November 24th, 2013 - Cathedral Boys Choir sing in Pontefract
On Sunday 24 November the Cathedral Boys Choir travelled to St Joseph's Church in Pontefract to sing Sunday Mass for the feast of Christ the King.
St Joseph's Church is the oldest church in the Diocese and was built in 1806 before the Catholic Emancipation of 1829. It replaced the mission church of St. Michael of Carleton Green, founded about 1685 by Father Hammerton S.J. of Purston. As it was built before the Catholic Emancipation, it deliberately looks like a large house or a nonconformist chapel rather than a church from the outside. Inside is a beautiful classical church with superb acoustics for singing.
The cathedral boys sang from the west end choir gallery, accompanied by Daniel Justin on the organ. The mass setting was by Rheinberger and the communion motet was ‘Panis Angelicus' by Franck. At the offertory, the boy's sang ‘Deo Gratias' from Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols and ‘Verbum supernum' by Rheinberger. The parish priest, Fr. Simon
November 23rd,2013- New Organs for St Joseph's and St William's
Two organ projects were recently completed in the Diocese of Leeds. The organ builder Peter Collins was chosen to build a new instrument for St Joseph's Church in Wetherby and the Slovenian firm Anton Skrabl relocated and restored a Victorian instrument in St William's in Bradford.
September 23rd,2013- Music Department Newsletter for Autumn 2013
The music department newsletter for Autumn 2013 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 details of new schools joining the singing programme and a feature on two
September 16th,2013- Complete Choral and Organ Works of Maurice Duruflé
The Cathedral Choirs have recorded a new double CD of music by Maurice Duruflé, one of the most important Catholic composers of the Twentieth Century. Thomas Leech directs the Cathedral Choirs accompanied by the Skipton Camerata Orchestra and organists Daniel Justin and
September 17th,2013- University Choral Scholarships
Applications are now invited for Choral Scholarships from students at Leeds and Huddersfield Universities and Leeds College of Music. Excellent sight reading skills and some experience of choral singing are essential for those considering making an application.
For further details, please
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