1:00 AM 26th March 2024

Leeds Lieder Festival: Punjabi Proverb

The Leeds Lieder Festival is gearing up for its launch date next month.

It takes place from Saturday 13 April - Sunday 21 April 2024 in venues across Leeds, filling the city with the beauty of song and joyous music-making.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Festival and the 10th anniversary of pianist Joseph Middleton as Director.

The organisers are excited that one of the venues is the Sikh Cultural Centre which will host a very special event at 7.30pm on Tuesday 16th April 2024, namely the world premiere performance of a brand-new work, commissioned by Leeds Lieder: Punjabi Proverbs by Cheryl Frances-Hoad featuring Nina Kanter - soprano; Oscar Castellino - baritone and Keval Shah - piano.

Nina Kanter
Nina Kanter
Written especially for the 2024 Festival, the evening will celebrate the cross-cultural art of British and Indian composers and poets. Indian composers are heard setting English poems, alongside English song settings of Indian poetry. Three outstanding artists – Nina Kanter (faculty member at Chennai Music Conservatory), Oscar Castellino (“a rising star in the opera world” BBC News) and award-winning British-Indian pianist Keval Shah – will give the world première of a new collection of miniatures by Cheryl Frances-Hoad setting Punjabi Proverbs.

The event is presented in co-promotion with South Asian Arts UK and with special thanks to The Sikh Temple, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

For a full list events at Leeds Lieder click here