Leeds Festival (classical music)
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.
- "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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