Leeds Conservatoire Announces Leeds Lieder Weekend of Song

By Chris Ruel

Leeds Conservatoire has announced an autumn season celebrating song. Leeds Lieder Weekend of Song: Rediscovering Lieder is slated for Oct. 21-23, 2022, with all recitals to be performed at The Venue at Leeds Conservatoire.

The lineup of artists includes mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately, with pianist and Director of Leeds Lieder Joseph Middleton; the winners of this year’s Leeds Lieder/Schubert Institute UK Song Prize baritone Felix Gygli and pianist JongSun Woo; tenor James Gilchrist; and bass-baritone Ashley Riches. Joseph Middleton will accompany Gilchrist and Riches.

Leeds’ Weekend of Song will see the return of the popular Lieder Lounge, a relaxed music-making session that allows patrons to perform lieder themselves. In addition, participants of the school’s 2022 Young Artists Programme will showcase their talents in this fall’s concert series.

For those who wish to join the festivities from afar, all concerts will be available for viewing via livestream on demand via YouTube.