January 8th, 2013 - Fourth Series of Organ Concerts
The details for the fourth season of concerts on some of the most stunning organs in West Yorkshire are now available. The series brings together some of the country's most celebrated organists to entertain and delight audiences.
Concerts include inaugural recitals on new or restored instruments in Armley, Clifford and Otley as well as the fine Walker organ of Corpus Christi Church in Osmondthorpe. Also featured are the new organs of St Patrick's Huddersfield (built in 2009 by Škrabl of Slovenia) and Leeds Cathedral - a full-bodied Romantic instrument, built on the Edwardian gravitas of the original 1904 instrument with a touch of magic provided in the reconstruction of 2010 by Klais of Bonn.
Perfomers this year are Simon Earl (Wakefield Cathedral), Edmund Aldhouse (Ripon Cathedral), Philip Meaden (Leeds College of Music), Simon Lindley (Leeds Minster) and Sean Montgomery. Resident diocesan organists Julie Tanner, Daniel Justin, Thomas Leech and Benjamin
May 1st,2013- Concert at St Paulinus School Dewsbury
On Monday, the Huddersfield Boys' Choir and Year 5 at St Paulinus Catholic Primary School performed their first concert. The audience was made up of children of their school and parents. Under the direction of Diocesan Choral Director Mrs Lucy Appleyard, they sang a range of music from
March 12th,2013- Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir broadcast on BBC Radio 4
Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir broadcast the BBC Radio 4 Daily Service on Tuesday 12th March. This is the BBC's longest running programme and is transmitted live each day from Emmanuel Church in Didsbury. The service is usually led by a professional choir, but occasionally choirs are invited to
March 1st,2013- New Diocesan Choirs for Bradford and Keighley
The Diocese of Leeds is very fortunate that high quality choral music is not limited to Leeds Cathedral each Sunday. In particular our Schools Singing Programme lays the foundations of vocal excellence across the Diocese, and our Youth Choirs provide wonderful music in liturgies and concerts in
December 24th,2012- BBC One live television broadcast of Midnight Mass
BBC One heralds the start of Christmas Day with the traditional Midnight Mass for Christmas Eve live from St Anne's Cathedral in the vibrant city of Leeds in West Yorkshire. The Mass is celebrated by the Dean, Monsignor Philip Moger and will include the blessing of the crib. The homily is given by
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