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Bradford and Keighley Choirs - Boys


Bradford Catholic Boys' Choir

Bradford Catholic Boys' Choir numbers up to thirty singers covering all four voice parts, rehearsing once a week at the Ardor site of St. Bede's and St. Joseph's Catholic College.

They have sung at some of the most important services in the diocese, including the annual Chrism Mass at Leeds Cathedral and at the blessing of the Annunciation Shrine in St Joseph's Church, at which Bishop Arthur Roche presided with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford in attendance. In May 2010 they joined forces with the choir of Bradford Cathedral to sing Choral Vespers and Benediction, the first Roman Catholic service to be held there since the Reformation. This ecumenical exchange has become a regular part of their calendar. They sang at the Beatification of John Henry Newman, celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at Cofton Park, Birmingham and broadcast live across the world.

As a concert choir the boys have appeared at many of the region's most prestigious concert venues, performing with Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Bradford Festival Choral Society and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. They have performed on national television and radio (including BBC1 Songs of Praise, Radio 2 Sunday Half Hour, and Radio 4 Daily Service and Sunday Worship) and their CD - recorded with Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir - is available on the recordings page of this site.

In June 2009, they sang at the international choral festival 'Festivokal' in the Taunus region of Germany including performances on German radio and have won a number of festivals, most recently winning both the Youth Choir and Male Voice Choir classes at the 2015 Robertshaw Festival.
The choir is directed by the Director of the Schools Singing Programme, Thomas Leech, assisted by the Choral Director for Bradford, Alex Kyle.

The choir rehearses on Thursdays (4-5.30pm) during term time. Enquiries from potential members are always welcome - please contact the Music Department Coordinator on 0113 244 8634 or for more details.

For more information about BCYC's Junior Choirs please visit here.

Click here to read testimonials from choir members and parents. 

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To join the choirs and for all other
enquiries please contact:

Music Administrator
Leeds Cathedral
Great George Street
Leeds LS2 8BE

Tel: 0113 244 8634
Email: click here