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April 1st, 2007 - Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the busiest seven days each year in a Catholic liturgical musicians calendar: Holy Week!

In Leeds, the choirs of the Cathedral and Parish Church traditionally begin the Palm Sunday Liturgy together in an ecumenical celebration in the presence of the Lord Mayor. This takes place in Millennium Square, a short procession away from the Cathedral.

The service opened with the joint Cathedral and Parish Church Choirs singing the opening antiphon 'Hossana Filio David' to a setting by Victoria. After the reading of the first Gospel and the sprinkling of Palms by the Bishop, the choirs and congregations processed singing the 9th Century hymn of St Theodulph of Orleans: 'All Glory, laud and honour.'

The Cathedral choir of Girls and Men then continued the Palm Sunday Mass in the Cathedral with music by Kenneth Leighton (Solus ad Victimam) and John Ireland's 'Greater Love.'


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