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 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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Schubert Song Series: 1st Programme announced

Details of the first programme in the Leeds and Sheffield University Leeds Lieder Schubert series were announced today. 14 October 2017 (Leeds)and 15th October (Sheffield) Nika Gorič (soprano), James Newby (baritone) Joseph Middleton (piano) A Soprano and Baritone...

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Tickets for Leeds University Schubert Series

Details and tickets for the Leeds University Schubert series and  Celebrity Recital are now  available. Continuing our partnership with Leeds University International Concert Series, we turn to the great Franz Schubert for inspiration. Our three-part Schubert survey...

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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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RT @Oxenfoord: Take a look at this exciting opportunity for 10 duos to become Leeds Lieder Young Artists & work with previous Masterclass t… @LeedsLieder 10 0
RT @SIUK_Offical: New recording of #Schubert’s Winterreise by Mark Padmore & Kristian Bezuidenhout on @hm_inter called an “an outstanding r… @LeedsLieder 8 0
RT @Howard_Assembly: A week today, Christiane Karg brings her 'ravishing mix of purity and sensuality' to a programme in celebration of Deb… @LeedsLieder 2 0
RT @UniLeedsCulture: Our latest #CultureOnCampus newsletter is here! Take a look at the fantastic cultural events and activities at @Univer… @LeedsLieder 17 0
RT @louisealdersop: Auditioning for this changed my life. I didn’t win, but Bernd Loebe (Oper Frankfurt) was on my panel, offered me auditi… @LeedsLieder 30 0
Celebrity Recital: Toby Spence & Joseph Middleton
“This is an artist who never disappoints - quite the contrary” Seen and Heard International, Feb 2017

We’re getting very excited to welcome the wonderful Toby Spence to Leeds on 17 March for our Celebrity Recital! Fresh from performances with ...
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RT @dan_kidane: Poems by William Blake be the basis for my new song cycle for @NickPritch89 & @IanTindale premiering at this year's @LeedsL… @LeedsLieder 5 0
RT @MalteseTenor: The Drake/Calleja Trust Scholarship Applications NOW OPEN! Apply via our website ONLY. Deadline: 1st March 2018,... https… @LeedsLieder 6 0
Julie Fowlis, Ning Feng, Matthew Rose, In Tune - BBC Radio 3
Catch up with the superb @roseandfriends on @BBCRadio3 In Tune singing from Schwanengesang. He'll perform this great non-cycle with peerless @pianomalk at our Festival in April: https://t.co/46oF1zADAZ
Sean Rafferty's guests include Julie Fowlis, Ning Feng and Matthew Rose.
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Schools music boost urged as Britons fail to make Menuhin violin finals
https://t.co/PnnF8vLeVb : Pertinent article in @guardian. Led by @PhilBoxWilcox, Leeds Lieder will provide 'free-to-participants' classical song projects for 100s of children and young people in the run up to our 2018 Festival https://t.co/Ut8pYhtSS2
Lack of government funding blamed as UK ...
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