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February 21st, 2007 - Audi, benigne conditor

Today is Ash Wednesday, traditionally marked by Christians as the first day of Lent. In the Cathedral today at Vespers, we sing the Lenten office hymn 'Audi, benigne conditor' believed to have been written by Pope Gregory the Great (540-604.)

Music at Mass includes William Byrd's exquisite setting of 'Infelix ego,' from the second part of his Cantiones Sacrae. This sort of music works particularly well in the acoustical setting of the Cathedral. Lent provides a treasure trove of choral works suitable for the liturgy, culminating with Holy Week which will this year feature some previously unheard repertoire in Leeds - more about that later!

Singing the choral services today will be the Cathedral Choral Scholars. As home to one of the finest and most comprehensive Catholic choral programs in the country, Leeds is fortunate to attract high quality applicants for these scholarships . Also offered are organ, choral conducting and composition scholarships.


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Music Administrator
Leeds Cathedral
Great George Street
Leeds LS2 8BE

Tel: 0113 244 8634
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