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February 18th, 2007 - Bradford Boys' Choir


Today the BYC Boys' Choir sang Mass for the 7th Sunday in OT at St. Joseph's Church in Keighley.

The Boys' choir began life in February 2005 when over 600 boys were auditioned for a place! The 22 successful boys, aged 8-14 then began weekly rehearsals at St. Bede's Grammar School (the Boys Catholic Grammar in Bradford.)


Since then they have fulfilled a busy program of events, firstly under the direction of BYC director Christopher McElroy, and now under new Assistant Director, Christopher Johns. They have sung at liturgies in many churches in Bradford and Keighley, and performed at concerts in many of West Yorkshire's most prestigious venues including St. George's Hall, Bradford and Leeds and Huddersfield Town Halls.

Upcoming engagements include singing Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' in Leeds Town Hall on 16th June, in Leeds Town Hall with the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Leeds Cathedral and Leeds Parish Church Boys' choirs accompanied by the Airedale Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John Anderson.

Music for today's Mass included the Missa Brevis by Haydn (commonly known as the 'little organ mass') alongside motets from the Llibre Vermel.



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