Secondary School Choirs in Bradford and Keighley
The three Catholic High Schools of Bradford and Keighley rehearse for an hour each week during the school day, on a rotating timetable. They perform both individually at school liturgies, concerts and functions, as well as corporately at gala concerts.
Members of the Secondary School choirs broadcast to the nation on BBC Songs of Praise.
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St Joseph's College Choir
The current members of St Joseph's College Choir build upon the rich singing tradition that has existed for many years at St Joseph's College. The choir performs regularly at school liturgies and presentation evenings. At Christmas time, the choir visits local care homes to sing Christmas carols. They have also been finalists in the Yorkshire Schools Choir of the Year Competition twice. As part of the school's centenary celebrations this year, the choir premiered "Ave Maria", written by Elizabeth Stratford, a former pupil, now Organist and Master of the Choristers at Arundel Cathedral.
St Bede's Male Voice Choir
Comprising 45 young men, the choir of St Bede's has crowned a highly successful year with an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, as a finalist in the OPAL "Magic of Music" competition. With boys sing all four parts, the choir performs music from the Renaissance to the present day. Many of the boys are also members of the Bradford Catholic Boys' Choir.
Holy Family School Choir
The choir of Holy Family School performs a wide repertoire of both sacred and secular music, also making a substantial contribution to the membership of the Bradford Girls' Choir. The choir has three times been a finalist in the Yorkshire Schools Choir of the Year Competition as well as performing within the school's own concert series.