January 22nd, 2017 - Recording in London for Decca and the Friends of Cathedral Music
Leeds Cathedral Chorister Federico writes:
Last year in April I was invited to sing at a concert in St. Paul’s Cathedral in order to raise money for the Friends of Cathedral Music. A few months after the concert, we were told that Decca would like to record a CD with as many of the original choristers as possible.
My dad and I got on a train to London on the 2nd of January and then the underground to St. Paul’s station. We rehearsed the pieces we were going to record in St. Vedast, a small church just a few metres away from St. Paul’s Cathedral. We rehearsed in the nave and had breaks in a small courtyard. I got an interview along with my friend Matthew, as neither of us was from a choir school, unlike most of the other choristers.
We had an hour long break in which we could have something to eat without our parents before the recording.
December 24th,2017- New Choral Director appointed for Wakefield and Pontefract
Choral Director, Charlotte Kitson writes:
To many I might be a familiar face, as this is not the first time I have been employed by the Music Department. I graduated in 2011 from the University of Birmingham with a First Class Honours degree in Music, and was shortly after appointed as
November 20th,2016- Music Department Newsletter Winter 2016
The music department newsletter for Winter 2016 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 news from the Schools Singing Programme and Organists Training Programme. To
November 20th,2016- Premiere of New Mass on BBC Radio 4
Leeds Cathedral Composer in Residence, John Duggan writes:
I was delighted with the broadcast premiere of my mass for upper voices and organ on the BBC Radio 4 programme Sunday Service. It was a great performance by the Cathedral Choirs and a privilege to be part of the new collaboration
November 12th,2016- A new teaching organ for the Organists Training Programme
Leeds Cathedral has recently acquired a new practice organ, formerly part of the Organ Department of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. This small instrument, built by J. W. Walker & Sons, will offer even greater variety and flexibility for those learning as part of the new
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