As You Are

A Leeds soundwalk

30 March - 29 April

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It’s time to take a soundwalk in your city as part of Leeds 2023…

Composer and musician Abel Selaocoe takes inspiration from the architecture of Leeds and his African heritage. Performing with the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North and guest artists, Selaocoe creates beautiful music that embraces the healing power of walking.

Pick up a pair of headphones and meander on a musical adventure through the city as your sound pack triggers new musical chapters to accompany you on a transformative journey, taking in Leeds’ most recognisable landmarks.

“a stirring combination of vocal and instrumental talent… Selaocoe’s way of reinventing the cello went straight to the heart”
★★★★ — The Daily Telegraph on Abel Selaocoe

“one of the most captivating performers the classical music world can lay a claim on…”
★★★★ — The Guardian on Where is Home

Supported by Victoria Leeds.

Pay as you feel

Whilst our soundwalk is free to attend, we ask you to please consider making a donation if you are able to help us continue creating and sharing music with audiences.

40 minutes

Victoria Gate, Vicar Lane, Leeds LS2 7AU

The collection point for headsets will be inside Victoria Gate shopping centre in central Leeds, where your soundwalk experience will begin. You will receive a pre-show email containing further information ahead of your booking.

The route is accessible to wheelchair users.

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Behind The Scenes

The Making Of As You Are


Abel Selaocoe Words and music
Benjamin Woodgates Arrangements for Orchestra and Chorus
Clark Rundell Conductor

The Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North
Abel Selaocoe Cello and vocals
Sidiki Dembele Dunduns, Djembe, Ngoni Talking Drum and Calabash
Simo Lagnawi Gimbri and vocals
Anna Mudeka Mbira and vocals
Cameron Malcolm Orchestra and Chorus recording and editing
Jamie Saye Soloist recordings
Calum Malcom Mixing and mastering

As You Are

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