Leeds Lieder Festival 2018 

“Poetry into Song”

19 – 22 April 2018


‘… one of the most exuberant and far-reaching festivals of
art-song in the UK.’  The Times


2017/18 Concert Season


‘…a compact triumph of outstanding art song’.

The Sunday Times

Filling the City with Song


Leeds Lieder ‘has fully realised its potential and become an event of international stature’. Opera Now

Leeds Lieder celebrates the performance and composition of song and of poetry
in many languages.

Between our annual festivals we hold a lively programme of concerts, talks and educational activities in co-promotions with the Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, Leeds College of Music, the University of Leeds and Leeds International Concert Series. Filling the city with song.


News and Reviews

2018 Festival Launches

The week of 20 November was an exciting one for Leeds Lieder, with two special events to launch the 2018 Festival. On Monday, Bob and Elisabeth Boas kindly welcomed us to their beautiful Robert Adam house in London, where soprano Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton...

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Brilliant reception for Schubert Song Series II

The second of the Schubert Song series was held in The Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall at the University of Leeds on Wednesday evening. Preceded by a fascinating pre-concert talk by Dr George Kennaway, a stunning performance by Mary Bevan and Joseph Middleton ...

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Leeds Lieder Mahler Series on BBC Radio 3

The highly acclaimed Leeds Lieder ‘Mahler Song Series’ (given in collaboration with the University of Leeds International Concert Series and recorded by the BBC last season) is to be broadcast again this week.  The three recitals will be spread over four...

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Support Leeds Lieder

The Friends of Leeds Lieder are the heart of the Festival. Without their financial support – membership subscriptions, donations and Gift Aid – we simply would not be able to fill the city with song.

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Evening Recital: Robert Holl & Graham Johnson
Schubert: Winterreise

Robert Holl, bass-baritone
Graham Johnson, piano

Programme to include Schubert’s Winterreise.

Tickets: £5 - £28

We are delighted to welcome Robert Holl, truly one of the great Lieder singers of our time, to perform Schubert’s cycle of 24 ...
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Evening Recital: Louise Alder & Joseph Middleton
‘Rest, rest my soul’ Songs of longing, love and lust

Louise Alder, soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano

Programme to include songs by Strauss and Hahn, Liszt 3 Sonetti di Petrarca, Debussy Ariettes oubliées and Britten On this Island.

Tickets: £5-£25

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Evening Recital: Matthew Rose & Malcolm Martineau
Schubert: Schwanengesang

Matthew Rose, bass
Malcolm Martineau, piano

Programme to include Schubert Auf der Donau, Fahrt zum Hades, Grenzen der Menschheit, L’incanto degli occhi, Il traditor deluso, Il modo di prender moglie and Schwanengesang.

Tickets: £5-£25

Since his acclaimed début ...
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2018 Festival Opening Concert: Poetry into Song
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Joseph Middleton, piano

Robert Schumann: Myrthen, and a selection of his other songs and duets.

Multi Gramophone Award Winner Carolyn Sampson returns to Leeds Lieder to open the 2018 Festival, following her thoughtful and ...
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Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Booking Brochure - Leeds Lieder
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