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February 6th, 2017 - New Boys, Girls and Junior Choirs for Wakefield and Pontefract
New Boys, Girls and Junior Choirs for Wakefield and Pontefract

Following great success in Bradford, Huddersfield and Leeds, the Diocese of Leeds Schools’ Singing Programme has rolled out new musical opportunities for children from January 2017 to Wakefield and Pontefract, in partnership with the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust. Bishop Konstant founded the music programme in the Diocese of Leeds on the basis theopportunities were available to large numbers of young people and that the choirs should have the highest possible aspirations.

Following the model of the programme in other areas, primary school children are benefitting from expert choral tuition during school time, under the leadership of Choral Director Charlotte Kitson. From this springboard, primary and secondary pupils then have the opportunity to audition for the Bishop Konstant Youth Choir, which will sing Masses throughout the deaneries of Wakefield and Pontefract, as well as taking part in wider Diocesan events, concerts, broadcasts and competitions.

Rehearsals take place during term time.

Senior Boys’ Choir (boys Y5 and above): Wednesdays, 5.15-6.15pm, (commencing 1st March 2017) St. Austin’s Church, Wentworth Terrace, WF1 3QN

Senior Girls’ Choir launching soon! Contact Charlotte Harrison, the Music Department Administrator, to register your interest.

Wakefield Junior Choir (boys Y3-4, girls Y3-6): Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm, (commencing 1st March 2017) English Martyrs Church, Dewsbury Road WF2 9DD

Pontefract Junior Choir (boys Y3-4, girls Y3-5): Mondays, 4-5pm, (commencing 27th February 2017) St. Joseph’s Church, Newgate, WF8 4AA.

Entrance to the Senior Boys’ Choir and Senior Girls’ Choir is by short, informal audition where you will be asked to sing a few exercises. There is no need to prepare an audition song. For the Junior Choirs, there is no audition.

To sing in our choirs is free of charge, though places are limited.

Early enquiries from potential members are always welcome - please contact the Music Department Administrator, on 0113 244 8634 or for more details


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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
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