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Saturday 13 April – SongPath Musical Walking Trail

Kirkstall Abbey Abbey Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

SongPath returns to Leeds for a second year with a unique outdoor walking trail that blends music, nature and mental health. This year we explore the rich natural world and history of the 900 year-old ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, where nature intertwines with spectacular Gothic architecture.


Sunday 14 April – Schubertiade Lunchtime Opening Recital: Nikola Hillebrand, Joseph Middleton and Oliver Casanovas Nuevo

The Venue, Leeds Conservatoire 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

German soprano Nikola Hillebrand made her UK recital debut at Leeds Lieder at the 2022 Festival. It was a knockout performance resulting in Gramophone Magazine writing “Hillebrand’s radiant, gilt tone fits this repertoire lusciously, her diction is excellent and she communicates with warmth.”


Sunday 14 April – Schubertiade 20th Anniversary Gala Recital

The Venue, Leeds Conservatoire 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

A Gala Concert featuring an all-Schubert programme will include Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor (D. 940) to be performed by Middleton and Vignoles, rare Schubert ensembles showcasing members of the Young Artists Programme and duets by Hillebrand and Williams.


Tuesday 16 April – Evening Recital: Punjabi Proverbs

Sikh Centre 192 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Especially for the 2024 Festival, a programme to celebrate the cross-cultural art of British and Indian composers and poets. Indian composers are heard setting English poems, alongside English song settings of Indian poetry.


Wednesday 17 April – Schools Culmination Concert: Living Lieder

The Ballroom, Pudsey Civic Hall Dawsons Corner, Cote Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

These two concerts round off our award-winning education projects this year and we are proud to present them during the Festival.

Friday 19 April – Pre-concert Talk with Dr George Kennaway

Howard Assembly Room 32 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Cellist and musicologist Dr George Kennaway, Visiting Research Fellow at Huddersfield and Leeds Universities, returns to Leeds Lieder to give one of his popular pre-concert talks.