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December 2019

Royal Academy of Music Song Circle

11 December - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Leeds College of Music
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PD

Clara Schumann Anniversary Concert

A small group of the Royal Academy of Music’s song circle perform the complete songs of Clara Schumann.

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January 2020

Mark Padmore (tenor),  Joseph Middleton (piano)

10th January 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

A Poets Journey:
Programme includes works by Britten, Mahler and Robert Schumann’s ‘Dichterliebe’, the original twenty Heine songs, rather than the sixteen usually given.

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Fatma Said (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)

27th January 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Spanish Sun and Songs from Europe:
Programme includes Falla’s popular folk songs and late Schumann

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February 2020

Tara Erraught (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)

13th February 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Leeds College of Music
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PD

Gypsies and Wayfarers
Programme to include: Brahms ‘Zigeunerlieder’, Mahler ‘Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen’ and songs by Strauss, Liszt and Brahms.  

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March 2020

Nicky Spence (tenor),  Joseph Middleton (piano)

7th March 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Programme to include: Janáček ‘The Diary of One Who Disappeared’

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April 2020

Ode to Joy – Leeds Lieder Festival 2020

16th April 2020 - 19th April 2020
University of Leeds, School of Music
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom

This year’s 10th Leeds Lieder Festival will take place from 16-19 April 2020. Full festival information can be found here.

Priority booking for Friends (post only) – Monday 18th November
General booking – Monday 2nd December

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Festival Masterclass I with Dame Felicity Lott

16th April 2020 - 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Patron of Leeds Lieder, the great British soprano Dame Felicity Lott, gives the first of four masterclasses in this year’s Festival.

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Pre–Concert Talk with David Hoult and Kathleen Evans

16th April 2020 - 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
University of Leeds, School of Music
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Our past and current Chairs of the Leeds Lieder Festival have contributed much to the success of the charity. Join David Hoult and Kathleen Evans in conversation as they discuss the history of the organisation.

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10th Festival Opening Gala – A Leeds Lieder Acrostic

16th April 2020 - 7:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

The Tenth Leeds Lieder Festival opens with a gala recital spelling out Happy Birthday Leeds Lieder in song.

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Supporters’ Reception

16th April 2020 - 9:45 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

An exclusive reception for Leeds Lieder Friends and those who have joined the 20/20 Club to celebrate the opening of the 10th Festival.

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Festival masterclass II with Sir Thomas Allen

17th April 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Sir Thomas Allen leads the second festival masterclass with our Leeds Lieder Young Artists.

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Lunchtime Recital – Siobhan Stagg and Joseph Middleton

17th April 2020 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Siobhan Stagg joins our Festival Director Joseph Middleton for a Lunchtime Recital featuring works by Messiaen and Strauss.

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Bring and Sing! Rehearsal

17th April 2020 - 2:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Calling all singers! Would you like to experience the thrill of being trained by one of the UK’s leading choral trainers? Now’s your chance!

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Bring and Sing! Concert

17th April 2020 - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Following an afternoon of rehearsals the 2020 Leeds Lieder Bring and Sing Chorus performs English Coronation Anthems.

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Pre-Concert Talk with Richard Stokes

17th April 2020 - 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
University of Leeds, School of Music
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Join one of the world’s pre-eminent Lieder experts, and Leeds Lieder favourite, Richard Stokes for a pre-concert talk focussing on Schubert’s Einsamkeit.

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Evening Recital – O Solitude

17th April 2020 - 7:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook perform works by Purcell, Schubert and Barber alongside a Leeds Lieder première from Jonathan Dove.

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Pop-Up Poetry

17th April 2020 - 9:45 pm
Clothworkers' Centenary Hall, University of Leeds, School of Music
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Join us in the bar for a relaxed evening of poetry and local ales and perform your own poems at this Open-Mic session.

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Coffee Concert – Leeds Lieder Young Artists

18th April 2020 - 10:30 am
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

The finest young duos coached over the weekend showcase the songs they have been exploring. An opportunity to enjoy the next generation of Lieder singers and pianists.

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Composers and Poets Forum – Session 1

18th April 2020 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Leeds, School of Music
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom

A vital and creatively rich component of Leeds Lieder’s work, the Composer and Poets Forum is a day-long culmination of work.

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Lunchtime Recital – From the Distant Beloved

18th April 2020 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

James Newby and Joseph Middleton offer a programme of wandering and romanticism before they tour the programme to Wigmore Hall, Vienna, Brussels, Budapest, Lisbon, Baden-Baden, Stockholm, Cologne, Amsterdam and Hamburg.

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