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The Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble is a friendly group of advanced clarinet players who enjoy playing a varied repertoire of original compositions and specially selected arrangements at events in Leeds and the surrounding area.  From its formation in 2012, the ensemble now has around 15 members.


The leader and founder of the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble is clarinettist Deborah Pennington, who is a highly qualified and experienced performer (solo, chamber music and orchestra).  She is a founder member of the Aire Ensemble and also a member of the Phoenix Concert Band.  In addition to performing, Deborah teaches clarinet both privately and for the YMES (Yorkshire Music Education Service).

Members of the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble are advanced clarinettists (Grade 6+) who enjoy making music with others.  All members of the clarinet family are welcome, but especially bass clarinet and alto clarinet.


The venue for rehearsals is the Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART) Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN.  Rehearsals take place on alternate Wednesdays, from 8pm to 9.45pm. See the HEART calendar for dates.

Concerts & events

The Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble has played at a number of public events organised by Leeds City Council, including the annual Kirkstall Festival which attracts around 25,000 people.  The Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble performed in the nave of Kirkstall Abbey away from the main hubbub of the festival, where the calmer atmosphere enabled the audience to fully appreciate the lovely music.  The Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble has also performed at Victoria Park, Calverley, as part of Leeds City Council's Bands in the Park series of concerts, and at The Light leisure & retail centre where Christmas shoppers were entertained with seasonal music to add to the festive atmosphere.


As well as popular public events, the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble is also available to perform at private functions. If you are organising either a public or a private event in Yorkshire and are interested in hiring the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble, please contact Deborah Pennington via the contact form in order to discuss.

Join our ensemble!


the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble

Please contact Deborah Pennington via the contact form if you are interested in joining the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble.

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The Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble in Christmas spirit, performing at The Light in Leeds

See the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble perform at these forthcoming events - click the links for more info...

Wed 25 Nov - Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Classical Platform, 7.30pm

See the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble perform this summer:

~ Wednesday 29th June ~  

Classical Platform at the Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, 7.15 to 10pm

£6 or £3 with NUS card. Under 18s free