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Leeds Festival (classical music)

The Leeds Festival was a classical music festival which took place between 1858 and 1985 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

The first festival celebrated the opening of Leeds Town Hall by Queen Victoria on 7 September 1858. A second festival was held in 1874, then it was held every three years from 1880 to 1970; the last festival was in 1985.

The Leeds Festival Chorus was founded for the first festival, became independent in 1976, and continues to perform, broadcast and make recordings.


  • Mogridge, Geoffrey (2003-03-25). "Leeds Classical music: Triennial music festivals". Leeds City Council: Discovering Leeds. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  • "Leeds Festival". Oxford Dictionary of Music (online for subscribers, also in print). Retrieved 2008-09-10. 

Further reading

  • "The history of Leeds Festival Chorus". Leeds Festival Chorus. Retrieved 20 Jul 2013.  Pages about the history of the chorus from 1858 to today, previously published as a booklet Celebrate 2008 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Leeds Town Hall and the chorus.

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