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Leeds Vocal Movement’s Summer Concert 2022

When: Saturday 18th June at 7PM.
Where: Cornerstone Baptist Church,
Kirkstall Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3LF
Admission: Adult £12, Concession £8

Tickets available through Eventbrite or on the door.

It is our absolute pleasure to present Leeds Vocal Movement’s Summer Concert 2022; our first public performance since December 2019

Join us for an evening of music on Saturday 18th June at 7pm at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Headingley.

We’ll be singing music from the likes of Thomas Tallis and Edward Elgar, as well as more modern music from Billy Joel, The Killers as well as some traditional surprises.

Social distanced seating available on a first come first serve basis.

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New Term, New Us

It’s a new year in the world of Leeds Vocal Movement, and we’ve had a busy first couple of months. Our membership has grown, we’ve already performed once in the wonderful Left Bank choir festival, and we’ve moved to a new rehearsal venue, which is also going to be our home for our upcoming Christmas Concert on December 15th.

We are now based in the amazing St John the Evangelist church, in the heart of Leeds city centre. Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of it though – it is tucked away behind the St John’s Centre (which takes its name from the church) and surrounded by a quiet churchyard which is a haven for those in the know.

Inside St John’s (photo courtesy of LeedsInspired)

St John’s is a venue owned and managed by the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), a charity which works to protect historic church buildings nationwide. They preserve spaces like St John’s and allow them to continue forming a part of the community, by being used for all kinds of diverse activity – including our choir rehearsals! We have loved rehearsing in St John’s over last few months, and in the new year we are planning a concert in aid of the CCT, to support the work they do for our historic buildings.

The oldest church in the city centre, St John’s is a spectacular building now hidden behind the urban landscape of Leeds. Step inside though, and you are greeted with a genuinely surprising interior. It has a Jacobean carved wooden screen and fittings, including wall panels, pews, and pulpit. Our regular rehearsal space is behind the screen, though we will be in front of it during our concert.

We’re proud to work with the CCT in such a great venue, and we’re excited to share it with you as well! Tickets for our concert are available now, so we look forward to seeing you there!