YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic 2021 Christmas Concerts

YAMSEN put on a few Christmas concerts with a different look this year.

Wakefield Accord recorded a concert to share on YouTube during their rehearsal on 6th December.

One Accord, Young Accord and YAM teamed up to sing to each other and the Lord Mayor of Leeds at Pudsey Civic Hall 1-2pm on 8th December.

As we await the restoration of Leeds Town Hall and make our way slowly but surely out of covid restrictions, YAMSEN is delighted to have singers back together to share the joy of the Christmas season.

In 2021 we celebrated 'togetherness' through song and art.  We stood and sang together, celebrating artistic talents and spreading holiday cheer.

Artists' work was displayed digitally at the Pudsey concert, and is available to see on our Art Exhibition page.  Click the link below to find out more.

Off the Cuff Town Hall concert 2018
Off the Cuff Town Hall concert 2018
Lord Mayor Cllr Jane Dowson and Michaela Thomas with winning picture
Lord Mayor Cllr Jane Dowson and Michaela Thomas with winning picture

Due to coronavirus, last year YAMSEN created this video in lieu of the annual YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic Christmas Concert and Art and Poetry Competitions, which are traditionally held at Leeds Town Hall in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Leeds.

Previous annual Christmas Concerts have always taken place at Leeds Town Hall on the first Wednesday of December. The concert itself was an evening affair with the music being played outside on the Town Hall steps from 6pm, and inside from 6.30.

The concerts always featured the YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic choirs: Off By Heart, One Accord, Young Accord and Wakefield Accord, plus the Yorkshire Evening Post Band and East Steel.

The concerts showcased the annual art competition. The winners were presented with their prizes from the Lord Mayor on stage and their paintings were displayed around the Town Hall.

Leeds Town Hall Concert 2015
Leeds Town Hall Concert 2015