The Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme is recognised as the UK’s leading Catholic singing provision, reaching over 6,000 children across the Diocese every week. Music, and singing in particular, enhances learning; improving mental and physical well-being, building cohesion and, as shown by recent academic studies, contributing to learning development in areas across the curriculum. Our sessions follow a rich and broad curriculum, offering the best in sacred and secular songs, all of which are carefully chosen to develop the children’s vocal and musical development and feed into school collective worship and Masses. Lessons include exciting warm-ups and games and are led by our educationally-expert Choral Directors.  To provide further opportunity, the programme runs a superb range of after-school choirs, including the choirs of Leeds Cathedral, Bradford Catholic Youth Choir, Huddersfield Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs and Bishop Konstant Youth Choirs.

The Keyboard Studies Programme was set up in May 2016, in partnership with the Royal College of Organists and through a generous grant from the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation. The Programme now numbers teaches over 100 young students across the Diocese, with teaching centres in Bradford, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds and Wakefield. Former students have gone on to study Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

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Another recital from our home team next week! ... See MoreSee Less
On the Solemnity of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the day's proper Alleluia 'Tollite jugum meum' - one of the most exquisite Gregorian chants, in a live recording here with Leeds Cathedral Senior Girls Choir in Corpus Christi Church, Leeds.'Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.'Diocese of Leeds/Bishop of Leeds ... See MoreSee Less
Leeds International Organ Festival is up and running, and the third recital on Monday was a fabulous demonstration of the musical power and expressivity of the accordion, in the hands of two virtuoso players. We're thrilled to offer our choristers accordion lessons as part of our Keyboard Studies Programme, and have some very promising young players! ... See MoreSee Less