Tenor Nicholas Watts to Perform at Leeds Town Hall

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Danny Courtis)

The Leeds Town Hall has announced that it will hold the first live concert on August 28 since the lockdown began in March this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tenor Nicholas Watts will perform a program that includes works by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Mozart. David Cowan will be at the piano.

David Greed will lead the Orchestra of Opera North.

Measures to ensure the safety of the audience at the Leeds Town Hall will include the recording of contact details for the NHS Test and Trace system, a reduced hall capacity with social distancing rules, and hand sanitizing stations on entry and around the place. Attending audiences will be required to wear facemasks.

“Leeds Arts, Events & Venues’ first pilot indoor concert will be a crucial stage in the process of helping live music performances return safely for both artists and audiences following the coronavirus lockdown,” says the official statement on the Leeds Town Hall official website.