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 2500 children meeting weekly. There are 43 school choirs, six boys' choirs, six girls' choirs, a groundbreaking new choir school and a semi-professional adult choir. more »
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 featured hymns set to traditional Irish tunes and Bob Chilcott's Irish Blessing. Wednesday's transmission included Andre Thomas' arrangement of Couldn't hear nobody pray, a setting of Psalm 139 and the hymn Faithful Shepherd, feed me. The choir was conducted by the Director of the Schools Singing Programme, Thomas Leech, and accompanied by the Cathedral Organist, Daniel Justin.
The programmes are available to listen to via the BBC's website - Tuesday (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05mrvd6) and Wednesday (http://www.bbc.co.
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
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