Lord Mayor’s carol concerts to light up Leeds Town Hall

The annual Lord Mayor of Leeds Christmas carols concerts are once again set to hit all of the right notes at Leeds Town Hall this week.

Featuring at this year’s event on Thursday 19 December 2013 as part of the Leeds International Concert Season, are the Rothwell Temperance Brass Band, who joined by conductor David Roberts, will be playing a selection of festive treats including Jingle all the way, A Merry Little Christmas and Sleigh Ride.

Leading the singing are the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, who under the baton of chorus master Richard Wilberforce, will be accompanied by Alan Horsey at the organ and director Simon Lindley.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to join in and sing a host of festive carol classics, including O come, all ye faithful, Once in Royal David’s City, Silent Night and Hark! The herald angels sing.

After the concert there will be a collection for the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Thomas Murray’s charity appeal. The chosen charity for 2013/14 is a project called Leeds Offers Fun For the Young (LOFFTY). The money raised will provide more music opportunities and concerts for young people to enjoy.

This annual concert is a festive favourite in Leeds so book early to avoid disappointment. There are two chances to join in the fun, with performances at 6.30pm and 8.30pm on Thursday 19 December. Tickets are priced just £5 (£2.50 concessions) and are available from the Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or at www.leedsconcertseason.com.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray said:

"The Lord Mayor’s Christmas carols concerts at Leeds Town Hall are always extremely special, and it is an absolute privilege for me to be hosting this year’s event.

"We have another fantastic great line-up this year to entertain the crowd, and with two performances on the programme, this really does promise to be a night not to be missed."

Notes to editors:

The present Rothwell Temperance Brass Band was formed in 1984. Five years later it began contesting and quickly made a name for itself winning the 2006 International Masters and the 2009 Grand Shield and Yorkshire Area Championship. The band is now one of the most recognised and accomplished bands in the area.

The Leeds Philharmonic Chorus is a hundred-strong choir that often performs as part of Leeds International Concert Season, and is directed in performances by David Hill, one of the UK’s leading choral conductors.

For further information please contact:

Alison Stockwell

Music Officer

Arts Planning Team

Leeds International Concert Season

Tel. 0113 247 8336

Fax. 0113 247 8334


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Listings Info:

Thursday 19 December, 6.30pm & 8.30pm

The 2013 Lord Mayor’s Carol Concerts

Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

Rothwell Temperance Brass Band

Alan Horsey organ

Introduced and conducted by Simon Lindley

Tickets: £5 (£2.50 concessions).

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedsconcertseason.com

For media enquiries, please contact;

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

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk