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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

All Souls' at Leeds Cathedral
Tuesday 2nd November
𝟱.𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀 (𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀' 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀)
Requiem, Duruflé

All Saints' at Leeds Cathedral
Sunday 31st October
𝟵.𝟭𝟱𝗮𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀 (𝗖𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗿)
𝟭𝟭𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀 (𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀' 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀)
Gaudeamus, Gregorian
Messe Solennelle, Vierne
Jubilate Deo a8, Gabrieli
Allegro risoluto, Vierne

Here's some lovely feedback just in from a school's music lead in Leeds (1/3):
'I cannot compliment your Choral Director enough; The children are so excited when they come in on a Wednesday morning for the lessons and are bouncing off the walls after.

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Diocese of Leeds Music
Internationally acclaimed accordionist Valerie Barr joined our Keyboard Studies Programme team in September, rolling out accordion teaching and our brand new whole class melodica programme. "𝘐 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘻𝘻 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬. 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢 𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘴𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘳." ... See MoreSee Less
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Diocese of Leeds Music
All Saints' and All Souls' at Leeds CathedralSunday 31st October (All Saints')𝟵.𝟭𝟱𝗮𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀 (𝗖𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗿)𝟭𝟭𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀 (𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀' 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀)Gaudeamus, GregorianMesse Solennelle, VierneJubilate Deo a8, GabrieliOrgan: Allegro risoluto (Symphony 2), VierneTuesday 2nd November (All Souls')𝟱.𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀 (𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀' 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀)Requiem, Duruflé ... See MoreSee Less
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Back in September, five new full time staff joined our team as we expanded our provision in schools across the Diocese, we're so delighted to have them on board! Will is one of our new Choral Directors, working with schools and choirs in Leeds, Harrogate and Ripon."𝘖𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴, 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳-𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘴, 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘯 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩-𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘠𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘦. 𝘔𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧-𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮 — 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢-𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘴 — 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺, 𝘥𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮'𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦. 𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘋𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘫𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘴: 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦.” ... See MoreSee Less
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As we get to half-term, a huge thank you to all our colleagues; they've worked so hard in schools, with keyboard pupils and with choirs so far this term, and well done to all our choir members too!Here's some lovely feedback just in from a school's music lead in Leeds:'I cannot compliment your Choral Director enough; The children are so excited when they come in on a Wednesday morning for the lessons and are bouncing off the walls after. They sing beautifully (so beautifully, I have decided to start a school choir to help compliment the teaching) but they improve their confidence which is an immeasurable thing for a young child. We recently had a parents evening and most of the parents mentioned to me their child's love for singing, this has never happened to me before at any school and I know it is down to your singing sessions.'Happy half-term! 🎶🎵🎵🎶 ... See MoreSee Less
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Today at Leeds Cathedral:𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲with school groups from the Schools Singing Programme𝟱.𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀 (𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀' 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗶𝗿)Qui habitas, GregorianMissa XVI, GregorianTerra tremuit, BárdosAnima Christi, Frisina ... See MoreSee Less
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