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.

RT @ArtSongs4All: Found a delightful little setting of "The Owl and the Pussycat" performed by the incredible trio of Mark Padmore, @Svice… @LeedsLieder 2 0
Music teachers! We're recruiting schools for our KS3 project, Cool Lieder, which will take place in March and culmi… https://t.co/0mtL8mlFMP @LeedsLieder 11 12
Two weeks to go before the wonderful @FatmaSaid is back in Leeds with a programme of Schumann, Brahms, de Falla and… https://t.co/G3h6IFV4me @LeedsLieder 4 8
Only a couple of weeks left to apply for the Leeds Lieder Young Artists Scheme 2020! 🎶 We are inviting 10 duos, age… https://t.co/gPlGjevGRm @LeedsLieder 12 6
RT @SampsonCarolyn: Have a peek at https://t.co/fVGOf3Y3Kt please, because I just spent about an hour laboriously updating the calendar 😴😉 @LeedsLieder 4 0
Don't miss Mark Padmore and @jpianomiddleton TONIGHT at @UoLConcerts. Britten, Mahler and Schumann 🎶 Tickets 👉… https://t.co/1X2vnwityh @LeedsLieder 4 13
RT @MRMartists: .@LeedsLieder starting the new year with a beautiful programme of works by #Mahler #Britten and #Schumann, sung by #MarkPad… @LeedsLieder 4 0
RT @LeedsLieder: Following his highly acclaimed performance in 'Death in Venice' this Autumn, Mark Padmore is back in Leeds to perform song… @LeedsLieder 1 0
RT @LCoMEvents: Described by @nytimes as possessing "a beautifully formed mezzo-soprano voice", @TaraErraught is in concert @LeedsMusic on… @LeedsLieder 6 0

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