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The Music Serenade – Ripon Cathedral

Musicians: Andrew Long (violin), Robert Ashworth (horn), Ian Buckle (piano) Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Cathedral Concert Society is clearly a lively and successful institution. Monthly concerts during the Winter draw more than sizeable audiences to the magnificent setting of the spacious Quire (the cathedral favours the old spelling) of Ripon Cathedral – and the acoustic’s excellent, too. The November guests ...

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Mahler: Symphony No 8 (Symphony of a Thousand) – Town Hall, Leeds

Conductor: David Hill Choirs: Leeds Festival Chorus, Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Bradford Catholic Youth Choir Soloists: Lee Bisset, Katherine Broderick, Paula Sides, Sarah Castle, Madeleine Shaw, Peter Wedd, Michael Druiett, Andrew Foster-Williams Reviewer: Ron Simpson The 2015-2016 Leeds International Orchestral Season climaxed memorably with Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. The clue to the rarity of performances of this symphony comes in the ...

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The Mingus Big Band – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

The Mingus Big Band. Image Credit Tom Arber

Musicians: The Mingus Big Band Leader: Boris Kozlov Reviewer: Ron Simpson It was a real coup for Opera North to get the Mingus Big Band for its only date outside London before a week at Ronnie Scott’s Club. One of the most enduring and exciting of “legacy” bands gave the sell-out audience a joyous and exhilarating two hours of jazz. ...

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