March 30th, 2015 - Mark Doerries of Notre Dame University visits the Music Programme
Dr Mark Doerries writes:
It was my great pleasure to work with the choirs of Leeds Cathedral during the beginning of I hope will become a long-term partnership and exchange between Notre Dame University and the Diocese of Leeds.
Benjamin Saunders has developed a magnificent system of ensembles whose singers perform the highest levels of church and concert music. Their sustenance, what fills the minds and hearts of these choirs, is polyphonic music. The bright and shimmering sound of these young choristers' voices uniquely shaped the haunting melodies of Monteverdi, Byrd, Victoria, and Palestrina during my visit. Singers as young as ten years of age learn massive amounts of music for daily mass and vespers services at the Cathedral, while also managing to learn concert repertoire for performances at Ampleforth College and the Leeds Town Hall.
March 23rd,2015- Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir broadcast live on Radio 4
Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir - part of the Diocese's Schools Singing Programme and supported by Holy Family School (Keighley) and St. Bede's and St. Joseph's Catholic College (Bradford) - broadcast two editions of the BBC's long-running Daily Service on Radio 4. The service for St. Patrick's Day
February 7th,2015- Keep Boys Singing - A Workshop with Professor Martin Ashley
On Saturday February 7th world-renowned expert on boys' voices, Professor Martin Ashley, is presenting a training day between 10am and 4pm in Leeds Cathedral Hall. The day is aimed at choir leaders, school teachers, musicians and educationalists. In the afternoon sessions, Professor Ashley will
January 1st,2015- Spring Programme Announced
The Winter term concluded with two live BBC broadcasts. The cathedral choirs sang Choral Vespers on Radio 3 and the Bradford Catholic Youth Choir sang Morning Worship on Radio 4. Three traditional services of lessons and carols took place at the Cathedral, St Patrick's Huddersfield and St Anne's
November 26th,2014- BBC Radio 3 Broadcast of Choral Vespers
A service of Choral Vespers was broadcast live from Leeds Cathedral on Wednesday 26th November. The service was sung by the senior boys, girls and adult choir and led by Monsignor Philip Moger. The choir was directed by Benjamin Saunders, with organist Daniel Justin. The programme featured the
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