December 24th, 2017 - New Choral Director appointed for Wakefield and Pontefract
Choral Director, Charlotte Kitson writes:
To many I might be a familiar face, as this is not the first time I have been employed by the Music Department. I graduated in 2011 from the University of Birmingham with a First Class Honours degree in Music, and was shortly after appointed as Choral Director for Bradford in the Schools’ Singing Programme. Highlights of my time in the role include founding the Bradford Catholic Junior Choir, and much success with my school choirs at the Skipton Festival of Music.
I left the Music Department in 2014 to pursue a PGCE in Secondary Music at Leeds Trinity University, and have since worked as a Teacher of Music and RE at St. Bede’s and St. Joseph’s Catholic College in Bradford, completing my NQT induction and Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) in July 2015.
November 20th,2016- Music Department Newsletter Winter 2016
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
November 20th,2016- Premiere of New Mass on BBC Radio 4
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
November 12th,2016- A new teaching organ for the Organists Training Programme
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
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