Join us for the opening of our 250th Anniversary Exhibition…
War Requiem: Exhibition
28 Sep 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
Leeds Festival Chorus, with the City of Glasgow Chorus and Cantabile Choir, presents a touching and personal tribute to their ancestors who served during the First World War, and to the staff and patients at Leeds' main war hospital at Beckett Park.
To mark the Armistice of 1918, the choruses perform Britten's War Requiem with the BBC Philharmonic and soloists on Saturday 17 November. Find out more about the concert (click here).
The curator of the exhibition is Richard Wilcocks, who sings bass with Leeds Festival Chorus. He explains:
“I asked as many singers as possible to burrow around in their family histories, and used my digital archive from when I was researching my book Stories from the War Hospital in 2014. What I received was personal, intimate and compelling”.
Please note that Leeds Town Hall hosts Civic celebrations and ticketed and private events. As such, access to exhibition spaces may be restricted during stated opening hours. Please contact Leeds Town Hall Reception on 0113 378 6016 to ensure viewings are available.
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
There is full wheelchair access to Leeds Town Hall and wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities on all floors. A number of spaces in the seating area are reserved for wheelchair users.
- Wheelchair access
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