Interested in playing Contemporary Music? CoMA Leeds is a lively, friendly group who take playing new music seriously but still have fun. We have a mixture of instruments, musical ability and backgrounds and are always actively looking for new members – all instruments welcome. We don’t audition but are a performing group and some sight reading ability is needed.
As part of CoMA national we have a wide repertoire of new music available to us, some of which has been specially commissioned by CoMA. There is also opportunity to take part in collaborative events with other CoMA groups and with other organisations locally. For example, in October 2014 we performed at St John’s Smith Square, London as part of a national CoMA event and in Manchester in February 2016 with Psappha and in March 2018 as part of the National Festival of Contemporary Music for All.
Our most recent project was rehearsing for the Leeds contribution in the National Festival on 4 March 2020 at the HEART Centre where we performed alongside Headingley Swing Choir and Quiet Jazz.
We normally meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 7.30 to 9.30 pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Adel: the address is Friends Meeting House, New Adel Lane, Leeds LS16 6AZ.
£5 a session. Please note that Ensemble members are also required to be Members of CoMA nationally (a monthly standing order of £1 students, £2 concession, £3 standard or more if you can afford it).
Sue on 07742 196622
CoMA Leeds led a concert on 4th March 2020 at HEART, Headingley, Leeds, as part of the national festival. The other participants were the Headingley Swing Choir (conducted by Jack Glover), who started their set with CoMA Blues by Kerry Andrew, and Quiet Jazz Plus (led by our own Phil Green).
Our conductor was the ever-patient Elaine Levene. In our first set we played Jazz Suite by David Bevan, Studland Beach by Howard Cheesman, and Antique Orchestras by Peter McGarr. In our second set we played Aqui by Bruno Gabirro, The Lake in the Ocean by Noah Gideon Meites, and Frenzy by Yfat Soul Zisso.
The audience enjoyed the evening and were full of compliments afterwards.
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