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February 2018

Leeds Lieder on Tour – Schubert in Sheffield: Schubert Song Series III

13th February 2018 - 7:30 pm
Firth Court, Western Bank
Sheffield, England S10 2TN United Kingdom

Ashley Riches bass-baritone
Joseph Middleton piano

A BBC New Generation Artist, bass-baritone Ashley Riches read English at Cambridge University, before studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and as a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Recent appearances have included with the Berlin Philharmonic/Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and at Wigmore Hall.

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March 2018

To the distant beloved: Schubert Song Series III

3rd March 2018 - 7:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Ashley Riches bass-baritone
Joseph Middleton piano

A BBC New Generation Artist, bass-baritone Ashley Riches read English at Cambridge University, before studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and as a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Recent appearances have included with the Berlin Philharmonic/Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and at Wigmore Hall.

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Celebrity Recital

17th March 2018 - 7:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Toby Spence tenor
Joseph Middleton piano 

Toby Spence’s cleverly constructed recital explores the musical kinship between three of the finest twentieth century song composers. Poulenc, Britten and Finzi all cut their teeth writing miniature forms before turning to larger scale works later in life, and all explored thoroughly individual musical languages while painting the finest words with abundantly colourful accompaniments.

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November 2018

Sir Thomas Allen and Joseph Middleton: Ancient and Modern

3rd November 2018 - 7:30 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Sir Thomas Allen is an established star of the great opera houses of the world and an acclaimed recitalist. Guest of Honour at our most recent Festival, we are thrilled to welcome him back to Leeds Lieder. Programme to include Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Wolf, Duparc, Ives and Warlock. This concert is supported by members of FUAM

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Christopher Maltman and Joseph Middleton: From Severn to Somme

22nd November 2018 - 7:15 pm
Entrance via Leeds Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate
Leeds, England LS1 6NU United Kingdom

Acclaimed British baritone Christopher Maltman is joined by pianist Joseph Middleton for a recital marking the centenary year of the end of the Great War, featuring a selection of music by composers from across the span of the major nations involved in the First World War including Butterworth, Gurney, Mahler, Fauré, Ives, Mussorgsky, Schumann, Wolf and Poulenc

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December 2018

Royal Academy of Music Song Circle: A Schubertiade

12th December 2018 - 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Programme to include songs, duets and favourite part-songs by Schubert.

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Sophie Rennert and Joseph Middleton: Noël

20th December 2018 - 7:30 pm
Firth Court, Western Bank
Sheffield, England S10 2TN United Kingdom

A graduate of the Vienna University of Music and prize-winner in numerous prestigious competitions, Sophie appears in Sheffield alongside Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton fresh from recitals at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and Vienna’s Konzerthaus.

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January 2019

Catriona Morison and Joseph Middleton

31st January 2019 - 7:15 pm
Entrance via Leeds Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate
Leeds, England LS1 6NU United Kingdom

Fresh from being crowned Cardiff Singer of the World, the first British singer to win the accolade, Catriona Morison makes her Leeds recital debut in the stunning Howard Assembly Room alongside Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton, described in ‘Opera Magazine’ as ‘the rightful heir to the legendary Gerald Moore’.

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February 2019

Alessandro Fisher & Ashok Gupta – Ferrier Award Winners’ Concert

1st February 2019 - 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
The School of Music The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT United Kingdom

A graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alessandro Fisher won joint first prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

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March 2019

Roderick Williams and Joseph Middleton

2nd March 2019 - 7:30 pm
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PD United Kingdom

Renowned for the generosity of his musicianship and his ability to communicate with listeners, here he is joined by Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton to explore the musical nuances and emotional intensity of Schubert’s great non-cycle, Schwanengesang.

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Anna Stéphany and Joseph Middleton

28th March 2019 - 7:30 pm
Firth Court, Western Bank
Sheffield, England S10 2TN United Kingdom

Anna Stéphany is emerging as one of the world’s most exciting mezzo sopranos. In demand across the globe, she is a firm favourite with conductors and directors, garnering plaudits with each appearance.

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June 2019

Leeds Lieder Fundraising Gala

19th June 2019 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
36 Wigmore Street
London, W1U 2BP

Tonight, a star-studded line up performs a Shakespearian programme to secure the financial stability of the organisation, led by Sir Thomas Allen and Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton, at the invitation of John Gilhooly.

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October 2019

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)  Joseph Middleton (piano)

19th October 2019 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Leeds College of Music
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PD

Songs of Heaven and Earth
Programme to include works by Haydn, Schoenberg, Mahler, Koechlin, Debussy and Strauss Four Last Songs

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November 2019

Christopher Maltman (baritone), Joseph Middleton (piano)

16th November 2019 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Leeds College of Music
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PD

Carnival of the Animals

Programme to include: Poulenc, Schumann, Ravel, Reger, Chabrier, Wolf, and Flanders & Swann.

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Mary Bevan (soprano), Julien van Mellaerts (baritone), Joseph Middleton (piano)

29th November 2019 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Leeds College of Music
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PD

The Italian Songbook

 Programme: Hugo Wolf – ‘Italienisches Liederbuch’

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December 2019

Royal Academy of Music Song Circle

11th December 2019 - 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)

10 January - 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)

27 January - 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

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

13 February - 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)

7 March - 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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