Music

BEST BAR NON….

BEST BAR NON….

Barroom Beethovens in Leeds are being challenged to put their musical mettle to the test as they bid to be crowned the city’s top pub pianist. Applications are now open for popular Leeds Pub Piano Competition, which is calling on talented ivory-tinkers from across the city and beyond to come together and compete for the […]

POPWORLD FESTIVAL REARRANGED FOR SECOND TIME

POPWORLD FESTIVAL REARRANGED FOR SECOND TIME

The best of the ‘90s and early noughties pop is coming to Leeds. Whether you lived through those eras and want to step back into a time warp of nostalgia or you just love a cheesy tune, Millennium Square will play host to the golden era of pop on August 6th 2022. Despite having to […]

RYEDALE FESTIVAL

RYEDALE FESTIVAL

Ryedale Festival is  celebrating its 40th year although not in the way it had planned, the answer is a one-off, late-announced, open-ended, can-do-spirited programme of summer events that will bring some extraordinary and inspiring performers to play together in beautiful Ryedale places. Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world […]

A MYRIAD OF CONCERTS FOR EVERYONE THIS SUMMER

A MYRIAD OF CONCERTS FOR EVERYONE THIS SUMMER

There’s concerts at Castle Howard this summer designed to suit every taste from classical, rock and pop.   Café Mambo Ibiza For the first time, iconic dance music brand Cafe Mambo Ibiza will bring a star studded line up of world class DJs to Castle Howard, for an evening of Ibiza classics and dance anthems […]

HISTORIC HIDDEN GEM CONCERT HALL WITHIN LEEDS GRAND THEATRE

HISTORIC HIDDEN GEM CONCERT HALL WITHIN LEEDS GRAND THEATRE

The Howard Assembly Room, Opera North’s historic “hidden gem” concert hall within Leeds Grand Theatre, will reopen this October with an expanded programme and its own front door, as the Company’s £18M redevelopment campaign Music Works nears completion. The inaugural line-up features folk, jazz, world and experimental music, chamber concerts and film screenings, but also […]

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

  Young singers will be the first to benefit from Opera North’s £18m redevelopment project in Leeds this summer as the Company prepares to open its new Education Studio in the heart of the city. The activities in the Howard Opera Centre will form part of a range of inspiring opportunities available for hundreds of […]

THE VOICE AND VISIONS TOUR

THE VOICE AND VISIONS TOUR

Midge Ure & Band Electronica are delighted to return to the road in 2022 with the Voice & Visions tour, celebrating 40 years since the release of Ultravox’s Rage In Eden and Quartet albums and are at St George’s Hall, Bradford on Monday 21 February 2022. At the start of 1981, Ultravox were laying their […]

BEAUTIFUL MELODIES RE-DISCOVERED

BEAUTIFUL MELODIES RE-DISCOVERED

Talented, creative and commercially successful, their beautiful melodies were nevertheless thought to have been lost to the ages. But thanks to a group of aspiring modern musicians in Leeds, pieces of work by forgotten women composers have been rediscovered and recorded for the first time ever as part of a partnership project during Women’s History […]

TEN REASONS WHY SINGING IS GOOD FOR YOU

TEN REASONS WHY SINGING IS GOOD FOR YOU

Belting out a tune in the shower might actually be doing you more good than you think according to the latest look at the health and wellbeing benefits of singing from Opera North. Here are their Top 10 reasons why it is well worth giving your vocal cords a regular workout during lockdown and beyond. […]

WRITING HOME

WRITING HOME

Opera North has launched Writing Home, a community song writing project which will help create an innovative arts installation as part of the Howard Opera Centre, the Company’s redeveloped home in Leeds due to open later this year. The Howard Opera Centre has been designed as a creative space for the whole community to use, […]