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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Leeds International Organ Festival Live

Leeds International Organ Festival Live

We’re delighted that the billed Monday recitalists for Leeds International Organ Festival 2020 are generously providing video and audio clips for us to broadcast on our LIOF YouTube channel each week, so that everyone can enjoy these world-class performers from the comfort of their own homes.

Tune in each Monday at 1.15 pm to lioflive.org.uk for Leeds International Organ Festival Live.

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Thanks to funding from The @HamishOgstonFdn, @DOLMusic 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 Schools Singing Programme.

Alleluia, alleluia!
A very Happy Easter to all our wonderful young singers, our staff and supporters - 'never tiring be our choiring!'
The Easter hymn, Battle is o'er, hell's armies flee, sung by Bradford Catholic Youth Choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB4EV9qmr9A

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A year since our first online rehearsal with the Cathedral Girls' Choir...we're back in schools but our choirs are still online. Here's some medieval raucousness for yesterday's solemnity of the Annunciation, an archive recording of our Bradford choirs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8H1lG1ohNQ

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We've made it to month of May - where the Church pays special homage to Our Lady, Mary the Mother of God. Learn and sing a selection of our favourite Marian hymns at home, school and church with our latest YouTube video, as we sing our way through the liturgical year.youtu.be/5Cmk09-GsU0 ... See MoreSee Less
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It was wonderful to have members of our Bradford Catholic Girls' Choir back to sing for Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church-Bradford this morning - the first time they'd sung together in person since December 4th. Despite only rehearsing on zoom for almost the last five months and only being able to fit in 12 singers with social distancing they sang beautifully, with a selection of music including Gregorian chant, medieval Spanish, Mozart and Frisina. Well done girls - fantastic to hear your excellent singing again! ... See MoreSee Less
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