Amnesty Concerts

The 2018 Amnesty Concert season is now over

Details of the 2019 programme will appear when available

Amnesty logo Amnesty Concerts at Rawdon - 2018 musical notes

All events take place at Rawdon Quaker Meeting House.
Admission is free. Donations to Amnesty International.


Rawdon Amnesty Concert Programme for 2018


Les plaisirs de Versailles ~ Saturday 23 June at 7.30pm

Vocal and instrumental works from the court of Louis XIV, the Sun King, performed by Arioso, including Monteclair's Pyrame et Thisbé and Charpentier's Les Plaisirs de Versailles.

Love-song Waltzes ~ Sunday 29 July at 7.30pm

Chris Pelly and friends from Leeds University perform the delightful and seldom-heard Liebeslieder Walzer by Brahms, for vocal quartet and piano duet.

The Little Suitcase ~ Sunday 12 August at 7.30pm

Judith Rhodes presents a short film telling the true story of her mother, Ursula Michel, a Kindertransport refugee from Nazi Germany, with music by Jewish exiles, and time for questions.

Elizabeth Kenwood and Peter Reasbeck ~ Sunday 9 September at 7.30pm

Virtuoso oboist Elizabeth Kenwood and pianist Peter Reasbeck offer a varied programme including music by Georg PhilippTelemann, Franz Reizenstein, Gordon Jacob and Francis Poulenc.

Cambodia: From despair to hope ~ Saturday 15 September at 7.30pm

Peter Lambert recounts his travels to Cambodia with educational charity Edukid, and describes some of the ways in which that country has risen above the horrors of its recent past.

The King needs a wife ~ Saturday 29 September at 7.30pm

Henry VII needs a wife and goes a-wooing around the courts of Europe in an entertainment told with words, music and occasional puppetry, by Leeds Waits and narrator Dorothy Parkin.

Arcturus ~ Sunday 14 October at 7.30pm

Music-lovers of a feminist persuasion will be delighted to hear chamber music for piano and strings by female composers performed by core members of the orchestra of Opera North. Even non-feminists will enjoy the work of composers such as Louise Farrenc (1804-75), whose music would be well-known today, had she been a man.

Opera in a nutshell ~ Sunday 28 October at 7.30pm

Martin Binks and Heather Jane Taylor, Joseph Spratt and David Bainbridge, singers from West Riding Opera, take us to a world of romance, drama and fantasy in a group of arias, duets and trios.

Meltemi Ensemble ~ Sunday 11 November at 7.30pm

Joanna Lewis (flute), David Baker (bassoon) and John Truss (piano) bring their splendid talents to an enticing programme of solos, duos and trios by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Martinů and others.

Jennifer Langridge ~ Saturday 24 November at 7.30pm

A rare opportunity to hear music for solo 'cello by composers from Bach to Tavener, played by Jennifer Langridge, principal 'cellist of Northern Chamber Orchestra and Psappha Ensemble.

Greeting-card campaign ~ Sunday 2 December from 1 to 3pm.

An opportunity for you to send messages of support to prisoners of conscience around the world. Contact information, cards and writing materials provided, along with coffee, tea and cake.

Bradford Music Club ~ Sunday 16 December at 7.30pm

We end the series with our traditional musical contribution from this warm-hearted, multi-talented club. The club always welcomes new members, both performing and non-performing. 

Download the 2018 programme

Further information from
Barbara Parry (☎ 0113 2503867)