HORSFORTH Choral Society is bringing the music of Paris to Leeds in their autumn concert, featuring Fauré’s Requiem and other French choral works.

‘Maîtres de Paris’, on Friday, November 15 at St Margaret’s Church in Horsforth, will showcase French music from the Romantic period including the Requiem, the Cantique de Jean Racine and Duruflé’s Ubi Caritas.

The concert was inspired by Musical Director Matthew Lazenby’s recent sabbatical term in Paris, during which he sang in a French church choir and played the organ for French services.

Matthew said: “Paris is a city of rich musical heritage, and I wanted to bring a flavour of the French choral tradition back to Leeds on my return.

“We will be singing some of the most beautiful pieces from the Romantic period, which we hope our audience will truly enjoy.”

The choir will be accompanied by Dr Jane Flynn on piano and organ. Jane will also perform the Toccata from Symphony no.5 by Widor. Soloists will be Louise Alp (soprano) and James Gaughan (bass), with items including L’île Inconnue by Berlioz.

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on the door, from Yorkshire College of Music and Drama tel 0113 243 1605, or from MC Consumables (Town Street Horsforth); priced £8 adults, £5 students. Admission is FREE to under 18s.

The choir rehearses at St Margaret’s Parish Centre in Horsforth (next to the church), on Monday evenings from 7.30-9.30pm. All ages are welcome, and no audition is necessary.

For more information about joining, visit www.horsforthchoralsociety.co.uk, email horsforthchoralsoc@gmail.com find us on Facebook and Twitter @HorsforthCS, or contact Matthew Lazenby on 07854 079418.