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November 15th, 2015 - The Orchestra of Leeds Cathedral
Last week, the newly-formed Orchestra of Leeds Cathedral (OLC) gave its debut performance at Mass, alongside the Leeds Cathedral choirs. Formed by three Leeds College of Music graduates, this orchestra has been set up in partnership with the Cathedral to augment the already thriving music department within the Diocese of Leeds.   Under the direction of Yannis Daoutis, the orchestra and choirs performed extracts of Faure’s Requiem. The collaboration between the orchestra and the choir proved highly successful and was remarkably well received by the congregation, as well as choristers and members of staff from the music department.   As a follow up to this successful partnership, the orchestra hopes to put on a Christmas concert in the Cathedral on 18th December, and at other churches within the Diocese in the run up to Christmas. More »
October 25th,2015- Dr. Elisa Fraser Wilson and Chamber Singers of The University of Texas at El Paso visit the Music Programme

Dr. Elisa Fraser Wilson writes:

Last week, the University of Texas at El Paso Chamber Singers and I had the opportunity to sing with and observe the Leeds Cathedral choirs during Vespers and Masses. This was a transforming experience, and one I hope will become a long-term collaboration more >>

September 28th,2015- New CD of Arvo Part Choral and Organ Works by Leeds Cathedral Choir

Arvo Pärt’s music resists the easily achieved peace of much Minimalist music of its time, even if its economy of gesture and expression – the joy taken in apparently simple beauty – has made him one of the iconic composers of our time. Such beauty is not simply achieved, more >>

September 15th,2015- Bradford Catholic Youth Choir perform at the launch of the Rugby World Cup

The Bradford Catholic Youth Choir perform at this civic celebration of the Rugby World Cup on the 25th of September 2015 at 8pm in Millienium Square, Leeds

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link”

Anything can be more >>

September 21st,2015- New CD of Elgar Organ Works by Daniel Justin

The Organ Sonata by Elgar is relatively well-known, not least thanks to its orchestration by Gordon Jacob, but the only other work he originally composed for organ is the Cantique Op.3 No.1, which moves solidly forward in the Victorian tradition without suggesting the personal voice and more >>

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