Leeds Lieder 2020 Festival

Ode to Joy
In praise of Leeds Lieder’s 10th Festival

Thu 16th – Sun 19th April 2020
The University of Leeds

Wigmore Gala

Leeds Lieder Wigmore Hall Gala a triumph!

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Education Award

Leeds Lieder win award for Education Project ‘Discovering Lieder’ from Action for Children’s Arts!

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20/20 Club

Securing the future of Song

Join us in celebrating the 2020 festival, our 10th Leeds Lieder Festival.

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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 receives a J.M.Barrie Award

We were delighted to receive the J.M.Barrie Award from Action for Children's Arts for our Discovering Lieder Project. Special thanks go to our project artists Aimee Toshney, Ewan Gilford and Charlie Trepess. The J.M.Barrie Award is given annually to a children's arts...

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Leeds Lieder Festival in the News

Review: The Sunday Times Leeds Lieder is lucky to have this soprano at the peak of her powers The Sunday Times, May 5 2019 by Hugh Canning Just before the summer festival onslaught begins in earnest in two weeks with Glyndebourne’s La Damnation de Faust, two smaller,...

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Discovering Lieder Wins ACA Member’s Award

Discovering Lieder Wins ACA Member’s Award

Every year Action for Children's Arts host The JM Barrie Awards to celebrate those who give their time and talent to arts for children, 0-12yrs. This year’s ‘Lifetime’s Achievement in Children’s Arts Award’, goes to the author, Sir Philip Pullman CBE; and ‘The Special...

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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.

For the last concert is our 2019-20 Season the fantastic @nickythespence will be joining @jpianomiddleton in Leeds… https://t.co/45LDka5obt @LeedsLieder 5 13
Calling all singers! 📣 Would you like to experience being trained by one of the UK’s leading choral trainers? Now’s… https://t.co/YF4SOOxCzi @LeedsLieder 9 9
Leeds Lieder Festival 2020 is only 2 months away! This year we're moving venue to the Clothworkers Centenary Concer… https://t.co/2DmwBhgFVd @LeedsLieder 8 21
RT @TaraErraught: I am very sad to have to announce that due to a flu, I have been forced to cancel my debut recital tomorrow at @LeedsLied… @LeedsLieder 4 0
We do still have one more wonderful concert left in the 2019-20 Season and hope to see you there.

The Diary of One… https://t.co/HJtUUhmWOo
@LeedsLieder 2 2
We regret that Tara Erraught is indisposed. We have therefore cancelled her concert on Thursday 13 February at Leed… https://t.co/vtD02jlMc0 @LeedsLieder 2 0
STUDENTS 🎓 Did you know our next two concerts are FREE for you?! 13th Feb @TaraErraught @jpianomiddleton and 7th M… https://t.co/1MglmP9jGX @LeedsLieder 7 9
RT @ArtsTogetherLDS: Another @Pyramid_of_Arts collab - our High Rise Movement group are currently making work in response to Ode to Joy. Th… @LeedsLieder 3 0
Not long now until Leeds Lieder Festival 2020! 🎶 To see our full festival brochure 👉 https://t.co/1u8r8JdNUU… https://t.co/h9yZo3ju7z @LeedsLieder 13 21
RT @RobertHugill: Celebrating 10 years: @LeedsLieder's 2020 festival takes its theme as Ode to Joy, 4 days of concerts at @UniversityLeeds… @LeedsLieder 1 0

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