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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. 

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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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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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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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