Classical music enthusiasts in Leeds are well-served by the number and variety of concerts performed in the city by amateur or semi-pro symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, concert bands, wind bands, ensembles, opera companies, choirs and choral societies.
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Please note that dates are published in good faith and Polkadot Music cannot be held responsible if dates are changed without our knowledge.
The dates shown below are the forthcoming concerts to be performed by the organisations listed, in Leeds and the outskirts, up to Easter 2020. Please click the links to each organisation's web site for full details. Other concerts will be added once details are published on the respective orchestras' web sites.
If you lead an orchestra, concert band, ensemble, choir, choral society or opera company in Leeds and would like to change or add diary dates to this page, please contact Polkadot Music Leeds.
see Opera North web site
CHOIRS AND CHORAL SOCIETIES
25 Jan, 28 Mar
Leeds Town Hall is the primary venue in Leeds for classical music concerts. An international orchestral season is held each year, together with many other classical music events. In addition, a lunchtime organ recital is held each Monday.
Leeds LS1 3AD
The Venue, which is situated within Leeds College of Music, hosts a wide variety of recitals and concerts. Their calendar normally features performances by international musicians as well as those by Leeds College of Music students.
Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill,
Leeds LS2 7PD
During term time, regular concerts are given at the University of Leeds, either by guest performers or by the University's music students.
The Great Hall
Leeds LS2 9JT
The venues shown below host classical music recitals and concerts, either weekly during the academic year and "concert season", and sometimes several times a week.
Opera North Grand Theatre
46 New Briggate
Leeds LS1 6NU
The Howard Assembly Room hosts numerous events of many different types - see their web site for details.
1 Mar, 4 Apr
See cinema broadcasts of live performances by The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet at the following venues.
Everyman, Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AT
Vue, No 22 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL
Vue, Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS4 2DG
Cottage Road Cinema, Headingley, Leeds
Wetherby Film Theatre, Crossley Street, Wetherby LS22 6RT
Please note: not all venues may show each performance - check the venue for showings
16 Jan - Sleeping Beauty
29 Jan - La Boheme
25 Feb - The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering
17 Mar - Fidelio
1 Apr - Swan Lake
LEEDS FOLK FIDDLE GROUP
Foot tapping fiddle music for that feel-good feeling
See web site for all the info
JOINING A MUSIC GROUP
There are many other amateur music-making groups in the Leeds area which do not give public performances and therefore do not appear on this page. See Join a Music Group in Leeds for links to comprehensive lists of ensembles, bands, orchestras and choirs in Yorkshire.