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10th Festival Opening Gala – A Leeds Lieder Acrostic

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Sir Thomas Allen baritone and actor
Siobhan Stagg soprano
Ema Nikolovska mezzo-soprano
James Gilchrist tenor
Marcus Farnsworth baritone
Joseph Middleton piano
with Leeds Lieder Young Artists

Tickets: £30, £28 (conc) £5 (U26/students)
Photo credit: Leeds Lieder performs Serenade to Music at Wigmore Hall

Himmlische Lust’: Der Tanz – Schubert
An die Freude – Schubert
Purcell – Sound the trumpet
Purcell – Lost is my quiet
Ye banks and braes – trad.

Bauld – Witches’ song
It was a Lover and his lass – Quilter
Roger Quilter – Fear no more the heat o’ the sun
Tippett – Songs for Ariel
Horowitz – Lady Macbeth
Dankworth – Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day
An Sylvia – Schubert
You spotted snakes – Smith

INTERVAL

Lebenslust – Schubert
Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel – Brahms
Es bebet das Gesträuche – Brahms
Der Abend – Brahms
Schumann – Zigeunerleben

Le papillon et la fleur – Fauré
Ives – The Cage
Erlkönig – Schubert
Die Drossel – Strauss
En svane – Grieg
Rosenthal – La souris d’Angleterre

Serenade to Music – Vaughan Williams

The Tenth Leeds Lieder Festival opens with a gala recital spelling out Happy Birthday Leeds Lieder in song. Star of the recital platform and past Guest of Honour Sir Thomas Allen will read poetry between songs performed by BBC New Generation Artist Ema Nikolovska and Marcus Farnsworth, Leeds Lieder favourite James Gilchrist and debutante Siobhan Stagg fresh from triumphant performances as Pamina at the Royal Opera House. The current crop of LL Young Artists will take the stage for a celebratory performance of the Serenade to Music.