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We’re back for 2024!

Our first session of the year will be on Wednesday 10th January. Please see our Join the Choir page for full details.

Two birds singing to each other
Have a good sing! Image courtesy of ArtRose via Pixabay

Come and hear us at the Good in Parts 25th anniversary concert in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice

We are happy to support the important work of St Gemma’s Hospice by taking part in a charity concert on Friday 15th December, Church of the Immaculate Heart, 294 Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds LS17 6LE. The concert is organised by Good In Parts Community Choir and it’s also their 25th Anniversary! So congratulations Good in Parts!

Supporting the Yorkshire CND Peace and Craft Fair, 22nd Nov

The choir was happy to be invited to sing at the Peace and Craft Fair in Saltaire on Saturday 22nd Nov in the beautiful Glen Room in Victoria Hall. It was a chilly day, but lovely and sunny. We were part of a programme of solo musicians, duos and poets and were happy to hear our friends at Bradford Voices in fine form.

Singing in Kirkgate Market, 15th Nov 2023

A lovely sing at Kirkgate Market. Thanks to the passers by who stopped to listen to us on a busy, bustling Saturday lunchtime. We gave out lots of choir leaflets (thanks Lizzie) and we hope a few new people may come along to choir to have a sing and maybe join us. 🙂

Choir posing for a photo after singing in Kirkgate Market
After our lively sing at the market

Shine Night Walk Leeds, 20th October 2023

The choir had a great time supporting the Shine Night Walk for Cancer Research UK on 20th October. It was extremely wet and windy, but the sponsored walkers braved the elements and so did the choir. Well done everyone!

Sing for WaterAid workshops, Wed 13th, Wed 20th and Wed 27th September 2023

Leeds People’s Choir are hosting three special workshops to learn songs for a concert in support of WaterAid. The three sessions will run on Wednesdays at 7pm-9pm at Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Woodhouse, Leeds LS3 1AD. This is the regular time and venue for Leeds People’s Choir rehearsals but you don’t need to be a member of the choir to come along. Pay as you can with suggested contribution: £7.50-£10 per session.

We will learn some new songs, including songs we will sing together with other groups at the WaterAid fundraising event on Saturday 30th September. Timing for 30th September will be confirmed shortly but is likely to be early afternoon at The Watershed in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5JN. If you would like more information please email leedspeopleschoir@gmail.com.

Choir Picnic – Sat 19th Aug, Roundhay Park

We had a great time at the choir picnic in Roundhay. The weather was kind to us, lots of lovely food and a bit of singing.

June 30 – July 2 2023

We had a great time at the Kendal Street Choirs Festival 2023. Thanks to all the organisers.

We sang several songs with the other choirs who attended. Here we all are at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. Thanks to Lakeside Singers for providing the video.

Saturday concert at the Kendal Leisure Centre – we’re singing a version of Singing in the May by Mike O’Brien, with original words by our MD, Jenny. Thanks to Pat for filming us!

Here we are busking outside Kendal Library. Thanks to Jan Mann for the photo.

Leeds People's Choir singing outside the Kendal Library as part of Street Choirs Festival 2023
Busking in Kendal

Get West Yorkshire Climate Goals on Track, 22nd June

Some choir members sang at a rally organised by Friends on the Earth calling upon the West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to get West Yorkshire’s climate goals on track. Tracy came out to see who was singing.

#GetClimateGoalsOnTrack

Image courtesy of Huddersfield Friends of the Earth

With Banners Held High, Wakefield May 2023

We had a great time singing at the With Banners Held High festival in Wakefield, Saturday 13th May 2023. Thanks to the organisers for inviting us.