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 »
The Summer Term concluded with the now traditional Boys and Girls Choir Festivals which bring the Diocesan Choirs together for Sunday morning mass and an afternoon concert of celebration. The Girls Festival was honoured by the attendance of renowned choral composer John Duggan, who had written the mass setting used on the day. The Boys Festival also had a new setting of the mass - ‘Messe du Grand Départ' - a brilliant new upper voice setting by Daniel Justin. Two broadcasts also took place towards the end of term: a BBC Radio 4 Daily Service sung by the Cathedral Junior Girls' Choir and a BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship with Bradford Catholic Youth Choir. Meanwhile the Cathedral Junior Boys' Choir recorded music for a new film soundtrack which includes actors from ‘Game of Thrones' and ‘Broadchurch.' Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir are making their final preparations for their July tour to Latvia, where they have been selected to compete in the Champions'
Bradford Catholic Girls Choir will sing their hearts out as they compete at the World Choir Games. Billed as the 'Olympics for Choirs', the group will battle it out in Riga, Latvia in the Champions Category at the event, held from July 9 to 19. Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir are one of only three
The details for the fifth season of concerts on some of the most stunning organs in West Yorkshire are now available. The series brings together some of the country's most celebrated organists to entertain and delight audiences.
Concerts include the inaugural recital on the new Peter
A report by members of the choir (aged between 7 and 11)
Today (Sunday 6th April), the Cathedral Junior Girls' Choir took part in Choir of the Year 2014. It was the first time we had ever taken part in a choir competition and everyone was excited! First, we assembled at the Cathedral