The Frost and the Boughs

Saturday 16 December 2023

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Join us for an evening amongst the trees as the Howard Assembly Room is filled with glorious festive music performed by some of the UK’s foremost musicians, and BBC Folk Award Winner, singer Lisa Knapp.

Concert Master David le Page creates new folk-inspired arrangements of classic pieces from Vaughan Williams’ ‘Linden Lea’ to festive favourites such as ‘O Tannenbaum’.

The Howard Assembly Room’s mid-winter concert is always a festive favourite. Whether your preference is classical, folk, jazz or a combination of all three, the songs, melodies and stories of this intimate soiree will bring festive joy and a warm glow.

Expect a beautifully decorated space using materials as part of our Green Season.

£14, 18 and under £5


Start time

Under 30s Members


Corelli/Le Page ‘Pastorale’ from Christmas Concerto
Trad. ‘Apple Tree Wassail’
Trad. ‘Sans Day Carol’
Trad./Le Page – ‘Noel 1/Troika’
Trad. ‘The Snow it Melts’
Trad. ‘The First Noel’
Trad. ‘The Trees are all Bare’
Vivaldi/Le Page – ‘Winter’, 3rd movement (from The Four Seasons)


Piazzolla/Le Page ‘L’invierno’
Trad. ‘Linden Lea’
Purcell ‘Now Winter Comes Slowly’
Trad. ‘Nowell Tydings Trew’
Trad. ‘Tannenbaum’
Trad. ‘A Day in the Life of a Tree’
Vivaldi/Le Page ‘Winter’, 2nd movement (from The Four Seasons)
Goss/Le Page ‘See Amid’
Trad. ‘Three Ships’


David Le Page Musical Director and violin
Lisa Knapp
Clare O’Connell cello
Kai Chareunsy percussion
David Gordon piano
Claire Whitson double bass

Howard Assembly Room

Howard Assembly Room

A year-round festival of music, performance and ideas, in the heart of Leeds.

Under 30s membership

Under 30s membership

Are you 16-29 years old or a full-time student? Get discounted tickets to brilliant shows at the Howard Assembly Room.



Open from Tuesday to Saturday, Kino is our restaurant and bar located below the Howard Assembly Room, presenting the best independent food, beers and wines.

The Frost and the Boughs

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