From the innocent spark of first encounters to the profound depths of enduring relationships, this concert explores how love evolves, transforms, and ultimately defines our human experience.

The programme ranges from fiery madrigals from Morten Laurisden to an arrangement of ABBA’s iconic SOS for choir, and features a new work by 2024 National Youth Choir Young Composer Millicent B James.

View venue accessibility information

Programme to include

New work – Millicent B James

Alleluia Tullerunt Dominum – Daniel Lagkhner

SOS – ABBA arr. Harry Baker,

‘Ov’è, lass’, il bel viso?’ & ‘Se per havervi, oime’ from Madrigali (Six Fire Songs) – Morten Lauridsen

Lay a Garland – Robert Lucas de Pearsall

All Seems Beautiful to Me – Eric Whitacre

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Traditional arr. Louise Clare Marshall

National Youth Choir (15-18 Years)

Greg Beardsell conductor

Free pre-concert workshop: 4pm-4.30pm

Don’t just watch the singing – sing with the choir! Join the choir for a short, interactive workshop led by a National Youth Choir vocal leader. Open to all ages, this fun and family-friendly session happens just before the concert and is free for all ticket holders. Warm up your voices, sing together, and get an insider’s look at the music the choir will be performing. Don’t miss this perfect start to an unforgettable performance!

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Relaxed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 1HG