Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
The School of Music
University of Leeds



VariousAudience requests; song selections from composers


Carolyn Sampson – Soprano
Joseph Middleton – piano
Roderick Williams – baritone

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Programme Note

He Sings, She Sings, They Sing: Gender Bending in Lieder

In this modern age of gender fluidity and identity awareness, how can the notion of art song, steeped in centuries of patriarchal tradition, keep pace and maintain its relevance?

In She Sings/He Sings/They Sing, Carolyn Sampson, Roderick Williams and Joseph Middleton tackle the knotty issue of gender politics in song head-on with a wide-ranging programme from across Europe and spanning centuries in their search for answers, inviting the audience to contribute, join the debate and encourage them on the journey.

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

6:45-7:15pm - Pre-Concert talk with Hannah Kendall

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