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Historical Event, Wed 18 Mar 2020


The History of Leeds Festival Chorus

The History of Leeds Festival Chorus


Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, on official duty in Leeds Town Hall for the opening of Leeds Town Hall in 1858, were treated to the Hallelujah Chorus when the speech-making had finished. It was sung by the new Leeds Festival Chorus, specially formed to be part of the first Leeds Musical Festival, timed to begin soon after the ceremony and expected to raise money for the General Infirmary. Richard Wilcocks, in an illustrated talk, will trace the history of Leeds Festival Chorus (he sings bass with it) from its founding until the present day.

A talk to tie in with Abbey House Museums's 2020 'Sounds of Our City' exhibition.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 18 Mar 2020 14:45 to 15:45


Talk is £5.45. Adults only (no ticket concessions apply). Pre booking essential - please reserve a space by ringing 0113 3784079/ emailing Payment will be taken on the day of the event.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 26 Feb Talk - Queer Vibes, with Dr Ross Horsley
Tue 25 - Fri 28 Feb Exhibition - Light For Leeds
Tue 25 - Fri 28 Feb Sounds of Our City
Sat 25 Jan - Thu 31 Dec Sounds of Our City
Sat 29 Feb Exhibition - Light For Leeds
Sat 29 Feb Sounds of Our City



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Abbey Walk,
Abbey Road,



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Map reference: SE 259363  Lat: 53.82237 Long: -1.60710

By Car - from Leeds City Centre follow the A65 (Kirkstall Road) for approximately 2 ½ miles. Abbey House can be found on your right approximately ¼ mile after the Kirkstall Retail Park, opposite Kirkstall Abbey.

Public Transport - Abbey House is located directly on a well serviced bus route.

Buses: 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley & Kirkstall Forge station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups