February 11, 2024

Parry, Elgar & Mendelssohn

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  • Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens
  • Elgar - Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma)
  • Mendelssohn - Die erste Walpurgisnacht

Vocal soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music
Conductor: Simon Wright
Leader: Fiona Love

Our second concert in the Barbican this season sees the return of Leeds Festival Chorus. They will perform in the first and last pieces - the Parry, and the mighty Mendelssohn oratorio, his setting of a poem by Goethe, with the choir joined by three wonderful soloists from the RNCM. The Mendelssohn composition may not be that well known, but it is a superb work that puts all the performers on their mettle! Elgar makes an appearance, this time with a favourite orchestral showpiece, the 'Enigma Variations'.

Please note that this is a Sunday matinee.


We will always endeavour to perform the concert as shown; however, should circumstances require, the orchestra reserves the right to amend the concert date, timing, concert programme, soloist and ticket pricing without prior notice.


Future Events

October 14, 2023
Dvořák, Mendelssohn, and Elgar

The first concert in our 43rd season - a full and popular start to our series of concerts this year with works by Dvořák, Mendelssohn, and Elgar.

November 19, 2023
Helmsley Chamber Concert

The orchestra goes on tour! We return to the lovely performing arts space in Helmsley Arts Centre with a programme of chamber works. This will feature a small selection of players from the main body of York Guildhall Orchestra members in works by Wagner, Elgar and Mozart..

May 19, 2024
Humperdinck, Elgar, Strauss & Dvořák

The final concert in our 43rd Season featuring works by Humperdinck, Elgar, Strauss, and Dvořák. The orchestra will be joined by Annemarie Federle, the recently appointed principal horn of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, in the Strauss Horn Concerto No.1. PLEASE NOTE that this is now a Sunday matinee.

October 6, 2024
Autumn Concert

First concert in our 44th Season - date to be confirmed.

February 9, 2025
Winter Concert

The second concert in our 44th Season

May 18, 2025
Spring Concert

The final concert in our 44th season.

October 12, 2025
Autumn Concert

The first concert in our 45th season.