Leeds University Library

The Musical World of William Shield

Published Monday 6 June 2016

Photograph of three musicians in Akenside Players

Experience original works by the Tyneside-born Master of the King's Music, 10 June, Treasures Gallery

Event details

Date: Friday 10 June 2016

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court, University of Leeds

Time: 2.30 - 4.30pm

Cost: Free drop-in activity


Join cellist and postgraduate researcher Amélie Addison for a unique opportunity to explore Shield's music. The music will also be performed during the Akenside Players' lunchtime recital in Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall at 1pm.

See a display of the original eighteenth-century editions of works by William Shield (1748-1829). Born in Tyneside, Shield was a theatre musician and Master of the King's Music.