“We have the opportunity to bring these people to the concert hall; people who may not have been to one before, and to tell their individual story through song.” – Joseph Middleton

Classical Music has published a feature on The Leeds Songbook – a new project with aim to create a compendium of musical portraits of Leeds residents – which is the focal point of this year’s Composers & Poets Forum at the 2023 Leeds Lieder Festival. Written by Florence Lockheart, the article includes perspectives from Director Joseph Middleton as well as organisers Hannah Stone and Martin Iddon, and participants Adrian Salmon and Niki Zohdi.

Read the feature on the Classical Music website here.

This year’s Composers & Poets Forum concert takes place on Tuesday 13 June. Click here to book tickets.