Kings of Leon head for Sh­effield

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - MU -

THE real Kings of Leon will be ap­pear­ing for the fourth time in Sh­effield next week.

The Mo­tor­point Arena show is one of a hand­ful of UK dates for the US band this sum­mer.

Their Grammy-nom­i­nated al­bum, Me­chan­i­cal Bull was re­leased in 2013.

As part of their 2013 tour they head­lined the V Fes­ti­val and this year they will head­line Ger­many’s big­gest fes­ti­vals.

Spe­cial guests for the evening will be White Lies.

Tick­ets are avail­able by call­ing the box of­fice on 0114 256 5656. THE Univer­sity of York’s an­nual cho­ral con­cert, tak­ing place next Wed­nes­day in York Min­ster, has be­come one of the re­gion’s most im­por­tant clas­si­cal mu­sic events.

Formed from stu­dents and many of the fine singers in the area, it is a mas­sive cho­rus re­quir­ing the build­ing of a spe­cial seat­ing area at the end of the nave to ac­com­mo­date them.

It has proved a po­tent com­bi­na­tion, cre­at­ing the vi­brant qual­ity that places it among York­shire’s fa­mous cho­ral names, and brings about the stag­ing of largescale and pop­u­lar works, this year’s choice be­ing El­gar’s The Dream of Geron­tius.

If the choir is some­thing very spe­cial, the univer­sity’s in­stru­men­tal­ists, un­der the di­rec­tion of Peter Sey­mour, have as­pi­ra­tions of ri­valling our ma­jor pro­fes­sional or­ches­tras.

Adding ic­ing to the prover­bial cake, the per­for­mance in­cludes one of the world’s most out­stand­ing in­ter­preters of Geron­tius, Adrian Thomp­son, who heads the team of soloists that in­cludes the mezzo, Jeanette Ager, and bass, Mark Rowl­in­son.

The cel­e­bra­tion of stu­dent achieve­ment continues the fol­low­ing Wed­nes­day evening with a con­cert in mem­ory of the bene­fac­tor, Sir Jack Lyons.

It show­cases the past year’s out­stand­ing stu­dent per­for­mances and fea­tures the world pre­miere of Des­mond Clarke’s Dream/ Cas­cade.

Dream of Geron­tius, York Min­ster, June 18, 7.30pm; Stu­dent Show­case, Sir Jack Lyons Con­cert Hall, Jun 25, 7,30pm. Tick­ets from 01904 322439 or www.york­con­certs. co.uk.

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