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April 2018

Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Tickets now on sale!

19th April 2018 - 22nd April 2018
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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BRING AND SING! Rehearsal with Oliver Rundell

19th April 2018 - 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£10
Fauré Requiem

Calling all singers! Would you like to experience the thrill of being trained by Opera North’s Chorus Master? Now’s your chance! Join Opera North’s Chorus Master, Oliver Rundell, as he leads rehearsals for a performance of Fauré’s great work, his Requiem.

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BRING AND SING! Concert

19th April 2018 - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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Free - £6
Fauré Requiem

Following an afternoon of rehearsals under the leadership of Oliver Rundell, the newly formed Leeds Lieder Bring and Sing Chorus performs Fauré’s Requiem. Two celebrity guests will appear to sing the solo movements.

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OPENING CONCERT: Carolyn Sampson, Julien Prégardien & Joseph Middleton

19th April 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £25
Poetry into Song

Carolyn Sampson soprano 
Julian Prégardien tenor 
Joseph Middleton piano

Multi Gramophone Award Winner Carolyn Sampson returns to Leeds Lieder to open the 2018 Festival. Programme to include Schumann’s Myrthen and duets.

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LUNCHTIME CONCERT: Julien van Mellaerts & Gamal Khamis

20th April 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £15
there’s no tongue like a Parisian one'
Songs by Debussy and his contemporaries

Kathleen Ferrier Award Showcase

Julien van Mellaerts baritone 
Gamal Khamis
 piano

Ravel Histoires naturelles
Debussy Fêtes Galantes II
Duparc Serenade, Phydilé, La vie antérieure
Debussy Ballades de Villon

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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS I: with John Mark Ainsley

20th April 2018 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £15
Ten young duos have been selected from competitive entry to take part in the festival as Leeds Lieder Young Artists.
This afternoon they will work with the great British tenor John Mark Ainsley, well-loved by audiences and colleagues alike for his towering intellect and the glorious timbre of his voice. Hear him work with the young singers and pianists resident in Leeds over the weekend.

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EVENING RECITAL: Louise Alder & Joseph Middleton

20th April 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £25
'Rest, rest my soul’ Songs of longing, love and lust
Programme to include songs by Strauss and Hahn, Liszt 3 Sonetti di Petrarca, Debussy Ariettes oubliées and Britten On this Island.

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BREAKFAST CONCERT: Leeds Lieder Young Artists

21st April 2018 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £15
The finest young duos, coached over the weekend by John Mark Ainsley, Sir Thomas Allen, Malcolm Martineau and Richard Stokes, showcase the songs they have been exploring. An opportunity to enjoy the Leeds Lieder Young Artists - the next generation of Lieder singers and pianists.

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LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Kathryn Rudge & Jonathan Fisher

21st April 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £15
A Garland of English Song
Kathryn Rudge mezzo soprano
Jonathan Fisher piano
Programme to include: Howells King David, Quilter Three Shakespeare Songs, Elgar Sea Pictures, Finzi Let us Garlands Bring, Browne To Gratiana Dancing and Singing, Bridge Coleridge Settings.

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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS II: with Sir Thomas Allen

21st April 2018 - 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £15
An established star of the great operatic and recital stages, Sir Thomas Allen has appeared with the world’s great orchestras and conductors. We welcome him as our Guest of Honour for the 2018 Leeds Lieder Festival, and in this masterclass, he steers our Leeds Lieder Young Artists through their chosen duo repertoire.

EVENING RECITAL: Matthew Rose & Malcolm Martineau

21st April 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £25
Schubert: Schwanengesang

Matthew Rose bass
Malcolm Martineau piano

Programme to include Schubert Auf der Donau, Fahrt zum Hades, Grenzen der Menschheit, L’incanto degli occhi, Il traditor deluso, Il modo di prender moglie and Schwanengesang.

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IN CONVERSATION: Sir Thomas Allen with Radio 3’s Donald Macleod

22nd April 2018 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £11

Sir Thomas Allen – a legend of the opera stage and a master of the recital platform. Few artists have enjoyed such enduring love from their audiences and colleagues as our Guest of Honour. He has sung over fifty roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; in 2012 he celebrated his 40th anniversary with the company. His discography is wide-ranging, from Schubert cycles through to CDs that celebrate his County Durham roots, Sir Thomas is also one of the most engaging, sincere and witty raconteurs. He appears ‘in conversation’ today with Donald Macleod, well-known to BBC Radio 3 listeners as the presenter of Composer of the Week.

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LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Nick Pritchard & Ian Tindale

22nd April 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £15
Leeds Lieder Festival 2018 Commission: Daniel Kidane

Nick Pritchard tenor
Ian Tindale piano

Daniel Kidane composer

Programme to include: Kidane Song Cycle (World Premiere), Schumann Liederkreis, op. 24 and Britten Winter Words

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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS III: with Malcolm Martineau

22nd April 2018 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £15

Described in the New York Observer as ‘one of the world’s finest accompanists’, Malcolm Martineau will share the hallmarks of his playing, his ‘outstanding musical intelligence and virtuosity’ (The Telegraph) with a new generation of singers and pianists, specifically invited to be Leeds Lieder Young Artists.

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EVENING RECITAL: Robert Holl & Graham Johnson

22nd April 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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£5 - £28
Schubert Winterreise

Robert Holl bass-baritone
Graham Johnson piano

We are delighted to welcome Robert Holl, truly one of the great Lieder singers of our time, to perform Schubert’s cycle of 24 songs setting poems by Wilhelm Müller.

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