Broadcast Archive

Our coronavirus response on BBC Radio 4

On Sunday 3 May at 7.10am the BBC Radio 4 Sunday programme featured the work of our singing programme, looking at how we’ve moved our programme of 18 after-school choirs online and continued our work with schools through daily YouTube singing sessions led by our Choral Directors. We heard how staff are putting new digital and presentational skills to use, and how valuable the children we’re working with find the continuing rehearsals.

2020

3 May – 7.10am
BBC RADIO 4
Sunday, Diocese of Leeds Singing Programme feature

19 July – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4
Sunday Worship, featuring hymns and motets from our CDs

2019

13 February – 3.30pm
BBC RADIO 3
Choral Vespers, Cathedral Choir

7 July – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Huddersfield Boys, Girls and Youth Choirs

25 December – 9.45am
BBC1 TELEVISION
Christmas Morning Mass, Bradford Catholic Boys and Girls Choirs and Schools Scholars

2018

13 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir

14 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir

13 June – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Leeds Cathedral Girls Choir

27 June – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Huddersfield Girls Choir

14 October – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4
Sunday Worship, Leeds Cathedral Choir

24 December – 11.30pm
BBC RADIO 4
Midnight Mass, Cathedral Choirs

2017

14 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir

15 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir

23 May – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Leeds Trinity Cathedral Girls Choir

17 October – 11.00pm
BBC RADIO 2
Organist Entertains, Jazz sounds – Ben Saunders

5 November – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4
Sunday Worship, Bradford Catholic Youth Choirs

24 December – 11.30pm
BBC1 TELEVISION
Midnight Mass, Cathedral Choirs

2016

8 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir

9 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir 

19 April – 11.00pm
BBC RADIO 2
The Organist Entertains, Benjamin Saunders

8 May – 4.00pm
BBC 1 TELEVISION
Songs of Praise, Cathedral Junior Choir

22 May – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4
Sunday Worship, Cathedral Choirs

7 October – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Diocesan Choirs

20 November – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4
Sunday Worship, Leeds Trinity University

2015

17 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir

18 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir

2014

2 February – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4 
Sunday Worship, Cathedral Choir

18 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir

19 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir

20 April – 5.10pm
BBC1 TELEVISION
Songs of Praise
Cathedral Choir, Cathedral Junior Choirs, Huddersfield Boys and Girls Choirs, Bradford Catholic Youth Choir

4 June – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Cathedral Junior Girls Choir 

29 June – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4 
Sunday Worship, Bradford Catholic Youth Choir

12 July – 12.15pm
BBC RADIO 3
Music Matters, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir 

26 November – 3.30pm
BBC RADIO 3
Choral Vespers, Cathedral Choir 

7 December – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4
Sunday Worship, Bradford Catholic Youth Choir 

2013

12 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Catholic Girls Choir

12 June – 3.30pm
BBC RADIO 3 (live)
Choral Vespers, Cathedral Choir

16 June – 4.00pm
BBC RADIO 3 (repeat)
Choral Vespers, Cathedral Choir 

8 December – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4
Sunday Worship, Bradford Youth Choirs 

2012

6 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Girls’ Choir

8 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Boys’ Choir

14 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Huddersfield Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs

17 June – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4
Sunday Worship, Cathedral Choir School

24 December – 11.30pm
BBC1 TELEVISION
Midnight Mass, Cathedral Choirs 

2011

17 February – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Girls’ Choir

17 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Cathedral Girls’ Choir

15 May – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4 
Morning Worship, Cathedral Boys’ and Adult Choirs

25 December – 8.00pm
BBC RADIO 2
Sunday Half Hour, Diocesan Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs and children from the Schools Singing Programme

2010

10 February – 4.00pm
BBC RADIO 3 (live)
Choral Vespers , Cathedral Boys’ and Adult Choirs

14 February – 4.00pm
BBC RADIO 3 (repeat)
Choral Vespers , Cathedral Boys’ and Adult Choirs

14 March – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4 
Morning Worship , Bradford Boys’, Girls’ and School Choirs

17 September -10.30am
BBC, SKY, ITV TELEVISION
Papal Education Liturgy, Holy Rosary School Choir

19 September – 10.00am
BBC, SKY, ITV TELEVISION
Papal Mass, Cathedral Boys’, Girls’ and School Choirs

17 October – 5.40pm
BBC1 TELEVISION
Songs of Praise, Bradford Boys’ Choir

2009

22 February – 8.30pm
BBC RADIO 2
Sunday Half Hour, Cathedral Choirs

26 February – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Girls’ Choir

10 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Cathedral Boys’ and Adult Choirs

29 March – 8.30pm
BBC RADIO 2
Sunday Half Hour, Bradford Youth Choirs 

24 December – 11.30pm
BBC RADIO 4
Christmas Midnight Mass, Cathedral Girls’ and Adult Choirs

2008

6 January – 5.40pm
BBC 1 TELEVISION
Songs of Praise, Bradford Youth Choirs

28 February – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Girls’ Choir

3 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Cathedral Girls’ Choir

30 March – 5.40pm
BBC 1 TELEVISION
Songs of Praise, Cathedral Choirs

29 June – 6.30pm
BBC RADIO 3
The Choir Programme, All Saints School Choir

13 July – 8.30pm
BBC RADIO 2
Sunday Half Hour, Cathedral Choirs

7 September – 5.40pm
BBC 1 TELEVISION
Songs of Praise, Bradford Youth Choirs (excerpt)

7 December – 8.30pm
BBC RADIO 2
Sunday Half Hour, Bradford Youth Choirs

2007

5 March – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Bradford Girls’ Choir

16 December – 4.00pm
BBC RADIO 3
Choral Vespers, Cathedral Adult Choir

2006

6 February – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Cathedral Choral Scholars

19 February – 8.30pm
BBC RADIO 2
Sunday Half Hour, Cathedral Boys’ and Junior Choirs

2 April – 6.30pm
BBC RADIO 3
The Choir Programme, Cathedral Girls’ and Adult Choirs

30 October – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Cathedral Choral Scholars

2005

6 March – 8.10am
BBC RADIO 4
Morning Worship, Cathedral Adult Choir

20 April – 4.00pm
BBC RADIO 3
Choral Vespers, Cathedral Girls’ and Adult Choirs

6 September – 8.30pm
BBC RADIO 2
Sunday Half Hour, Cathedral Boys’ and Junior Choirs

4 October – 9.45am
BBC RADIO 4 LW & DAB
Daily Service, Cathedral Girls’ Choir

24 December – 11.15pm
BBC RADIO 4
Christmas Midnight Mass, Cathedral Girls’ and Adult Choirs

accompanying our fab @DOLMusic Schools Scholars at Leeds Cathedral, a very accomplished sound from these developing tenors and basses...and the essential coffee...

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Transformational school singing in West Yorks - despite Covid-19. @thomas_leech describes our work and challenges cathedrals to open access to their musical treasures @RachelReevesMP @FabianLeedsNE @RichardBurgon @hilarybennmp @TracyBrabin @chiggi @FionaMaddocks @tes

#ICYMI: Where else is it still accepted that an elite opportunity is available to a boy, but not a girl? Or accessible primarily to the 7% of privately educated children? @thomas_leech reflects on cathedral #choirs role in #artseducation https://bit.ly/3iVMF9h

@katharineparton @Paul_McCreesh @Stantclayton @sbsjcc @DOLMusic In fact - we regard the schools work as the centre, and the after-school opportunities as the add-on. You have to prioritise the foundations...

Year 6 really enjoyed their first singing session with @thomas_leech from @DOLMusic. Different than usual but lots of fun! #welovestanthonysclayton @bcw_cat @csptsa @CathEdService

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My voice is changing right now so I’m in this range where I can sing quite high or low, so I can either sing treble or tenor right now! When I sing it gives me more confidence in school and everywhere. The whole choir feels like a community and you get to meet lots of new people as well. My favourite pieces are some of the Glorias, I also like singing in other languages. 13 years old, Leeds Cathedral Senior Boys Choir ... See MoreSee Less

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Today at Leeds Cathedral:

9.30 am Mass (Cantor)

11 am Solemn Mass (Boys)
Missa in Honorem SS Cordis, Andriessen
Hodie & This little babe, Britten
Deo gratias, Britten
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I feel happy because it just lets all your emotions out. I like singing. My favourite thing about choir is singing, and I’m really excited for the BBC broadcast. We’ve been rehearsing for it since September, since we came back from the holidays. If you feel nervous about singing imagine it’s only you in the room and you’re singing to yourself. When I joined I was really nervous, but my sister was in the choir (she’s in Seniors now) and she helped me to sing. 10 years old, Bradford Junior Choir ... See MoreSee Less

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An excellent BBC rehearsal this afternoon for Bradford Catholic Youth Choir...tune in tomorrow at 10am! ... See MoreSee Less

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