixsite.com/loaweb

‘A group of friendly people, including performers and listeners, who are interested in the thrill of the organ and its music ... We invite you to join our meetings where you will receive a very warm welcome. We can also offer help and advice to all church musicians and clergy, including deputising duties. Most important of all, we are willing to advise and support those who want to learn the organ, whatever their age. In some cases we will even consider sponsoring lessons.’

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www.leedsquakers.org.uk/activities/amnesty-concerts

Chamber music recitals, usually fortnightly either on Saturday or Sunday evenings, at the Rawdon Quaker Meeting House near Leeds: ‘Admission is free. Donations to Amnesty International’.

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rothwellmusicfestival.shutterfly.com

‘Usually held annually in March in Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire ... The aim ... is to provide a platform for amateurs of all ages and abilities to perform music in a competitive but friendly atmosphere, and to encourage and maintain high standards ... Competitors are judged by professional adjudicators, and some of the winners are invited to perform in the concert a few weeks later. Fund-raising activities are organised by volunteers.’

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www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/school-of-film-music-and-performing-arts/

‘The axis where creativity and technology meet ... The School of Film, Music & Performing Arts fosters a culture of creation and participation. We are proud shapers of, and contributors to, the cultural life of this great Northern city – a city that is the original birthplace of film. We nurture the arts pioneers of the future: influencers who will not just reflect the outside world, but impact upon it. This culture is enabled by a team of experienced practitioners and academics who produce award-winning work of international repute. We foster an immersive environment that breeds originality, invention and ambition ... From contemporary dance and theatre, to documentary film and epic soundtracks; take advantage of our unique links with the cultural and creative industries, regionally, nationally and internationally.’

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Also indexedLeeds Beckett University
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music.leeds.ac.uk

‘The School has an international reputation for research and brings together acclaimed scholars, composers and performers in purpose-built premises at the heart of the Leeds campus. We have over twenty academic staff working across musicology, music psychology, composition, performance, business and music, and electronic and computer music ... Music students at the University of Leeds will become part of a select band later this year [2017] when it gains coveted All-Steinway School status. Leeds will join prestigious international institutions such as New York’s Juilliard School and become the first member of the UK’s Russell Group of universities to use the instruments – favoured by the world’s top pianists – throughout its practice rooms and concert halls.’

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Also indexedUniversity of Leeds
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www.saa-uk.org

'SAA-uk is an innovative organisation on the cutting edge and pushing the boundaries in how traditional and contemporary Indian Music and Dance is performed, presented and experienced by audiences, participants and Artists.'

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www.yamsen.org.uk

‘An association dedicated to providing and promoting high quality musical activities and tuition for adults and children with a wide range of special needs. As its members, we recognise the unique contribution that music plays in people’s lives, especially in the lives of those with difficulties and disabilities. We currently offer choirs for those with learning difficulties, deliver bespoke music and multisensory projects, and organise CPD workshops for those who work with those with special needs.’  ALERT YAMSEN:speciallyMusic (with the Gordon Parry Centre) is no longer based at the West Park Centre. The Centre was suddenly closed for Health and Safety reasons on the 2nd November 2012 without any prior warning. (The Centre has since been demolished.) At the time of Review, YAMSEN operated out of the ArtForms offices.

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Also indexedYAMSEN | Gordon Parry Centre
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www.yorkshire-music-lessons.co.uk

Originally founded 1894: ‘Offers expert tuition for almost every musical instrument, for both adults and children in a friendly, relaxed environment ... In addition to the instruments, we provide lessons for all levels of singing. Together with music theory and music composition we aim to cover all aspects of music training. As well as providing individual tuition, there are also several group classes and from time to time special workshops and concerts ... The College receives no grants from any source. Our funding comes mainly from tuition fees, which we aim to keep as low as feasible, in order for the courses to be as accessible to as many people as possible’.

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gayabandon.org.uk

‘Our first concert – when we were all very nervous – was back in 1998 at the Clothworkers’ Hall at Leeds University. Since then, we’ve performed more and more often, and travelled further afield, including concerts in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Berlin and Paris. We still get nervous! As well as big concerts, we’ve performed at various festivals and events. Although our performances are a focus for our repertoire and rehearsals, they’re not the be all and end all. Some members choose not to perform – and few of us make every performance. The real joy of being in the choir is the friendly atmosphere and camaraderie built around our common joy of singing. We welcome any members of the LGBT* communities who share that joy and want to be a part of it.’

Category:LGBT Choirs
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www.horsforthchoralsociety.co.uk

Horsforth Choral Society in Leeds is a mixed-voice choir founded in 1928. They perform a variety of choral music including sacred music, folk songs and spirituals as well as choral items by contemporary composers ... No audition required. The ability to read music would be helpful but not essential ... Prospective members may attend a couple of “taster” sessions before making a commitment to join.’

Category:Leeds
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www.jfconcertband.com

‘We are a community band working in the community for the community. Our mission is to promote music making for the enjoyment of all, and at the same time provide a platform for amateur and student players. The band consists of about 35 instrumentalists - woodwind, brass and percussion. All members bring their own talents to help achieve our objectives ... Our repertoire includes film and show, light classical, popular music and marches ... We are always pleased to receive enquiries to play at events within a reasonable distance of Leeds, but please note that we are a concert band, not a marching band or dance band.’

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www.kippaxband.co.uk

Kippax Band has a long and proud history in brass banding dating back to the early 1800's. In fact, Band records dating back to 1933 state “Band decided to have tea to commemorate the Band as the oldest brass band in England on January 13th 1934. This year makes 120 years as a band and 100 years as an all-brass Band”.’ The Band is active in competitions, as well as providing regular concerts at the Kippax Band Social Club and elsewhere.

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www.leedsbaroque.org

‘Period instrument performance group directed by Peter Holman specialising in music of the 17th and 18th centuries ... Members are drawn from professional and non-professional players with students from the region’s music colleges. Free workshops given by leaders in the field of baroque performance practice provide training, and the funds available are used to enable members of the orchestra to perform concerts with internationally renowned soloists.‘

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www.leedsfestivalchorus.co.uk

‘We present classical choral music in Yorkshire and elsewhere in Britain. We have 150 performing members in soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections ... Founded in 1858, the Chorus was re-formed every three years for the Leeds Festival. Since 1985 we have been independent, giving a full annual concert programme.‘

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leedsfolkfiddlegroup.yolasite.com

'The Group is primarily a fiddle class for violinists of all ages and abilities who would like to learn to play folk, with various accompanying folk instruments (double bass, guitars, banjo). The repertoire mainly consists of traditional folk and folk of all kinds, Klezmer, Sevdah, Gypsy and a bit of bluegrass and traditional old time American tunes. We play at festivals, folk clubs, private events and functions, charity balls and fairs and we are available for private parties or weddings. The players are all learners with some beginners and we aim to enjoy ourselves and welcome anyone who would like to play with us. No previous experience with folk music necessary.'

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leedsguildofsingers.org.uk

‘An enterprising choir of up to 30 singers with a repertoire ranging across 7 centuries, equally at home in Renaissance polyphony and new work and commissions ... The Choir was founded in 1948 "to encourage the appreciation of music by the burghers of Leeds" as a small group of professional/semi-professional singers. Historically the choir has always maintained a close association with the University of Leeds School of Music ... We sing in and around Leeds, giving around six concerts and performances every year, some for charity. We are also for hire.’

Category:Chamber Choirs
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www.leedsphil.com

'Leeds Philharmonic Chorus now comprises over 130 singing members regularly performing at Leeds Town Hall. Performances are often jointly promoted with the Leeds International Concert Season and the BBC. Repertoire is extensive, combining both tradition and innovation involving a constant quest for excellence as well as enterprise.'

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lso.org.uk

‘The original LSO, we have been in existence since 1890 and perform several concerts each year in Leeds and surrounding areas ... We now give regular performances in Headingley, Horsforth, Wetherby and Knaresborough ... Numbering approximately 80 players ... membership is by audition - the basic entry standard required is Grade VIII.’

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www.leedswaits.org.uk/waits.htm

’Re-creating the original Borough Waits of Leeds who existed from 1530 to 1835, especially but not exclusively the first century and a half of their existence ... The Waits perform for the Lord Mayor and Corporation, also at stately homes and heritage events around the region, and for organisations such as English Heritage and The National Trust ... They play authentic music on authentic instruments, always performing in appropriate historical dress, and are, as in the old days, available for hire for public and private events.’

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northernballet.com

'Northern Ballet is now regarded as one of the world’s greatest ballet companies, committed to creating new ballets and touring widely, performing to audiences throughout the UK who otherwise wouldn’t have access to the highest quality ballet. The Company is also much in demand internationally ... Northern Ballet believes that live music enhances performance and is committed to music being played live for almost all productions. Northern Ballet Sinfonia is made up of 27 players who travel the length and breadth of the UK with the Company playing for over 150 performances every year.'

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www.northernoperagroup.co.uk

Founded 2015: ‘Specialise in the performance of operas outside of the core repertoire - enabling artists and audiences in the North of England to experience works that they would otherwise never have opportunity to enjoy. We produce both professional and community productions ... Opera might not be for everyone, but we believe that it can be for anyone’.

Category:Opera Companies
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Also indexedLeft Bank Opera Festival
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www.operanorth.co.uk

‘England’s national opera company in the North and one of Europe’s leading arts organisations. The Company is committed to producing work of the highest quality that excites, challenges and entertains. It tours not only throughout the North of England and to London, but also to opera houses on the continent ... and it performs at major international festivals ... Opera North is a vibrant, lively organisation which actively challenges conventional perceptions of opera. Breathing new life into the classics, the Company is also a strong advocate of lesser-known works and a champion of musical theatre. Opera North collaborates with artists and companies working in a variety of media, including film and visual art. Its versatile Chorus and Orchestra also perform independently, constantly revitalising their approaches to music-making.’

Category:Opera Companies
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www.hornclub.co.uk

'Open to horn players who enjoy making music within an informal friendly group which offers the opportunity, for a very modest fee, to meet like-minded enthusiastic hornists, either as a paid-up subscriber or as an occasional visitor.'

Category:Brass Ensembles
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Also indexedNorthern Horn Club
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www.phoenixband.co.uk

‘A large wind orchestra with players from Leeds and the surrounding area ... We play a rich variety of music from film scores and musical theatre, to swing and popular classics, and perform throughout the year for local concert seasons, fundraising events and private engagements.’

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www.stpeters-singers.org.uk

Founded 1977: ‘A mixed choir of about forty voices based in the City of Leeds ... The Singers have enjoyed a close relationship with Leeds Minster (St Peter-at-Leeds), formerly, of course, Leeds Parish Church, where many concerts and liturgical appearances take place each season. At the same time, the choir performs at many other venues in and around Leeds’.

Category:Leeds
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www.sinfoniaofleeds.org.uk

Sinfonia was founded in 1973 by Graham Bennett who conducted the orchestra for the next 17 years. Graham's avowed aim was to bring together the best amateur musicians in the area and to weld them into a chamber orchestra with professional standards of performance and presentation ... David Greed succeeded Graham Bennett as Musical Director and Principal Conductor in 1990, and has encouraged the orchestra to broaden its musical horizons and grow in order to play some of the larger symphonic works.’

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www.wyso.org.uk

‘From its beginnings in 2003, the purpose of West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra has been to perform classical music to a high standard and bring this to a wider community who would not normally consider attending a classical concert. It has subsequently grown to a full sized symphony orchestra performing a range of classical works ... The orchestra has a strong community ethos. We are especially keen to make music available to children, ethnic minorities, older people and people with low incomes. We hope to inspire anyone to enjoy and participate in music making and to provide an opportunity for smaller groups to perform with or alongside us ... We do not operate formal auditions as we favour orchestral trials. Most of players are grade eight standard or have equivalent orchestral experience.’

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www.yorkshireclarinetensemble.co.uk

'A friendly group of advanced clarinet players who enjoy playing a varied repertoire of original compositions and specially selected arrangements at events in Leeds and the surrounding area. From its formation in 2012, the ensemble now has around 15 members.'

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www.ylss.org

‘If you are an adult learner of the violin, viola, cello or bass, or played a string instrument at school and would like to start again, playing with a group with adults of similar standard, then YLSS is for you. You don’t have to audition, we just want to encourage you to play music ... From a small beginning in September 2000, YLSS has grown to nearly fifty players with more joining each year. Each section has a range of abilities from virtual beginners upwards to experienced players. Members come from all over Yorkshire, including Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Hull, Harrogate and, of course, Leeds itself.’

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www.fulneck.org.uk

Fulneck Moravian Church is a busy congregation with activities for all ages and various interests ,,, The Settlement overlooks the Tong and Fulneck Valley near Leeds in West Yorkshire. It is a site of great historic interest, dating back to 1743, but remains an active community with many residents and different organisations ... The Fulneck Moravian Church organ was originally built and installed by Johannes Snetzler in 1748 ... In 2016 a major renovation was carried out by Wood of Huddersfield. The organ was brought to modern concert pitch and can now be used to accompany other instruments.’

Category:Churches
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www.leedsminster.org

'The present building was erected in 1841 and from early times was known for its outstanding music. This continues to the present day as the Minster community celebrates the English Sacred Choral Tradition as one of the key features of how we seek to structure our approach to worship within the mainstream of the ongoing Anglican tradition ... One of the most famous instruments in Britain (and certainly one of those most broadcast and recorded), the organ at St Peter-at-Leeds was first installed in the medieval church in 1713 ... The instrument as we have it today is, in essence, a Harrison speaking with a Harrison voice – though with a pronounced and unique ambience of its own ... From the South Transept location, the organist is placed between the Choir and the Congregation – a position which presents formidable challenges of vocal and instrumental balance but which is utterly invaluable in terms of congregational choral and accompaniment with the object of enhancing the liturgy – which is, after all, the main purpose of the instrument.'

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Also indexedLeeds Parish Church
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www.leedstownhall.co.uk/whats-on/

'Leeds Town Hall is a Grade 1 listed building and was built by Cuthbert Brodrick after a competition to build the Town Hall was held in 1852. The Town Hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1858 and is home to an impressive 3-manual organ, the largest of its kind in Europe, built by Gray and Davidson. Leeds Town Hall seats 1550.'

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concerts.leeds.ac.uk

‘The Concert Series plays an important role in the cultural life on the University campus and in the broader city region. The Series is committed to high quality and continues to employ high-calibre professional musicians presenting interesting and varied live music performances for students, staff and the general public. The Series is directly related to the teaching and research outputs of the School of Music and other areas of the University, and offers a wide range of musical genres and styles.’

Category:Leeds
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www.leedsinspired.co.uk

‘Leeds what's on events calendar! Discover what's happening in Leeds ... Lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance, performance, films and family events; we love to highlight new independent events alongside the more established to show you the full picture of things to do in Leeds ,,, Leeds Inspired is part of Leeds City Council.’

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