Children's Choirs in Bradford and Keighley
Under the diocesan schools' singing programme, Bradford and Keighley have enjoyed special musical provision since 2003. A consortium of high schools in this area entered into a funding partnership with the Diocese to offer an exceptional level of choral provision to their students. The scheme benefits from timetabled rehearsal slots for the choirs during the normal school day. In essence, this means that the children can develop beyond the level of many school choirs because they rehearse in school time rather than being dependent on parental commitment for after school practices.
In September 2006, singing provision in Bradford was expanded to cover all of the primary schools. The post of Choral Director (Bradford) was established, allowing all Catholic school children in Bradford from the age of six to 18 to benefit from expert choral leadership.
In addition to the school choirs, Bradford Catholic Youth Choir was formed with a Boys' Choir in 2005, followed by the Girls' Choir in 2007. Their first CD "Jubilate Deo", is available on the recordings page.
Bradford Catholic Youth Choir is supported financially by Holy Family Catholic High School (Keighley), St. Bede's Catholic Grammar School and St. Joseph's Catholic College.
These "Songs Of Praise" clips are reproduced by kind permission of BBC television:
Primary School Choirs
Bradford Catholic Youth Choir