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Manchester Camerata performs Corelli’s Christmas Concerto in Leeds

Described as ‘probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ (The Times), Manchester Camerata performs Corelli’s Christmas Concerto at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 3 December.

As well as Corelli’s popular Christmas Concerto which bears the inscription ‘for the night of Christmas’, the orchestra will perform Pachelbel’s hugely popular Canon and Gigue which is frequently performed at wedding ceremonies, Bach’s lyrical Double Violin Concerto and Bach’s Oboe and Violin Concerto. Joined by one of today’s leading trumpet soloists Tine Thing Helseth, Manchester Camerata will also perform Bach’s Trumpet Concerto and Vivaldi’s Double Trumpet Concerto.

Described as transforming the "brassy trumpet sound into something soft, supple, lyrical and delectable", Tine Thing Helseth has recently made her BBC Proms concerto debut at the Royal Albert Hall, her acclaimed debut at London’s Wigmore Hall and performed the world premiere of Bent Sørensen’s Trumpet Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic. She has been the recipient of various awards including ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards, the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the 2007 Norwegian Grammy Awards (the first classical artist ever to be nominated), and second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition.

Manchester Camerata is ‘one of Europe’s best chamber orchestras’ (Musika Magazine). Founded in 1972, the orchestra is home to some of the finest musicians in the world and uses music in innovative ways to redefine what an orchestra can do. Manchester Camerata is always looking for new ways to bring audiences and participants even closer to the music. The orchestra appears in all sorts of venues, from grand concert halls to nightclubs, and collaborate with diverse artists – from classical legends such as Martha Argerich to iconic bands like New Order. Its pioneering work in the community tackles national priorities such as the ageing population, loneliness, and social inclusion. This work covers three specialist areas, including schools, health and wellbeing, and Camerata’s youth programme, and is backed by research, which demonstrates the real impact of what the organisation does.

Tickets for this concert are priced £12.50-£33.50 and are available from the Box Office on 0113 376 0318 or book online at Don’t forget that 50% discounts are available for students, under 18s and jobseekers. Plus, if you’re under 26 you can purchase tickets for an orchestral concert for just £5 in the seven days before the concert.

Tine Thing Helseth Paul Mitchell