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March 1st, 2013 - New Diocesan Choirs for Bradford and Keighley
New Diocesan Choirs for Bradford and Keighley

The Diocese of Leeds is very fortunate that high quality choral music is not limited to Leeds Cathedral each Sunday. In particular our Schools Singing Programme lays the foundations of vocal excellence across the Diocese, and our Youth Choirs provide wonderful music in liturgies and concerts in several centres.

The Schools Singing Programme sees our team of Choral Directors working with over 2000 children a week across the Diocese, and we have recently made a number of changes to our provision in Bradford in order to widen access to our vocal expertise.

Three new choirs have been launched as part of Bradford Catholic Youth Choir - junior boys and girls choirs in Bradford and Keighley Junior Choir, based at Holy Family School. These choirs take young singers from Year 3 upwards and provide a brilliant musical foundation in a positive and engaging atmosphere. Charlotte Kitson, a Diocesan Choral Director and conductor of the Bradford junior choirs, feels this is a great step forward in providing a sustainable future for our music: ‘It's been wonderful to see the obvious excitement as our new members discover the thrill of singing in a choir.' Her colleague Lucy Appleyard has seen similar enthusiasm with her new Keighley choir - ‘We've gone from nothing to a really positive group of young singers in a matter of weeks - there's so much musical potential here.'

The senior choirs also have vacancies; with tours planned for the boys' choir (2013) and the girls' choir (2014) as well as forthcoming broadcasts, concerts and plenty of fun it's a great time to join our acclaimed groups. You can hear the senior girls' choir sing live on BBC Radio 4's Daily Service on 12th March at 9.45am.

Each choir rehearses once a week during term time. For more information please contact the Diocesan Music Office - 0113 244 8634 / or visit


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Music Administrator
Leeds Cathedral
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Leeds LS2 8BE

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