Leeds Lieder Festival 2024
Sunday 14 April to Sunday 21 April
Save the date and get ready to celebrate 20 years of beautiful music and artistry at Leeds Lieder. Details of Artists and Programmes to be released soon.
Watch: Leeds Lieder Festival 2023
We were thrilled to be able to record two exciting events from the 2023 Festival: the Closing Gala recital with Sir Simon Keenlyside and Joseph Middleton, and the Young Artists Showcase. These are available to view below, hosted on our YouTube channel with a substantial archive of Leeds Lieder recitals free to watch on-demand.
We are committed to breaking down barriers and making great music available to all. Your donations remain essential to us being able to deliver this work, so please do make a contribution to our Leeds Lieder Angels appeal crowdfunding campaign if you are watching our work online and wish for us to be able to record and share our future events.
Filling the city with song since 2004
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.
News and Reviews
Leeds Lieder has launched the Angels Appeal crowdfunding campaign to help support the 2023-24 Concert Season, the 2024 Festival, and our vital outreach work in schools and communities. Donate...
"Leeds Lieder’s effect on the musical landscape of Leeds has been transformational." – Geoffrey Mogridge, Ilkley Gazette Writing for the Ilkley Gazette, classical music critic Geoffrey Mogridge...
"This was mélodie perfection." – Martin Dreyer, Charles Hutch Press In a review for the Charles Hutch Press, writer Martin Dreyer praised Véronique Gens' "remarkable" ability and her dynamism with...
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