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.  If you are interested in joining the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble, see Come join us! for more details.


The Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble performing at a busy food festival at Leeds Town Hall, Christmas 2017

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).

Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble at Yeadon Tarn, Leeds


The Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble performs at a wide variety of concerts and other events throughout Leeds and the Yorkshire region.  For more information, see the Events page.

Deborah Pennington (left), founder of the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble, fundraising for St George's Crypt at Leeds, Christmas 2017

Deborah Pennington, founder of the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble