The Diocese of Leeds has the largest church programme of choral music for young people in the United Kingdom.
In total it maintains 55 choirs comprising some 2800 children meeting weekly. There are 43 school choirs, five boys' choirs, five girls' choirs, three mixed children’s choirs, two youth choirs, three university choirs, a choir school and an adult choir. more »
The music department newsletter for Winter 2016 is now available as a download. It contains details of recent and forthcoming events together with information about the next broadcasts and CD releases. Also included is news from the Schools Singing Programme and Organists Training Programme. To download the document please click here.
Leeds Cathedral Composer in Residence, John Duggan writes:
I was delighted with the broadcast premiere of my mass for upper voices and organ on the BBC Radio 4 programme Sunday Service. It was a great performance by the Cathedral Choirs and a privilege to be part of the new collaboration
Leeds Cathedral has recently acquired a new practice organ, formerly part of the Organ Department of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. This small instrument, built by J. W. Walker & Sons, will offer even greater variety and flexibility for those learning as part of the new
Saturday 1st October saw the Royal School of Church Music's Celebration Day in York Minster. Choirs from around Yorkshire had gathered for a special service of Choral Evensong at which presentations were made to those from across the world that had made a significant contribution to church