Louise Alder and Joseph Middleton

 broadcast: 24 April, 7.30pm

‘Songs of longing, love and lust’ from Leeds Lieder Festival 2018


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




BBC Music Magazine Cover Disc April 2018:

Leeds Lieder’s first cover CD for the iconic magazine features Kate Royal, Ruby Hughes, Nicky Spence, Ashley Riches and Joseph Middleton.

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Great Reception for (very) young Lieder artists.

Around 360 young singers from 14 local schools assembled in Leeds Town Hall on 23 March 2018 as part of Leeds Lieder’s dynamic education programme.

Find out more about these Cool Lieder and Discovering Lieder project performances here






Leeds Lieder Festival 2019

25 – 28 April 2019

Further details to be announced later this year


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





Leeds Lieder Festival 2018

See our gallery of photos from this year’s hugely successful Festival here


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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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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