Christopher Leedham

composer | conductor | teacher

Manchester Chamber Choir will perform an extract from Antiphons at the York Late Music Festival in October. The fourth movement ‘Happy is the man that findeth wisdom’ will feature in an eclectic programme alongside works by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Jan Sandström, Urmas Sisask, Judith Weir, James MacMillan, John Tavener, James Weekes, Roger Marsh, Philip Moore and David Power at the St Saviourgate Church in York on Saturday 1 October 2011.film Phoenix Forgotten 2017 download

For the full programme and tickets, please visit the Late Music website. You can see an extended extracts from Antiphons on my Vimeo page.


Premiere of Antiphons

Posted on 1 July 2011

Antiphons, my new piece for soloists, choir, organ, harp and percussion, was premiered at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall on Wednesday by The 24 conducting by Graham Bier. The piece was written for the 2010 Lyons Celebration Award commission and sets a number of contrasting secular and sacred texts as a response to Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, one of Sir Jack Lyons’ favourite pieces.streaming Teleios

Audio and video clips from the performance to follow!