The Clothworkers Consort: Advent & Christmas by Candlelight
  • Time: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Date: Friday 8 December 2017
  • Location: Leeds Universities Catholic Chaplaincy (www.uilcc.org/about/location)
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  • Cost: Please see description
  • Type: Concerts and performances
  • Open to: General public
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The Clothworkers Consort's annual Advent & Christmas concert features old favourites alongside more unusual pieces for the festive season. Join us to relax and wind down after a long, tiring semester!

The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds (directed by Dr Bryan White) presents its annual concert of music for Advent & Christmas by Candlelight on Friday 8 December 2017 at 7.30pm.

Old favourites like 'Silent Night' will feature, as well as traditional settings of seasonal texts by Palestrina and Byrd, and a number of spine-tingling modern pieces, including 'O Adonai' by Roderick Williams, 'O Magnum Mysterium' by Morten Lauridsen, and a new carol ‘Love comes down at Christmas’ by Leeds University alumnus (and the choir’s organist) Duncan Boutwood.

The event takes place in the serene beauty of Leeds Universities Catholic Chaplaincy, described by a Leeds alumnus at last year’s concert as ‘an astonishing hidden architectural gem, an oasis of tranquillity on the doorstep of the University. It is located on St Mark’s Avenue (LS2 9BN), near Notre Dame Sixth-Form College.

Please join us for an evening of exciting, relaxing and above all festive musical treats!

Contact name: Dr Stephen Muir.

Online bookings are accepted until 3pm on Friday 8 December. After that time, please call 07985 004362 to reserve a ticket. You are welcome to turn up at the door, but we cannot guarantee that there will be tickets remaining!

Full price: £12; Concessions: £10 

NB: SPACE IS LIMITED, AND THIS CONCERT HAS CONSISTENTLY SOLD OUT IN RECENT YEARS. BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

ABOUT THE CHOIR

The Clothworkers Consort draws its membership from across the University, and includes undergraduates, postgraduates, and staff from areas as diverse as Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Music, Modern Languages, and Chemistry. The choir performs concerts, sings services, and undertakes tours throughout the UK and continental Europe, with highlights including visits to many of the UK's most beautiful cathedrals, and tours to Poland, Hungary, Italy and the Czech Republic.

CCL has recorded three CDs, worked alongside some of the most prestigious ensembles in the UK, and performed for BBC Radio 3's 'Woman's Hour' and singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey-Rae's second album 'The Sea'.

In January 2017, the choir made its debut at London's Wigmore Hall in a concert of 'Music on the Brink of Destruction', recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

For more information and details of our upcoming concerts, please visit our website at www.ccl.leeds.ac.uk.