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December 2018

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)

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

CANCELLED 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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March 2021

Friday 26th March, Fatma Said (soprano) and Joseph Middleton (piano)

26 March - 6:00 pm - 12 April - 7:30 pm
The Headrow
Leeds, LS1 3AD United Kingdom

Fatma Said returns to Leeds Lieder for her third recital with regular duo-partner, Joseph Middleton.

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Saturday 27th March, Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano) and Joseph Middleton (piano)

27 March - 6:00 pm - 13 April - 7:30 pm
The Headrow
Leeds, LS1 3AD United Kingdom

British mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately is joined by regular duo-partner, pianist Joseph Middleton and Kitty’s parents, actors Kevin Whately and Madelaine Newton for ‘This Other Eden’.

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April 2021

Saturday 24th April, Fleur Barron (mezzo soprano), Ashok Klouda (cello) and Joseph Middleton (piano)

24 April - 3:00 pm - 8 May - 4:00 pm
The Headrow
Leeds, LS1 3AD United Kingdom

In a typically wide-ranging, thought-provoking and thoughtful programme Fleur Barron brings, for the first time, Chinese folk and art songs to Leeds Lieder.

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Saturday 24th April, Gerald Finley (bass-baritone) and Julius Drake (piano)

24 April - 6:00 pm - 8 May - 7:30 pm
The Headrow
Leeds, LS1 3AD United Kingdom

Gerald Finley and Julius Drake perform Schubert’s masterpiece of lost love, nature, and of tragic mental breakdown, his Die schöne Müllerin. 

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Sunday 25th April, Benson Wilson (baritone) and Ella O’Neill (piano)

25 April - 3:00 pm - 9 May - 4:00 pm
The Headrow
Leeds, LS1 3AD United Kingdom

Immediately winning the hearts of the Leeds Lieder audiences, we are thrilled to welcome back Benson Wilson for his first solo recital.

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Sunday 25th April, Dame Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton

25 April - 6:00 pm - 9 May - 7:30 pm
The Headrow
Leeds, LS1 3AD United Kingdom

Dame Sarah Connolly, Leeds Lieder Patron and operatic superstar is joined by Joseph Middleton for a programme including a rare performance of Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer.

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