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.
If you are able to, please consider donating to Leeds Lieder via this link: chuffed.org/project/leeds-lieder-artist-fund
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
"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
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. ...
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...
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