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Music, Sat 27 Apr 2019

Evening Recital with Nicky Spence and Malcolm Mart

Evening Recital with Nicky Spence and Malcolm Mart


Two Leeds Lieder favourites join forces and bring their customary cheer to Yorkshire. Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as “a voice of real distinction,” Nicky Spence is fast emerging as “one of our brightest young tenors”. An artist of great integrity, Nicky Spence’s unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty in his musicianship are steadfastly earning him a place at the top of the profession. In demand at opera houses across the globe, including The Met, Covent Garden, ENO and Teatro Real Madrid, Spence is also a regular guest at Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw and Zürich’s Tonhalle. Tonight he gives the world premiere of_ 3 Verlaine Songs_ by Mark Simpson, a composer well-known to Leeds audiences following his triumph at Opera North with _Pleasure. _

Programme to include:

Debussy _3 Mélodies de Verlaine_

Schumann _Hochländers Abschied, Jemand, Hochländisches Wiegenlied,_
_Dem roten Röslein gleicht mein Lieb, Niemand_

Shostakovich _O wert thou in the cauld blast, Macpherson’s Farewell, Jenny_

Mark Simpson _3 Verlaine Settings_

Wolf _Ihr seid die Allerschönste_

Britten _The Choirmaster’s burial_

Jonathan Dove _Song IV_

Chaminade _Si j’étais jardiniér des cieux_

Hahn _A Chloris_

Dunhill _The Cloths of Heaven_

Parry _From a City Window,Through the Ivory Gate_

Holst _The Heart Worships_

Bridge _The Last Invocation_

Wolf _Wenn du, mein liebster, steigst zum Himmel auf_

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‘Spence’s voice is fast becoming a thing of wonder; the heights of dramatic tenordom await.’- _What’s on Stage_

‘One of the world’s finest accompanists’- _New York Observer _

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 27 Apr 2019 19:30 to 00:00


Tickets: £25, £23 (conc), £5 (U26/students)


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