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Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music - Joshua Stephens

Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music - Joshua Stephens

Joshua Stephens
Concert Organist

Liszt - Prelude & Fugue on B A C H Listen
Judith Bingham - The Everlasting Crown: King Edward’s Sapphire Listen
Bach - Trio Sonata No 5 in C: i allegro, ii largo, iii allegro Listen
Thomas Carling – Still Listen
Vierne: Symphonie V: Final Listen

Programme duration approximately 50 mins. Please note there will be no interval.

Acknowledged as one of Britain’s “most brilliant and exciting young musicians” (Leeds Inspired), Joshua Stephens is the recipient of many awards and prizes. He began his musical career as a treble chorister in Sheffield Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Neil Taylor, who was to later become his first tutor in the organ. As a member of the choir, he participated in numerous engagements external to the daily liturgical routine of the cathedral, including BBC broadcasts, CD recordings, and several international tours.

As a solo recitalist, Joshua is acclaimed, with performances at Wells Cathedral, Hereford Cathedral, Liverpool Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals, and Selby Abbey (Organ Appeal Trust Celebrity Recitals 2015). He has also collaborated with actress Maxine Peake in the 2013 Manchester International Festival The Masque of Anarchy, and has participated in numerous masterclasses, most notably with Jacques van Oortmerssen, and Olivier Latry.

In 2014 Joshua completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating with a First-Class degree with Honours, as a principal study organist, studying with Darius Battiwalla and Thomas Trotter.

After a year as Second Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral, Joshua was Master of the Music at Sheffield Cathedral, having been Assistant Director of Music since September 2018. In this role, he was responsible for training the Cathedral Choir and directing them in their busy schedule of services, performances, and tours. With the Cathedral Choir, Joshua broadcast live on BBC Radio Three, guest conducted the City of London Sinfonia, and performed on national television.

Support the series
We believe that music really is for everyone. To reflect this, our Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music and Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music series are free to attend. We are always grateful to accept cash donations after each lunchtime concert, which go directly to supporting these series. However, if you would prefer to donate online you can do so at any time here. 
 

 


Coronavirus Information

As a result of fast changing Government directions in response to the pandemic and increased infections rates, there is an ever present possibility that our events run the risk of being cancelled at short notice. Customers are advised to check that the event they have booked for is going ahead prior to setting off. Therefore to avoid disappointment and inconvenience please visit our website, social media channels or call the Box Office on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am to 4.00pm).

This indoor concert is a crucial part of the process in helping live music performances return safely for both artists and audiences. The following measures are now in place at Leeds Town Hall to ensure the safety and comfort of the audience during their visit:

- Hand sanitising stations on entry and around the venue
- Clearly marked one-way system around the venue
- Socially distanced seating arrangements with predetermined entrance times
- Socially distanced toilet facilities. We ask that customers access the toilet facilities before the concert as re-entrance during the performance may not be possible.

Face Coverings: everyone is expected to wear a face covering unless excused for reasons of age, health or disability.

If you are feeling unwell (or suspect you have coronavirus) please do not attend the concert.

Latecomers cannot be admitted.

Lift access to the stalls and gallery areas is available through the Box Office entrance. This is limited to one person/one family unit or for accessibility access.

Photography is not permitted during the event.

Customers are kindly requested to stay seated during the performance and remain seated at the end of the concert until staff advise you of your exit route.

Please be aware that there will be no bars/refreshment stations open before or after the concert and there is no interval.

NHS Test and Trace

Customer contact details and the time you are present in our building will be recorded for NHS Test and Trace purposes. In accordance with NHS requirements this information will be held for 21 days and, if asked, we will provide them to NHS Test and Trace.

Please be reassured that your information will be stored securely, in line with data protection laws, and will not be shared with anyone else. We will also not use your data for anything else like marketing. We are doing this to help reduce the risk of any local outbreak - by sharing your information NHS Test and Trace can quickly identify people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and ask them to take the necessary precautions. 

PRICES:

Admission is free.

Due to limited capacity and current social distancing measures, advance booking is required. We regret that booking tickets on the door is not currently an option. 

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