News and Reviews

Louise Alder (winner of the Joan Southerland Audience prize, Cardif Singer of the World 2017) and Joseph Middleton’s recital from last year’s Leeds Lieder Festival featured as part of the Cardiff Singer of the World focus on BBC Radio 3.

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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...

read more
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...

read more
Review- The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

Review- The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

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 to early death at the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

read more
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).  

read more

"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 here

read more
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 2018.          ...

read more
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 secondary...

read more
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 centenary...

read more
Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Poetry into Song

Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Poetry into Song

LEEDS LIEDER PRESENTS POETRY INTO SONG: A FOUR-DAY CELEBRATION OF ART-SONG Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 April 2018 Leeds Lieder presents – ‘Poetry into Song’ – a four-day Festival (19 - 22 April 2018) celebrating art-song, poetry and community...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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 ...

read more
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 lunchtimes...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Review- The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

Review- The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

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 to early death at the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

read more
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).  

read more

"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 here

read more
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 2018.          ...

read more
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 secondary...

read more
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 centenary...

read more
Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Poetry into Song

Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Poetry into Song

LEEDS LIEDER PRESENTS POETRY INTO SONG: A FOUR-DAY CELEBRATION OF ART-SONG Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 April 2018 Leeds Lieder presents – ‘Poetry into Song’ – a four-day Festival (19 - 22 April 2018) celebrating art-song, poetry and community...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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 ...

read more
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 lunchtimes...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Review- The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

Review- The Soldier: from Severn to Somme

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 to early death at the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

read more
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).  

read more

"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 here

read more
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 2018.          ...

read more
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 secondary...

read more
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 centenary...

read more
Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Poetry into Song

Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Poetry into Song

LEEDS LIEDER PRESENTS POETRY INTO SONG: A FOUR-DAY CELEBRATION OF ART-SONG Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 April 2018 Leeds Lieder presents – ‘Poetry into Song’ – a four-day Festival (19 - 22 April 2018) celebrating art-song, poetry and community...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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 ...

read more
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 lunchtimes...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more