National Schools Singing Programme Launch

National Schools Singing Programme Launch

Thanks to funding from The Hamish Ogston Foundation, Diocese of Leeds Music is delighted to announce that it is now expanding its award-winning Schools Singing Programme across Yorkshire and replicating it in every Catholic diocese in the UK to create the National...

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Carols at Home

Carols at Home

Following the success of our Summer 'Hymns at Home' event, our team of Choral Directors are now working on the Christmas equivalent, 'Carols at Home'. Many of us will be missing our traditional carol services this year, an essential part of the Christmas season, so...

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Choral continuation: Singing through a pandemic

Choral continuation: Singing through a pandemic

Our Director of the Schools Singing Programme Tom Leech writes for the Incorporated Society of Musicians blog – how we will not let the pandemic destroy the musical futures of the children we work with and how we must not let choral/classical music become even more unequal. There’s still so much to do, and it is under such threat.

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Hymns at Home: One Diocese, Many Voices

Hymns at Home: One Diocese, Many Voices

On Sunday 12th July at 3pm we will be releasing a video broadcast across our YouTube channels featuring new recordings created in lockdown, and prayers and reflections from the Bishop and clergy. Sing together with the Choirs and community of the Diocese of Leeds in prayer and praise.

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Moving the Organists’ Training Programme online

Moving the Organists’ Training Programme online

The global pandemic has made all instrumental teachers drastically rethink the ways in which they can deliver high-quality, engaging teaching. In the Diocese of Leeds, we had to respond quickly to the enforced lockdown and consequent closure of schools: how could the many children within our Organists’ Training  Programme remain engaged, focussed and musically stimulated?

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Diocese of Leeds host second national webinar

Diocese of Leeds host second national webinar

Following the success of our April Webinar: ‘Practical Approaches to Cathedral Choir Rehearsals Online’, we hosted our second national webinar on Tuesday 12th May titled ‘Transformation or Extinction? Planning for the New Normal’. This session considered longer term issues for music making under lockdown. 

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Huge thanks to @singforpleasure and @ManvinderRattan for today's brilliant workshop, encouraging and developing choral leadership skills for some of our young black and minority ethnic singers - we're so proud of their progress!

Diocese of Leeds Music is recruiting a Music Programme Manager.
The post of Music Programme Manager is a full time position for a gifted and dynamic arts administrator. For More information visit: https://www.dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk/staff/
Closing date: 25 August 2021

@gerrylynch @DOLMusic works with 1000s of children in Catholic schools every week on a model that centres choral music in state schools (emphatically not outreach), with the cathedral element an outcome of this - the primary purpose for the Diocese is evangelisation.

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