Leeds Minster hosts concerts for commuters to avoid the rush hour

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PIC: James Hardisty
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A programme of calming live music has been organised at Leeds Minister to offer an alternative for commuters to the rush hour journey home.

The Minster’s ‘Rush Hour Concerts’ will take place throughout autumn on selected Monday evenings at 5.55pm.

Each performance will last for 35 minutes, with refreshments, and aims to offer a place to relax at the end of a busy day during the worst of the rush hour congestion.

Performers come from a range of musical backgrounds, and include professional musicians, Leeds music students, a vocal ensemble 
from Wakefield Girls’ High School as well as a performance by Arts@Trinity flute choir.

Director of music at the minster, Paul Dewhurst, said: “We are delighted that such a great range of talented performers are keen to participate in this series of concerts which aim to provide a relaxed and informal performance space and to create an oasis of peace of people to drop into at end of a long and busy day.”

The concerts began this week, with the next being the vocal ensemble on October 16. Admission is free, but donations are welcome to the work of the Friends of the Music of Leeds Minster.

For the full programme of ‘Rush Hour Concerts’ visit leedsminster.org/events/Rush-Hour-Concerts.