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Music, Sat 1 Dec 2018

Orchestra of Opera North

Orchestra of Opera North


Orchestra of Opera North
Opera North Youth Chorus
Opera North Young Voices
Opera North Children's Chorus
Richard Farnes - conductor
Fflur Wyn - soprano
Johnny Herford - baritone

Will Todd - Songs of Love and Battle 
Górecki - Symphony No 3 _(Sorrowful Songs)_ Listen []

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Will Todd.

Former Music Director of Opera North, Richard Farnes returns to the helm of the Orchestra to present the second-ever performance of Will Todd’s _Songs of Love and Battle_. Dedicated to Opera North’s youth ensembles who are featured this evening, Todd’s commission is a micro opera depicting the conflicting emotions of war through the words and poems of Maggie Gottlieb, in eight parts.

Górecki picks up the themes of loss and separation caused by conflict using three Polish texts in his Symphony No 3. The first and third texts are written from the perspective of a mother who has lost a child, whilst the middle text is taken from a message written on the wall of a Gestapo cell during World War II, written by a child separated from her parents. Arguably one of the most famous pieces from the late twentieth century, the heartbreak is felt in every aspect of Górecki’s music.

The concert will be finished by approximately 9.15pm.

This concert is part of The City Remembers programme. 

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 Dec 2018 19:30 to 00:00


A £38.16, B £36.04, C £31.80, D £24.91, E £18.55, O £14.31 Over 60s: £1.50 off Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off (including booking fees)



    Leeds International Concert Season


    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    LS1 3AD



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    Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

    By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

    By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality