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April 2020

Bring and Sing! Rehearsal

17 April - 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

17 April - 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

17 April - 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

17 April - 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

17 April - 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

18 April - 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

18 April - 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

18 April - 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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Composers and Poets Forum inc. Pyramid of Arts Presentation

18 April - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Leeds, School of Music
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom

This Forum session will be preceded by a short presentation from the Pyramid of Arts Group who have been taking part in this year’s project.

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Festival Masterclass III with Ann Murray DBE

18 April - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Our outstanding duos work with the great Irish mezzo-soprano, Ann Murray DBE in this afternoon’s festival masterclass.

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Composers and Poets Showcase

18 April - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Leeds, School of Music
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Our Composers and Poets programme showcase.

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Pre-Concert Talk with Richard Stokes

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

This pre-concert talk with Richard Stokes will illuminate Graham Johnson’s re-imagining of the tradition song recital.

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Evening Recital – The Songmakers’ Almanac

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

For tonight’s recital, Graham Johnson has devised a programme of Lieder based on the plot of Così fan tutte and containing numerous Mozartian echoes.

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Lieder Lounge

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

Join us in the bar for an informal evening of local ales and song and poetry presented by our Leeds Lieder Young Artists.

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Study Event with Dr Katy Hamilton

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

Dr Katy Hamilton, a regular researcher and presenter, leads our Young Artists through the birth of the piano accompanied song.

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Lunchtime Performance – The view from the Villa

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

This music theatre piece was specially created by Iain Burnside for the 2018 St Endellion Summer Festival.

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Festival Masterclass IV with Iain Burnside

19 April - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Our final Festival Masterclass with Iain Burnside, and presentation of the Leeds Lieder/Schubert Institute UK Song Prize.

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Pre-Concert Talk with Hannah Kendall

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

Join composer Hannah Kendall as she introduces this year’s Leeds Lieder Commission written especially for Roderick Williams, Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton.

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Evening Recital – Carolyn Sampson, Roderick Williams and Joseph Middleton

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

The programme may include music by the likes of Purcell, Schumann and Wolf but the exact content, especially who sings what, will be decided by the audience. Join two of Britain’s finest singers and favourites at Leeds Lieder, grab a soap box and prepare to engage…

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Post-Festival Reception

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

We invite Sponsors, Patrons, Friends and Festival Saver ticket holders to join us in raising a glass to toast the end of the Festival.

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