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1 Dec 2017

Support by Chico Pere and Glenn Sharp

With her rich smoky voice and dramatic presence, Romanian singer Oana Cǎtǎlina Chiţu performs a special festive programme of Romanian tango and songs sung by the Romanian Edith Piaf, Maria Tănase. As Oana Cǎtǎlina Chiţu herself puts it, “this concert is a Christmas story as well as a Romanian story, and the cimbalom, I believe, provides the best sound for these magical carols.” An incredibly atmospheric start to Christmastime, this very special night is a treat not to be missed.

Nostalgic and romantic and given a dark, Oriental tone by Chitu’s chiaroscuro alto voice… the way she draws out the introduction to ‘Aseara Ti-am Luat Basma’ surrounded by filigree cimbalom flourishes is gorgeous.

— Songlines

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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