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Play, Thu 12 Mar 2020

The Art of Song

The Art of Song


Song has been a fundamental part of the human experience for thousands of years, and the art form is alive and well. This performance celebrates some of the freshest new female composers, including several world premieres, performed by two fascinating young singers.


Amy van Walsum [] is a current postgraduate at Leeds College of Music. Contemporary music is at the forefront of her focus, performing with the Thallein Ensemble and singing brand new works from composers such as John Joubert, Louis Andriessen and Andrew Toovey. Amy has just released her debut album in collaboration with pianist Robin Bowman, Out of Town, a wonderful and varied selection of modern female song cycles and works.


Helene Mathiesen and violinist Cleo Annandale perform the world premiere of Charlotte Marlow’s Folk Songs, a semi-staged song cycle with libretto by Newcastle-based poet Caroline Hardaker. Each piece explores different reimagining of women’s stories in folklore and mythology and fuse together opera, folk and extended vocal technique.

Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Thu 12 Mar 2020 16:30 to 00:00




3 Quarry Hill,



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Map reference: SE 309336  Lat: 53.79823 Long: -1.53125

Leeds City Station, situated on New Station Street, is approximately a 10-minute walk from Leeds College of Music.

Leeds Central Coach Station is situated on Dyer Street between Quarry Hill and Kirkgate Market, opposite the West Yorkshire Playhouse and just two minutes from Leeds College of Music. Regular services operate from Hull, London and Manchester Airport.

Enter the postcode LS9 8AH into your Satellite Navigation.

Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just a few kilometres from the A1.

When entering the city, follow the brown road signs for ‘West Yorkshire Playhouse’ at Quarry Hill, just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds – or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs.

Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. The Conservatoire is at Loop Junction 12.

Please note the Conservatoire does not have any car parking space. We recommend that visitors use the multi-storey car park on Harper Street near Leeds Kirkgate Market.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality