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Leeds Arts Events & Venues - Covid-19 Update (13 May 2020)

To manage the impact of Covid-19 in Leeds and ensure the safety and well-being of our audiences and all Leeds City Council staff, we must continue to stay at home as much as possible in order to control the virus and save lives. 

Our events through to the end of July have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date.

The following events have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date:
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Royal Northern Sinfonia (21 March)
Orchestra of Opera North (28 March)
The Hallé (4 April)
Room on the Broom & The Highway Rat (11 April)
Manchester Collective: Voice of the Whale (23 April)
Robert Webb (24 April)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (25 April)
Free lunchtime talks: Before Grenfell Tower (6 May)
Manchester Camerata (16 May)
Bryony Gordon (28 May)
St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra (30 May)
Black Dyke Brass Festival (21 June)
Manchester Collective: Enescu Octet (25 June)
Pandora Sykes (22 July)

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Milton Jones: Milton Impossible new date: 19 February 2021 book here
Fascinating Aida new date: 21 October 2020 book here
Exile of the African Warrior new date: 28 February 2021 book here
Inspiration Choir: West End and Broadway new date: 11 April 2021, 4pm book here
Nightmares on Wax new date: 20 September 2020, doors 7pm book here
Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales (previously 16, 17 & 18 April): awaiting new dates
Russell Watson new date: 29 September 2020 at 7.30pm book here
The Unbelievable Chris Kamara Show (previously 14 May): awaiting new date
ZOG (previously 22, 23 & 24 May): awaiting new dates
Ross Noble new date: 13 January 2021 book here (limited availability)
The Water Diviner’s Tale / Opera North new date: 10 &11 June 2021 book here
Brian Wilson: Good Vibrations new date: 8 July 2021 book here
Julia Holter / Opera North (previously 24 June): awaiting new date, please check Opera North’s website
Jimmy Carr previously 2 & 19 June 2020) new dates: 1 & 4 April 2021 book here
Leeds International Beer Festival (previously 3-6 September): awaiting new dates
Leeds Conductors Competition Gala Final new date: 19 June 2021 book here

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Until it is safe to welcome audiences back to our events we will continue to share content with you on our website and social media channels, where we’ll also keep you informed of any changes and their implications as soon as we can.

Our sincere thanks for your understanding and continued support during these difficult times.
Keep safe and well.

With kind regards
Leeds Arts Events & Venues Team


Leeds Conductors Competition

Timetable and repertoire

Timetable and repertoire

Please note, closed sessions are not open to the public.

Members of the public are welcome to attend Public Sessions for free, no booking required.

Tickets must be purchased for the Gala Concert on Saturday 19 June 2021.


Tuesday 15 June 2021
12.30pm – Reception at Leeds Town Hall
2.30pm – 5.30pm  Chamber Music Round (closed session, 16 contestants, 20 minutes each)
6.30pm – 9.30pm – Chamber Music Round (closed session, continuation)
9.30pm  Announcement of results

Wednesday 16 June 2021
Wednesday morning  Masterclass/workshop at Opera North for those not going through to the First Round
2.30pm – 5.30pm – First Round (public session, 12 contestants, 40 minutes each)
6.30pm – 9.30pm – First Round (public session, continuation)

Thursday 17 Juner 2021
10.30am – 1.30pm – First Round (public session, continuation)
1.30pm – Announcement of results
6.30pm – 9.30pm  Second Round (public session, 6 contestants – 50 minutes each)

Friday 18 June 2021
10.30am – 1.30pm  Second Round (public session, continuation)
1.30pm – Announcement of results
6.30pm – 9.30pm  Final Round (closed session, 3 contestants, 50 minutes each)

Saturday 19 June 2021
2.30pm – 5.30pm  Final Round (closed session, continuation)
7.30pm – Gala Final Concert
9.30pm – Announcement of results and prize-giving ceremony
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Chamber Round
Strauss II – Roses from the South (for small ensemble)

First Round
Competitors must choose one work from each of the following lists:

List A
Beethoven – Symphony No 1
Haydn – Symphony No 85
Mozart – Symphony No 36
Mozart – Symphony No 38

List B
Brahms – Symphony No 1 (1st and 4th movements)
Brahms – Symphony No 3 (1st and 4th movements)
Schumann – Symphony No 3 (1st and 2nd movements)
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 5 (1st and 2nd movements)

Second Round
Sally Beamish – A Cage of Doves
Rachmaninov – Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Stravinsky – Symphony in C (3rd movement)

Final Concert
Beethoven – Symphony No 5
Elgar – Enigma Variations
Sibelius – Symphony No 5

Leeds Conductors Competition