Since its launch in 2009, Leeds Cathedral Choir School has integrated choral music into the life of inner-city Holy Rosary and St Anne’s Catholic Primary School (HRSA), Chapeltown.  Our vision of a 21st Century choir school sees every child taught to sing as a part of the core curriculum, with school choirs contributing to the choral activities of the neighbouring Holy Rosary Church and Leeds Cathedral.

The country’s renowned choral heritage now has a home within one of the most disadvantaged areas of West Yorkshire (top 3% of deprivation nationally, IMD 2015), with income, employment, health and crime indicators particularly challenging.  For many of the pupils – with 92% from immigrant and BME families – English is an additional language.  The power of song embraces the 30+ languages spoken by pupils, with the children performing in English, Latin, Congolese, French, Greek, Igbo, Mandarin, Polish, Spanish and Zulu. This project is celebrated for its ability to break down the cultural barriers surrounding choral singing; uniting and positively impacting on the local community.

Click here for the Choir School Brochure.

We were thrilled to welcome @jamesmacm to Leeds Cathedral this evening, where we enjoyed his fascinating discussion with @Opera_North’s Richard Mantle. Fantastic singing from @DOLMusic Cathedral Girls and @ndcchoir beforehand, too!

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Next Tuesday our wonderful @DOLMusic Leeds Cathedral Girls' Choir are joined by @ndcchoir for Vespers, Mass (Sermisy, Victoria, Palestrina) and a short concert prior to a fascinating talk from @jamesmacm and RIchard Mantle of @Opera_North - concert and talk only £5 from @LeedsIOF

A privilege and responsibility to work for @DOLMusic where a superb cathedral choir is just part of a sustained system of classroom singing...last night I got to step back and listen as Notre Dame students conducted, an amazing sound from our Girls' Choir and School Scholars!

What do more than 400 musicians performing Parry look like? I'm glad you asked... 🎺🎺👑👑🎻🎻🎶🎶🍾🎉
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Viscount Organs are proud to support The Diocese of Leeds Organists [@DOLMusic] Training Programme by loaning them an Envoy 35-F organ. #DigitalOrgans #OrganMusic
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We enjoyed a superb Diocesan Girls' Choir Festival at the weekend, with our special guests the Notre Dame Children's Choir, directed by Dr Mark Doerries. Over 120 young singers gave a fabulous performance, from medieval chants and songs to Elgar. This Sunday it's the turn of our boys' choirs - do come and hear them sing for Solemn Mass at 11am and give a joint performance at 2.30pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a great honour to host Sir James MacMillan for Vespers, Mass and Concert on Tuesday. Sir James gave an interview with Richard Mantle (Director, Opera North) at the end of the evening. ... See MoreSee Less

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This morning’s view from the organ loft of the massed choirs in action! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so proud of two of our Cathedral Choir members who represented Leeds in the Choristers of Great Britain Concert at Liverpool Cathedral on Friday. The concert is a celebration by the national charity Friends of Cathedral Music, who have recently given £30,000 to Leeds Cathedral as an endowment. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today at Leeds Cathedral:
Trinity Sunday

9.30 am Mass (Cantor)

11 am Solemn Mass (Huddersfield, Bradford, BKCAT, LTC and Cathedral Girls Choirs and NDCC): Missa IX, Gregorian (G, S, A)
Perspice Christicola, Harley Manuscript 978
Stella splendens, Llibre vermell
Organ: Praeludium in D, Buxtehude
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