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December 22nd, 2008 - Classical Music Magazine Feature
Classical Music Magazine Feature



Writing in this months Classical Music Magazine, Ann Elise Smoot remarks:

"To be honest, when I moved to England 15 years ago, if I had been given three guesses to name the urban cathedral in the UK which would eventually establish a music and outreach programme so huge that it involves almost 2,000 children each week, I am not sure Leeds Cathedral would have featured on my list.

Yet with the unstinting support of the diocese of Leeds, in financial partnership with its primary and secondary schools, that is precisely what Benjamin Saunders, Leeds Cathedral's director of music, and his staff has done.

Two things are particularly inspiring about what Leeds has managed to establish. First, the myth that singing is no longer seen as ‘cool' among boys has clearly been dispelled by the overwhelming response of boy singers......"

The full article "Roll out the choirs" can be found here.



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