The 2nd Leeds International Organ Festival launches TODAY – 13 May – with a recital at 1.10pm in Leeds Cathedral by Leeds City Organist Darius Battiwalla.
Over the two-months of the Festival, some dates in the diary for music enthusiasts across the region and beyond include…:
A ‘Come and Sing Haydn’ event at Leeds Cathedral on Saturday 1 June
On 3 June, Nigel Ogden, theatre organist and long-time presenter of BBC Radio 2’s The Organist Entertains will be just one of a series of Lunchtime Recitalists at Leeds Cathedral.
Vespers on Sunday 9 June, including Clerambault Suite du Deuxieme Ton and de Grigny Veni Creator at St Patrick’s Church, Huddersfield…
Alongside the performances, masterclasses, lunchtime recitals and evening concerts, for the first time, young players from the Diocese of Leeds Organists’ Training Programme will perform in Leeds Cathedral.
The Festival will include an evening with the world-famous composer Sir James MacMillan, interviewed by Richard Mantle OBE, General Director of Opera North on Tuesday 11 June…
Further information about the mainly FREE concerts and events of the UK’s newest International Organ Festival, organised by Diocese of Leeds Music, with Leeds Cathedral Organist David Pipe as the LIOF’s Artistic Director may be found on its own website: