Community Ensembles Open House Weekend

Leeds Conservatoire, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD
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Do you play an orchestral instrument or enjoy choral singing?
We are looking for new members to join us, so if you are looking to join a new ensemble this year this could be for you!

We are relaunching our community ensembles, the home of amateur and non-professional music making at Leeds Conservatoire. To give you an opportunity to meet us, have a weekend of music making, and help us shape the future of these ensembles, come along to this open house weekend on Saturday  23 and Sunday 24 October 2021.  Its free to take part, and refreshments and lunch will be provided for everyone.

All you need to do is sign up, tell us what instrument you play, or what voice part you sing, then join us on the weekend to play music and meet new people. We will have a range of repertoire to work on across the two days, so plenty to get your teeth into. We will be fully relaunching the ensembles in January 2021.

We are very friendly and supportive, so don’t worry if you are a bit nervous or perhaps a bit rusty. We hope that the event will inspire you to make music as much as it will help us learn what everyone wants from their ensembles in the future.

Saturday 23 October 2021, 10.00AM to 4.00PM

You will be able to play with the ensembles below. If you decide you want to try different things you can do this on day one.



Sinfonia (Director: Andrew Watkinson)

Leodian Concert Orchestra (Conductor: Ben Crick)



Traditional / classical repertoire (Conductor: Caroline Hallam)

Pop and Jazz (Conductor: Jenny Smith)


At the end of the day, join us for a sociable drink in the bar, meet the team, and meet some new people.

Sunday 24 October 2021, 10.00AM to 4.00PM

We will come together in The Venue (our concert hall) to share work from the previous day, as well as joining together to perform larger scale works including:

O Fortuna from Carmina Burana

The Lark Ascending, Ralph Vaughan Williams (Guest soloist Sophie Rosa)

And more to be announced.

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