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December 2017

Royal Northern College of Music Songsters: A Celebration of Women Composers of Song

13 December - 1:05 pm
The Venue, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom
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Programme to feature songs by Clara Schumann, Alma Mahler, Pauline Viardot, Cécile Chaminade, Ethel Smyth, Rebecca Clarke, Liza Lehmann and Madeleine Dring.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome back our neighbouring conservatoire, the excellent RNCM, to offer a lunchtime concert of superbly-performed chamber music. Coached by leading interpreter of song, Julius Drake, this crack team of young singers and pianists specialises in the song repertoire. The perfect recital for a Friday lunch break.

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January 2018

Christiane Karg and Joseph Middleton

26th January 2018 - 7:15 pm
Howard Assembly Room, Entrance via Leeds Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate
Leeds, England LS1 6NU United Kingdom
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£12 - £16

Christiane Karg soprano
Joseph Middleton piano 

One of the world's foremost lyric sopranos, award-winning Christiane Karg is a frequent guest at the finest music centres and is praised by audiences and critics alike for her stylish sensitivity to words and engaging stage presence. Following performances together with Leeds Lieder Director and RPS Award-winner Joseph Middleton at Wigmore Hall, Luxembourg's Philharmonie, Copenhagen's Opera Festival, and in Germany and South America, the duo present a heady programme of exotic romanticism to commemorate Debussy's anniversary year.

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February 2018

Leeds Lieder on Tour – Schubert in Sheffield: Schubert Song Series III

13th February 2018 - 7:30 pm
Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, Firth Court, Western Bank
Sheffield, England S10 2TN United Kingdom
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£6 - £16

Ashley Riches bass-baritone
Joseph Middleton piano

A BBC New Generation Artist, bass-baritone Ashley Riches read English at Cambridge University, before studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and as a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Recent appearances have included with the Berlin Philharmonic/Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and at Wigmore Hall.

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March 2018

Schubert Song Series III

3rd March 2018 - 7:30 pm
Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds , West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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£18 - £20

Ashley Riches bass-baritone
Joseph Middleton piano

A BBC New Generation Artist, bass-baritone Ashley Riches read English at Cambridge University, before studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and as a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Recent appearances have included with the Berlin Philharmonic/Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and at Wigmore Hall.

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Celebrity Recital

17th March 2018 - 7:30 pm
Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds , West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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£5 - £22

Toby Spence tenor
Joseph Middleton piano 

Toby Spence’s cleverly constructed recital explores the musical kinship between three of the finest twentieth century song composers. Poulenc, Britten and Finzi all cut their teeth writing miniature forms before turning to larger scale works later in life, and all explored thoroughly individual musical languages while painting the finest words with abundantly colourful accompaniments.

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