BBC Music Magazine Cover Disc April 2018:

Leeds Lieder’s first CD features Kate Royal, Ruby Hughes, Nicky Spence, Ashley Riches and Joseph Middleton on the front of this iconic magazine.

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Hear Louise Alder and Joseph Middleton perform

‘Songs of longing, love and lust’ from

Leeds Lieder Festival 2018

broadcast on on April 24th at 7.30pm.




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















Great Reception for (very) young Lieder artists.

On Friday 23rd March 2018 some 360 young singers from fourteen Secondary & Primary schools assembled in Leeds Town Hall for an inspiring concert of Art Song and stories as part of Leeds Lieder’s dynamic education programme.

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














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

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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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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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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