Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir
Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir has performed to local, national and international audiences. In 2014 they won two bronze medals in the choral olympics - the World Choir Games - held in Riga, Lativa, also performing for the British Ambassador and featuring on BBC Radio 3 Music Matters.
Formed in June 2006, the choir consists of up to forty members, rehearsing weekly at the Ignis site of St Bede's and St. Joseph's Catholic College in Bradford. The choir sings Mass twice termly at churches across Bradford and Keighley, they give regular concert performances and take part in choral competitions. The choir broadcasts regularly and has appeared on BBC1, Radio 2, Radio 3 and Radio 4, and their CD - recorded with Bradford Catholic Boys' Choir - is available on the recordings page of this site.
The girls have performed with various groups including Leeds Cathedral Choirs, Bradford Festival Choral Society, Bradford University Orchestra and Singers and Skipton Camerata. In 2009 they were honoured with the Senior Choirs Award at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham for their ‘outstanding musicianship' and were also placed as the top UK choir in the senior children's choir class at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. In 2010 the choir took part, by invitation, in the 9èmes Rencontres Internationales de Choeurs d'enfants in Provence, France. They sang at the Beatification of John Henry Newman, celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at Cofton Park, Birmingham and broadcast live across the world. Recent performances include Paco Pena's Requiem por la Tierra and two Bronze Medals at the 2014 World Choirs Games in Latvia.
The choir is directed by the Director of the Schools Singing Programme, Thomas Leech, assisted by the Choral Director for Bradford, Alex Kyle.
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The choir rehearses on Mondays (4-5.30pm) during term time. Enquiries from potential members are always welcome - please contact the Music Department Coordinator, on 0113 244 8634 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.