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 Huddersfield Girls’ Choir are back in Yorkshire after a fabulous tour to Newcastle and Hexham. They stayed for three days during which they sang at Hexham Abbey and St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle as well as enjoying a fun-filled day exploring Hexham.
Following great success in Bradford, Huddersfield and Leeds, the Diocese of Leeds Schools’ Singing Programme has rolled out new musical opportunities for children from January 2017 to Wakefield and Pontefract, in partnership with the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust. Bishop Konstant
The four choirs of Bradford Catholic Youth Choir joined forces with the internationally-renowned Gabrieli Consort and Players, under the direction of Grammy-winning conductor Paul McCreesh, in a spectacular concert at St Joseph’s Church, Bradford.
Last year in April I was invited to sing at a concert in St. Paul’s Cathedral in order to raise money for the Friends of Cathedral Music. A few months after the concert, we were told that Decca would like to record a CD with as many of the
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
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