Support Us

Leeds Lieder aims to be a vibrant part of the cultural life of the community.

Your financial support for Leeds Lieder is an invaluable contribution to the success of the Leeds Lieder Festival, our creative Education and Outreach work and our annual programme.

Your practical support is equally valuable, helping to spread the word about Leeds Lieder, and making sure our audiences have the best possible experience when they come to our events. Click on Get Involved to find out about opportunities for volunteering.

Get Involved

There are lots of practical ways in which you can help Leeds Lieder.

It’s a great way to get involved in our work, and you’ll make new friends too. You don’t need to make a big time commitment; you can do as much, or as little, as you wish. We also welcome support from local students and alumnae.

We’ll be very grateful for anything you can do to help us. For example, you could:

  • Distribute leaflets in your area or at other arts events
  • Be a volunteer steward or driver during the Festival
  • Offer accommodation in your home to students taking part in the Masterclass
  • Help with mailings – envelope stuffing etc

If you would like to help, please email your contact details to info@leedslieder.org.uk. We’ll be in touch – thank you!

Legacies

A bequest to Leeds Lieder in your Will is your enduring gift to the song lovers of the future, making it possible for thousands of people to share your love of this wonderful art form long after you’re gone.

Making a Will is easy and can be done at relatively low cost. By making a Will, you know that your wishes will be carried out after you’re gone.  If your estate is liable to Inheritance Tax, by including charitable donations in your Will you could reduce the amount of tax owed.

If you would like to find out more about how you can help Leeds Lieder in this way, and to discuss how we can acknowledge your generosity, please contact us, either by phone: 0113 234 6956 or by email to: info@leedslieder.org.uk. We promise absolute confidentiality.

Please note that Leeds Lieder cannot give legal advice; we recommend that you contact your solicitor for this advice.

Join Our Friends

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. Their ambassadorship is equally valuable, helping to spread the word about Leeds Lieder and spurring us on to even greater things.

Why not join today and access a range of benefits including priority booking, invitations to special events and advanced information? Full details and a downloadable application form click here. You can also ring the Festival Office on 0113 234 6956 or email info@leedslieder.org.uk to request a form, or pick one up in The Venue foyer during the Festival.

Bronze

£30/yr
  • Priority booking period for Festival and selected events
  • Named credit in Festival souvenir programme
  • Regular Friends e-bulletins throughout the year
  • Invitation to exclusive Friends Reception after the closing concert of the Festival
  • Opportunity to meet the Artistic Director and guest artists after the closing concert of the Festival
Friends' Form

Silver

£100/yr
  •  All Bronze level benefits plus
  •  Invitation to exclusive annual Recital and Reception
  •  Acknowledgement as a supporter of the pre-concert talks on publicity material and website
Friends' Form

Gold

£250+/yr
  •  All Bronze level benefits plus
  •  Invitation to exclusive annual Recital and Reception
  •  Acknowledgement as a supporter of Young Artists, either in the main Festival or the annual season
Friends' Form

Platinum

£1,000+/yr
  •  All Bronze level benefits plus
  •  Invitation to exclusive annual Recital and Reception
  •  Acknowledgement as a supporter of a Rising Star, either a singer or a pianist or Acknowledgement as a supporter of the Education Programme – schools projects, Composers & Poets Forum or Masterclasses
Friends' Form

The Jane Anthony Circle

£2,500+/yr
  •  All Bronze level benefits plus
  •  Invitation to exclusive annual dinner with the Director
  •  Acknowledgement as a supporter of a Celebrity Recital, either in the main Festival or the annual season or
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter of a commissioned work for the Festival
Friends' Form

Under 35s

£10/yr
  •  Opportunities to attend rehearsals
  •  Regular e-bulletins
  •  Named credit in Festival souvenir programme (optional)
Friends' Form

You can download a Friends application form here.

If you are a UK tax payer, please complete the Gift Aid declaration, which will make your contribution worth even more to Leeds Lieder at no extra cost to you. For example, at the current basic rate of Income Tax, a £30.00 subscription will be worth £37.50 to Leeds Lieder.

We welcome payments by cheque, CAF cheque and by direct transfer to our Bank account: Sort Code 30-00-05, Account Number 04513146.