Leeds Male Voice Choir returned to Morley Town Hall for the first time in four years on March 30, with a packed concert celebrating the very best songs from the world of musical theatre. Joined by the City of Leeds Youth Wind Orchestra, to a packed audience the choir performed music including The Lullaby of Broadway, Any Dream Will Do, Coffee in A Cardboard Cup, This Nearly Was Mine, Make Them Hear You and Bring Him Home.
This marks the last performance before the choir depart for a cathedral tour of Budapest in May 2019. Musical Director Tim Knight said “We had a great evening with the people of Morley trying out some new pieces in a splendid building. It’s was a pleasure to return to Morley Town Hall.”
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- Two Tickets to the concerts of your choice in 2019.
- A complimentary ticket for a guest to any of the first three concerts of the year.
- Reserved premium seating at your concerts of choice.
- Complimentary programmes.
- Regular newsletters and updates.
- Exclusive backstage access to the choir.
- Join Leeds Male Voice Choir for post concert drinks.
Vicente Magalhães joins the musical team in January 2019 as Accompanist after an extensive recruitment process. A noted jazz and classical pianist, Vicente will provide rehearsal and concert accompaniment and join the choir on their forthcoming tour of Budapest.
Originating from Lisbon, Vicente holds a Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of York and Postgraduate Diplomas from Leeds College of Music in Jazz and Creative Music. Vicente has previously led the University of York Big Band, has provided choral accompaniment in York and performs his own original music with his own jazz trio throughout Leeds and York.
Leeds Male Voice Choir wave a fond farewell to Matthew Lazenby, the choir’s accompanist of five years in December 2018 at Dewsbury Town Hall as he prepares to move to Paris.
Matthew was appointed as accompanist in 2014 and has provided rehearsal and concert accompaniment to the choir in a variety of venues including Leeds Town Hall, St Bavos Cathedral, Ghent, Leeds Cathedral, Leeds Minster and Morley Town Hall.
Chair Robert Butler said “Matthew has made an important contribution to the choir’s development working alongside our Musical Director Tim Knight and he will be sorely missed by us all. We wish him well on his travels!”
Matthew will be succeeded by Vicente Magalhães in January 2019..