Leeds choir poised for special event to toast their fourth decade

CHOIR: St Peter's Singers were formed in 1977.
CHOIR: St Peter's Singers were formed in 1977.
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A Leeds choir is hosting an event to toast its 40th birthday.

St Peter’s Singers, founded in 1977, celebrates forty years of music-making this Sunday (June 25) with a special concert.

The group will perform at Leeds Minster at 5.30pm.

A spokesperson from the choir said: “Right from the very first concert on a sunny summer Sunday evening in June 1977, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach has been prominent in the repertoire of St Peter’s Singers.

“The Leeds group sustains an enviable reputation for its Bach performances.

“Later this summer we will be at Fulneck Moravian Church on August Bank Holiday.”

This weekend’s event is just the start of the group’s celebrations.

This September they will be at Holy Trinity, Boar Lane for a Leeds Handel Festival Concert.

Next year, they will also be taking in a special lunchtime concert at Leeds Town Hall on Monday, February 12 which will include music from exactly a century earlier in commemoration of the centenary year of the Armistice.

They are also scheduled for a performance on Good Friday (March 30) which will round off their celebration year.