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Festive treats at Leeds Town Hall this Christmas






Picture caption: A range of brilliant events are lined up at Leeds Town Hall this Christmas.



Leeds Town Hall is all set to host an eclectic programme of live music, film screenings and family events this December to get you into the Christmas spirit!



Musical highlights include a performance of Handel’s Messiah (13 Dec) by Leeds’ own Leeds Philharmonic Chorus and a gospel flavoured concert by Inspiration Choir and the Orchestra of Opera North (14 Dec). Come prepared to sing festive carols at the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Carol Concerts accompanied by the well-loved Rothwell Temperance Brass Band (18 Dec) and make sure you join us for a wonderful afternoon of waltzes, marches and polkas performed by the very talented Orchestra of Opera North at the Viennese Whirl (28 Dec).



Film crackers include the heart-warming It's a Wonderful Life (21 Dec), the 1988 Christmas-themed action movie Die Hard (22 Dec) and family favourites Home Alone (22 Dec), Elf (23 Dec) and The Wizard of Oz (23 Dec). Plus The Nutcracker and The Snowman is a double-bill of classic musical stories for children with the enchanted animated film The Snowman shown on a big screen, accompanied by a live orchestra! (21 Dec). Another festive family highlight is Frozen Sing-Along (22 Dec, 23 Dec). Why not ‘Let it Go’ and come dressed as Anna or Elsa and belt your heart out to all the great tunes?



Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said:



"With Christmas now just weeks away, there is nowhere better to get into the festive spirit than the fantastic surroundings of Leeds Town Hall!



"I am delighted to say that we have put together a fantastic programme of music, film and family-themed events that people of all ages can enjoy.



"As always we would ask that people book their places for our ticketed events as soon as possible to avoid disappointment."



Explore the hidden secret side to the Town Hall with the Christmas Lights Clocktower Tours (11 & 18 Dec). This is a chance to stand at the dock where prisoner’s once stood, sit at the judge’s bench in the Courtroom, see the Victorian prison cells and climb the 203 steps to the top of the clock tower to admire the Christmas lights across Leeds!



Experience another side of Leeds Town Hall with The Wood Beneath the World (until 24 Dec). For the adults come along to one of the evening experiences and see that beneath the wood, between the trees, lies a world left undiscovered - until now - and you are invited to adventure through its paths. For the children, come and discover a place where the trees have taken over and gather for a very special storytelling session. Father Christmas will also be visiting on Thursday evenings and weekends from 20 November until 20 December.



Continue your experience afterwards in the Town Hall's old Victorian cells, which play host to a unique pop-up bar and feature specially created mulled wine and cider, craft beers and hot chocolate!



Tickets for events at Leeds Town Hall are available from the Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or book online at www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Notes to editors:



For further information please contact:



Alison Stockwell

Music Officer

Arts Planning Team

Leeds International Concert Season



Tel. 0113 247 8336

Fax. 0113 247 8334

Alison.Stockwell@leeds.gov.uk

Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD

www.leedsconcertseason.com

Follow us @LeedsConcerts



Listings information:



Thursday 11 December, 4pm

Christmas Lights Clocktour Tour

This is a chance to stand at the dock where prisoner’s once stood, sit at the judge’s bench in the Courtroom, see the Victorian prison cells and climb the 203 steps to the top of the clock tower to admire the Christmas lights across Leeds!

Tickets: £4.50

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Saturday 13 December, 7pm

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

David Hill conductor

Kate Manley soprano

Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano

Ed Lyon tenor

David Stout baritone

Handel Messiah

Tickets: £31.50, £29, £25, £15, £10 (discounts available)

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Sunday 14 December, 4pm

Inspiration Choir & Orchestra of Opera North present:

Jesus, You Are Him

Tickets: £20, £15, £10 (discounts available)

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Thursday 18 December, 4pm

Christmas Lights Clocktour Tour

This is a chance to stand at the dock where prisoner’s once stood, sit at the judge’s bench in the Courtroom, see the Victorian prison cells and climb the 203 steps to the top of the clock tower to admire the Christmas lights across Leeds!

Tickets: £4.50

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Thursday 18 December, 6.30pm & 8.30pm

The 2014 Lord Mayor’s Carol Concerts

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

Rothwell Temperance Band

Alan Horsey organ

Simon conductor and compère

Tickets: £5 (discounts £2.50)

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Sunday 21 December, 3pm

The Nutcracker & The Snowman

Delight your family this Christmas with a double-bill of classic musical stories for children accompanied by a live orchestra.

Tickets: £25, £23, £21, £19, £16 (discounts available)

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Sunday 21 December, 7pm

Film Screening: It's a Wonderful Life

An unmissable Christmas experience for all at Leeds Town Hall, It’s a Wonderful Life will screen on the giant screen in the Victoria Hall.

Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions).

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Monday 22 December, 1pm

Film Screening: Frozen Sing-Along

It’s not about the story anymore – you’ve seen Frozen fifty times by now and you know what’s going to happen – it’s the songs! So why not come dressed as Anna or Elsa or Olaf and belt your heart out to all the great tunes. Let It Go - it’ll be more fun than a bucket of trolls!

Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions).

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Monday 22 December, 3.30pm

Film Screening: Home Alone

Experience family favourite Home Alone on the giant screen at Leeds Town Hall.

Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions).

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Monday 22 December, 8pm

Film Screening: Die Hard

Experience action film classic Die Hard on the giant screen at Leeds Town Hall.

Certificate: 15

Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions).

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Tuesday 23 December, 10.30am

Film Screening: Frozen Sing-Along

It’s not about the story anymore – you’ve seen Frozen fifty times by now and you know what’s going to happen – it’s the songs! So why not come dressed as Anna or Elsa or Olaf and belt your heart out to all the great tunes. Let It Go - it’ll be more fun than a bucket of trolls!

Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions).

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Tuesday 23 December, 1pm

Film Screening: Elf

Experience family favourite Elf on the giant screen at Leeds Town Hall.

Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions).

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Tuesday 23 December, 3.30pm

Film Screening: Frozen Sing-Along

It’s not about the story anymore – you’ve seen Frozen fifty times by now and you know what’s going to happen – it’s the songs! So why not come dressed as Anna or Elsa or Olaf and belt your heart out to all the great tunes. Let It Go - it’ll be more fun than a bucket of trolls!

Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions).

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Tuesday 23 December, 6pm

Film Screening: The Wizard of Oz

Experience family favourite The Wizard of Oz on the giant screen at Leeds Town Hall.

Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions).

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Sunday 28 December, 3pm

Viennese Whirl

Orchestra of Opera North

Tobias Ringborg conductor/violin

Michael Weinius conductor/tenor

Mark Forrest presenter

A wonderful afternoon concert of Viennese waltzes, marches and polkas.

Tickets: £27.50, £24, £22.50, £18, £14, £9.50 (discounts available)

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedstownhall.co.uk



Until 24 December 2014

The Wood Beneath The World

Adult experience: come along to one of the evening experiences and see beneath the wood, between the trees, lies a world left undiscovered - until now - and you are invited to adventure through its paths. Continue the experience afterwards in the Town Hall's old Victorian cells, which play host to a unique pop-up bar and feature specially created mulled wine and cider, craft beers and more.

Children experience: come and discover a place where the trees have taken over and gather for a very special storytelling session. Father Christmas will also be visiting on Thursday evenings and weekends from 20 November until 20 December.

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online http://thewoodbeneaththeworld.co.uk/



For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk