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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 Cancels 10th Festival

Following the UK Government and Public Health England’s announcement of enhanced recommendations to counter the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic by avoiding large gatherings, we have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Leeds Lieder Festival. Joseph...

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Review | Diary of one who Disappeared

Nicky Spence tenor Joseph Middleton piano This recital was both the final concert in the Leeds Lieder 2019-20 season, and a taster for the forthcoming 2020 Festival, which takes place over four days from Thursday April 16th-Sunday April 19th. This will be the...

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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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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.

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We're so grateful to all our partners who made our concerts possible this October! We welcomed 3 young artists to… https://t.co/xBvmkc54Ly @LeedsLieder 5 26
RT @BarberConcerts: Join us this Friday at 1pm for the premiere of a special performance by @SampsonCarolyn & @jpianomiddleton to celebrat… @LeedsLieder 3 0
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RT @GrandTheatreLS1: 🎂🎉The Grand Old Lady Of Leeds is 142 years young today. She hadn't planned on having a 'Lockdown Birthday' but like th… @LeedsLieder 49 0
RT @TPeters_Music: It was a privilege to sing some of @ellensargen’s music at @LeedsLieder a few years ago. And now the ULTIMATE collab is… @LeedsLieder 1 0

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