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 Keighley which drew large congregations. The new Leeds Childrens Choir also gave their first concert in Wheeler Hall. Concerts took place of Britten's War Requiem and Paco Pena's Requiem for the Earth. Most important of all, Bishop Marcus was installed as the new Bishop of Leeds with most of the Diocesan choirs contributring to the various special liturgies.
During 2015 the choirs will be recording a new CD on the Herald AV label to support the charity 'Aid to the Church in Need.' Concerts include Carmina Burana at Leeds Town Hall and a joint concert with the school at Ampleforth Abbey.
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
October 14th,2014- Music Department Newsletter for Autumn 2014
The music department newsletter for Autumn 2014 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 training workshops and a feature on members of the Diocesan Boys
October 10th,2014- Bradford Catholic Girls Choir and Paco Pena Requiem for the Earth
Considered one of the world's greatest Flamenco artists, Paco Pena brings his astonishing flamenco company to Leeds Town Hall for this internationally-acclaimed production featuring the Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir.
Peña is one of the leading champions of the Flamenco tradition
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