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Leeds Arts Events & Venues - Covid-19 Update (15 June 2020)


In order to protect the safety and well-being of our audiences and staff, as we continue to manage the impact of COVID-19 in Leeds and stay at home as much as possible 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.


Please detail details below. *Scroll down below this message if you decide to use the ‘book here’ options to access the booking page


Cancelled:
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)
The Unbelievable Chris Kamara Show (14 May)
Black Dyke Brass Festival (21 June)
Manchester Collective: Enescu Octet (25 June)
Pandora Sykes (22 July)
Nightmares on Wax (1 April rescheduled to 20 September)


Postponed:
*Please scroll down below this message if you decide to use the ‘book here’ options to access the booking page.
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
Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales (previously 16, 17 & 18 April): awaiting new dates
Russell Watson new date: 29 September 2020 at 7.30pm book here
ZOG (previously 22, 23 & 24 May) new dates: 31 May, 1 & 2 June 2021 book here
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


Support Leeds Town Hall


The loss of ticket sales for cancelled events during these unprecedented times is of great concern, particularly as we look to the future and the redevelopment plans for Leeds Town Hall. With this in mind, we ask if you would consider making a donation to help sustain Leeds Town Hall – perhaps the most iconic and best loved building in the city, and one of such historic value to the people of Leeds and beyond. If preferred, ticket holders can choose to add credit to their account to use on a future performance. Refunds (minus the booking fee) are also available.


If you have bought tickets to any of our events a member of our Box Office team will be in touch with you shortly. If you have any queries please contact: boxoffice@leeds.gov.uk and allow our team to either respond via email or call you back. If that’s not possible, please call the team on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am and 4pm). There may be a short wait as our Box Office team are now working remotely. Voicemail messages will be collected on a regular basis and someone will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Please be assured that you will be contacted either by email, telephone or post. We won’t forget you.


Until it is safe to welcome audiences back to our events we’ll continue to share content 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.


Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support during these difficult times.


Keep safe and well.


With kind regards
Leeds Arts Events & Venues Team

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Orchestra of Opera North

Orchestra of Opera North

Mon 1 January 0001 - Sat 1 December 2018
Leeds Town Hall (Victoria Hall)

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Orchestra of Opera North
Opera North Youth Chorus
Opera North Young Voices
Opera North Children's Chorus
Richard Farnes - conductor
Fflur Wyn - soprano
Johnny Herford - baritone

Will Todd - Songs of Love and Battle 
Górecki - Symphony No 3 (Sorrowful Songs) Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Will Todd.

Former Music Director of Opera North, Richard Farnes returns to the helm of the Orchestra to present the second-ever performance of Will Todd’s Songs of Love and Battle. Dedicated to Opera North’s youth ensembles who are featured this evening, Todd’s commission is a micro opera depicting the conflicting emotions of war through the words and poems of Maggie Gottlieb, in eight parts.

Górecki picks up the themes of loss and separation caused by conflict using three Polish texts in his Symphony No 3. The first and third texts are written from the perspective of a mother who has lost a child, whilst the middle text is taken from a message written on the wall of a Gestapo cell during World War II, written by a child separated from her parents. Arguably one of the most famous pieces from the late twentieth century, the heartbreak is felt in every aspect of Górecki’s music.

The concert will be finished by approximately 9.15pm.

This concert is part of The City Remembers programme. 

PRICES:

A £38.16, B £36.04, C £31.80, D £24.91,          
E £18.55 
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(including booking fees)

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  • Perhaps people find something they need in this piece of music...somehow I hit the right note, something they were missing. Something somewhere had been lost to them. I feel that I instinctively knew what they needed.
    Górecki on Symphony No 3