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March 5th, 2012 - Choir School News
Choir School News



Choral Director Sally Egan writes:

"I am extremely pleased to be able to say that the Cathedral Choir School project continues to go from strength to strength.  Five months ago things were looking financially precarious to say the least, but thanks to generous donations from the Holbeck Trust, Leeds Christian Charitable Trust and a growing number of private donors the project is now on a sound financial footing for at least the next 3 years.  This is a great relief for everyone involved and we are all grateful for the chance to concentrate on the real business of the Choir school:  the formation of excellent singers right across the school from which to draw our Boy's and Girls Cathedral Choirs. 

Things are also going well musically and Leeds Cathedral School Choir won first prize in the Novice Class at the Mrs Sunderland Festival In Huddersfield in February this year.  The children were more than delighted to win their first trophy, but more significant from Choir School Choral Director Sally Egan's point of view was the other prize the choir won at the Festival, for "Choir with the most Potential". 

 "I know that these children are bursting with potential, as does everyone who has the pleasure of working with them, and it is lovely to have that confirmed by other musicians."

The Choir will make its first live broadcast on national radio later this year, when they sing Morning Worship on Radio 4 from Holy Rosary and St Anne's Church in Chapeltown on June 17th.  The children are already hard at work learning Jehan Alain's Messe Modale, which they will perform with the original orchestration of string quartet and flute."



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