Choral Scholarships

Our choral scholarships offer superb opportunities for ambitious students looking to develop a range of professional-level musical skills. The Cathedral Choir – acknowledged as one of the finest in the country – sings daily services, with the Choral Scholars singing on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and Sunday mornings.

Choral Scholar Timetable:
Tuesday – 4.30-6pm : Rehearsal, Vespers and Mass
Wednesday – 4.30-6pm : Rehearsal, Vespers and Mass
Sunday – 10-1pm : Rehearsal, Mass and Scholars’ rehearsal.

Click here for the choral scholarship flyer.

‘I’d never really sung much early music before, so to come to a choir where Josquin, Tallis and Monteverdi are part of the diet has been a revelation. My sight-singing and choral confidence has improved beyond measure and I’ve subsequently started coaching some of the choristers in the wider programme.’

Choral Scholar

Organ & Conducting Scholarships

As well as our Choral Scholarships we have a range of opportunities available, from organ playing to choral conducting and youth choir leadership. These scholarships give budding musicians the opportunity to develop specific skills through work experience not offered in Higher Education, enabling them to launch performing careers in classical choral music. Clear progression routes, expert tuition and mentoring, invaluable contacts and regular performances (including BBC broadcasts, the Leeds International Organ Festival and joint concerts with the Gabrieli Consort) make these scholarships an invaluable and unparalleled experience. 

To apply for our scholarships contact:
office@dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk / 0113 244 8634

🎶 Join Lucy H., our Cathedral Choral Director, to shake like a wet dog and wave to your imaginary friend! Learn about Hans Christian Anderson, the Pacific region of Polynesia and how to sing a round. 🎶
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CWpdXZA-ws&t=113s

Super singing from our Bradford Girls meeting for their second in person rehearsal since March. Regular rehearsals are still online, delighted to hear standards maintained!
Pupils from @sbsjcc @StMarysMenston @HolyFamilyDrama @csptsa @CatholicEdLeeds @CathEdService #candomusic

And in a busy day for our choirs, Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir rehearsed (in person! hooray!) this afternoon...here's a snippet of what they were up to...

The Cathedral Junior Boys' Choir met in person for the first time since March this afternoon - so lovely to see them all. The high standard that our choirs are returning at is testament to the excellent skill and hard work our team brought to zoom and YouTube sessions 🎶🎵🎶

12 members of Bradford Catholic Boys Choir sang Mozart, Casciolini and the Gregorian Missa Cum Jubilo at St Joseph's Church, Bradford this morning. We are enormously proud of our choristers for rising to the challenge of singing in limited numbers, two metres apart!

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10 months ago

Diocese of Leeds Music

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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10 months ago

Diocese of Leeds Music

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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10 months ago

Diocese of Leeds Music

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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