Cantabile is a chamber choir directed by Ian Akroyd and based in Chapel Allerton, North Leeds. We are a small group of experienced and enthusiastic singers who enjoy the challenge of performing a varied repertoire spanning six centuries, including works by contemporary composers. Enquiries from prospective new members are always welcome.
Gay Abandon 20th Anniversary concert
Saturday, 21st July, 7:30pm at the Venue @ Leeds College of Music.
Gay Abandon website here
The original LGBT choir in the North of England, Gay Abandon’s first concert was in 1998. Led by MD Jane Edwardson from the beginning, the choir has been both inspiring and amusing its audience for two decades.
Our next concert, Hands of Friendship, celebrates 20 years of music and friendship. Cantabile are special guests!.
'WHEN THE DRUMS BEGIN TO BEAT....800 years of new music'
Cantabile's final concert of our tenth anniversary season will be a very special occasion. A year ago we commissioned Christopher Schlechte-Bond to compose a choral work as a celebration of our anniversary year. The new work "The Juggler" gives musical expression to the choir's joy of singing, our passion for music making together and commitment to contemporary choral music.
The full programme will include music from the 12th to the 21st centuries that was forward-looking in its day and embodied new musical ideas and forms of expression. We are also delighted to welcome as our special guest, Leeds-based pianist Jenny Martin. Jenny will perform a selection of solo piano music in the overall theme of music that was progressive in its day.
- Saturday 19th May 2018, St Edmunds Roundhay: World premier! A new commission by London-based composer Christopher Schlecht-Bond.
Audio tracks from our St Edmunds concert in May.
Feedback from Yorkshire Sculpture Park:
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you ... Really special for people to come and hear you sing. So thank you very much. It was WONDERFUL to have you back at YSP!!!!"
- Damon Waldock, Programme & Events Coordinator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park