We are sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone the Toby Spence/Joseph Middleton 17th March recital.

All tickets will be reimbursed in full and a new date will be announced in due course. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you to the Festival in April.






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


Season Concerts Jan – Mar 2018


26 Jan: Christiane Karg & Joseph Middleton

13 Feb & 3 Mar: Ashley Riches & Joseph Middleton

17 Mar: CELEBRITY RECITAL – Toby Spence & Joseph Middleton


‘…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

Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Poetry into Song

LEEDS LIEDER PRESENTS POETRY INTO SONG: A FOUR-DAY CELEBRATION OF ART-SONG Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 April 2018 Leeds Lieder presents – ‘Poetry into Song’ – a four-day Festival (19 – 22 April 2018) celebrating art-song, poetry and...

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Introducing the Leeds Lieder Annual Fund

Help us to raise £20,000 for 2018/19 A new opportunity to secure the future for song We are asking song lovers everywhere to be part of our future success. We have already made a start in reaching this ambitious goal and are delighted to say we have already received...

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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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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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Fauré: Requiem; Pavane
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