2019 Festival Programme Launch

2019 Festival Programme Launch

Leeds Lieder are pleased to announce the programme for the 2019 Lieder Festival, which is taking place from Thursday the 25th to Sunday the 28th of April. We invite you to join us for another packed festival of talks, concerts, poetry, recitals, masterclasses, a...
Review- The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

Review- The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

Howard Assembly Room- 22nd November 2018 Christopher Maltman baritone Joseph Middleton piano One of the chief delights of the classical song recital is that the comparatively short form of the Lied (song) allows for imaginative, thematic programming, and the present...
Review- The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

Review- The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

Howard Assembly Room- 22nd November 2018 Christopher Maltman baritone Joseph Middleton piano THIS thought provoking programme of 20 songs from the 19th and 20th centuries traced the mythical soldier’s journey from boyhood awakening in idyllic Edwardian rural England...
Leeds Lieder Pop Up Piano Trail Performance

Leeds Lieder Pop Up Piano Trail Performance

Saturday 8th September 2018 Experience a taste of Leeds Lieder’s 2018-19 Concert Season whilst you shop! In partnership with Leeds Piano Trail listen to Lieder performed live in the Victoria Quarter from 11.00am – 12.30pm (more information here)....

“Thoughtful, intellectual pieces” finds Jason Whittaker in his review of the premiere of Daniel Kidane’s ‘Songs of Illumination’ performed by Nick Pritchard and Ian Tindale on the 22nd April 2018. Read the full review...
Leeds Lieder 2018 Festival Gallery

Leeds Lieder 2018 Festival Gallery

This year’s Festival was a huge success, breaking all previous box office results and involving more artists than ever before –  see our gallery of photos of the many events that took place at Leeds College of Music 19-22 April...
Great Reception for (very) young Lieder artists.

Great Reception for (very) young Lieder artists.

On Friday 23 March some 360 young singers assembled in Leeds Town Hall for an inspiring concert of Art Song and stories as part of Leeds Lieder’s dynamic education programme. In the morning, the Cool Lieder Project saw 180 children aged 12-14 from 6 Leeds...
BBC Music Magazine Cover Disc April 2018

BBC Music Magazine Cover Disc April 2018

BBC Music Magazine Cover Disc April 2018: Leeds Lieder’s first CD features Kate Royal, Ruby Hughes, Nicky Spence, Ashley Riches and Joseph Middleton on the front of this iconic magazine. BBC Music Magazine celebrates Claude Debussy in this issue, to mark the...
Introducing the Leeds Lieder Annual Fund

Introducing the Leeds Lieder Annual Fund

Help us to raise £20,000 for 2018/19 A new opportunity to secure the future for song We are asking song lovers everywhere to be part of our future success. We have already made a start in reaching this ambitious goal and are delighted to say we have already received...
2018 Festival Launches

2018 Festival Launches

The week of 20 November was an exciting one for Leeds Lieder, with two special events to launch the 2018 Festival. On Monday, Bob and Elisabeth Boas kindly welcomed us to their beautiful Robert Adam house in London, where soprano Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton...
Brilliant reception for Schubert Song Series II

Brilliant reception for Schubert Song Series II

The second of the Schubert Song series was held in The Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall at the University of Leeds on Wednesday evening. Preceded by a fascinating pre-concert talk by Dr George Kennaway, a stunning performance by Mary Bevan and Joseph Middleton ...
Leeds Lieder Mahler Series on BBC Radio 3

Leeds Lieder Mahler Series on BBC Radio 3

The highly acclaimed Leeds Lieder ‘Mahler Song Series’ (given in collaboration with the University of Leeds International Concert Series and recorded by the BBC last season) is to be broadcast again this week.  The three recitals will be spread over four...
Schubert Song Series: 1st Programme announced

Schubert Song Series: 1st Programme announced

Details of the first programme in the Leeds and Sheffield University Leeds Lieder Schubert series were announced today. 14 October 2017 (Leeds)and 15th October (Sheffield) Nika Gorič (soprano), James Newby (baritone) Joseph Middleton (piano) A Soprano and Baritone...
Tickets for Leeds University Schubert Series

Tickets for Leeds University Schubert Series

Details and tickets for the Leeds University Schubert series and  Celebrity Recital are now  available. Continuing our partnership with Leeds University International Concert Series, we turn to the great Franz Schubert for inspiration. Our three-part Schubert survey...
Audience Survey: Festival 2017

Audience Survey: Festival 2017

If you attended Leeds Lieder Festival over the weekend, thank you! We would love to hear your feedback. As part of ongoing work Arts Council England have encouraged us to undertake, we have been conducting surveys over the festival weekend. But perhaps you were too...
Live Stream 2017

Live Stream 2017

We are live streaming performances from Festival 2017 We hope you will join us! Click on the dates to be part of the audience wherever you are. Friday 21 April, 7.30pm, Henk Neven & Joseph Middleton Saturday 22 April, 12.30pm, Songs by Ravel with Clara Mouriz...