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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.

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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)
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)

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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
Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales (previously 16, 17 & 18 April): awaiting new dates
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 2020): 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 2020): awaiting new dates
Leeds Conductors Competition Gala Final new date: 19 June 2021 book here
Russell Watson new date: 9 March 2021 book here
Nitin Sawhney new date: 22 March 2021 book here 
Sandi Toksvig new date: 30 May 2021 book here 

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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

Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Mon 1 January 0001 - Mon 10 February 2020 , 1.05pm - 1.55pm
Leeds Town Hall (Victoria Hall)

Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band​

Dr David Thornton - conductor
Darius Battiwalla - organ

Strauss/Graham - Sunrise from Also Sprach Zarathustra    
Lecuona/Freeh - Malagueña   
Monckton/Wood - Arcadians Overture     
Meechan - Epitaph (for Hillsborough)    
Mantia - Fantasia on Endearing Young Charms 
Featuring euphonium soloist Dan Thomas
Mulet - Carillon-Sortie   
Irish Trad/Jackson - Londonderry Air  
Saint-Saëns/Wilby - Finale from The Organ Symphony 

This concert will go ahead as planned today. 

Established during the 1990s by brass innovator Howard Snell, the RNCM Brass Band has always been a flagship ensemble of the institution.
Geographically the RNCM is ideally placed for brass band students and it can boast a teaching staff that includes Roger Webster, Richard Marshall, Owen Farr, Katy Jones and Steven Mead. In 2014 the college appointed Prof James Gourlay and Prof David King as International Chairs in Brass Band Studies and they both work with the band students on a bi-annual basis. Other recent guest conductors include Nicholas Childs, Russell Gray, Garry Cutt and Elgar Howarth.
The teaching staff encourages students to become members of bands outside of the college and the RNCM benefits greatly from partnerships with some of the UK’s leading brass bands. The current RNCM Brass Band has members of Black Dyke, Grimethorpe, Brighouse & Rastrick and the Fairey Bands within its ranks, as well as a good international representation from countries including, Switzerland, Latvia, Japan and Australia.
The RNCM aims to ensure brass band students receive the highest levels of conservatoire education, through the repertoire they experience, the artists they work with and a generally sound approach to work ethic. The college endeavours for students to complete their studies at the RNCM with a broad-based education, not only with a qualification, but also a wide range of skills covering teaching, conducting, arranging and also as confident, clear communicators.
The RNCM Brass Band feature in the annual RNCM Brass Band Festival, which is the only place to see all of Britain’s top brass bands in a non-competitive environment.
In April 2016, the RNCM appointed Dr David Thornton to the role of Senior Tutor in Brass Bands.  



Free admission, no ticket required

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