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Music, Sat 29 Feb 2020

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

Leeds Philharmonic Chorus


Leeds Philharmonic Chorus
Airedale Symphony Orchestra
John Anderson - conductor
Ian Banks - leader
Sarah Power - soprano
Neil Balfour - bass-baritone

Programme to include:
Gershwin - Porgy & Bess concert version
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Suite: _South Pacific_
Kern - Overture: _Showboat_

Celebrating the very best of American choral and orchestral music, the concert opens with the original overture to the musical _Showboat_, followed by one of the most famous baritone songs _Ol’ Man River_, made famous by the great American baritone Paul Robson.

Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess was first performed in Boston in September 1935, before it moved to Broadway in New York City. Despite an initially unpopular public reception, it is now one of the best-known and most frequently performed operas. The concert version, arranged by Robert Russell Bennett, features the very best music from the opera including _Summertime_ and_ It Ain’t Necessarily So_.

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 29 Feb 2020 19:30 to 00:00


A & B £23, C £17, D & E £13 Over 60s: £1.50 off Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off



Leeds Town Hall,
The Headrow,



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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