Organs – St Joseph’s Bradford

The Hopkins Organ

The Bradford Boys’ Choir are the choir in residence at St Joseph’s Church in Bradford. The church organ was manufactured in the late 19th century by Hopkins & Son of York. It is widely regarded as the finest organ in the city centre, benefiting from mechanical key action and a superb case from an earlier Anneessens instrument.

 

Specification    
3 Divisions, 27 Ranks    
     
Pedal    
Open Diapason 16  
Bourdon 16  
Principal 8  
Bass Flute 8  
Fifteenth 4  
     
Great    
Bourdon 16  
Open Diapason 8  
Stopped Flute 8  
Dulciana 8  
Principal 4  
Chimney Flute 4  
Fifteenth 2  
Mixture III  
Trumpet 8  
     
Swell    
Lieblich Bourdon 16  
Horn Diapason 8  
Stopped Diapason 8  
Echo Gamba 8  
Voix Celestes 8  
Geigen Principal 4  
Fifteenth 2  
Mixture III  
Cornopean 8  
Tremulant    

After brilliant boys and young t/b rehearsals yesterday, we had the Junior and Senior Girls Choirs back at the cathedral - a really free sound with so much potential! Massive thanks to @MulofVoyCIC for their Upper Voices anthology...we sang Panufnik and Boulanger 🎶🎵🎵🎶

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Our Director and Assistant Director of the Schools Singing Programme @thomas_leech and @charlottemezzo shared their huge experience and insights at @abcdtweets Choral Leaders Festival earlier today - how to max out the impact of starters, warm-ups and transition songs...

Absolutely blown away by @DOLMusic on @BBCLeeds my two children are featured in the Ave Maria later on. But the other choirs sound incredible and it’s being heard nationwide on local radio. V proud

On the Feast of the Assumption the BBC local radio Sunday Service comes from Leeds Cathedral and Schools Singing Programme, including @bcw_cat Bradford Catholic Youth Choir and two of the cathedral choirs - including pupils from @CHCHSLeeds and @notredamecoll @ThinkNotreDame

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Throwback to a fortnight ago when 600 melodicas arrived from Japan! We are all incredibly excited about our new whole class keyboard provision and can’t wait to share more melodica news with you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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Amazing singing from even the youngest children at St. Joseph's yesterday. We are so privileged in the Schools Singing Programme to witness this joyful sound. ... See MoreSee Less
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We've had a lovely week with staff training and our choirs starting to return. Yesterday we had a great start with the Cathedral Boys Choir and our tenor and bass Schools Scholars. Today the Junior and Senior Girls Choirs returned - we are SO grateful to Multitude of Voyces for the amazing donation of their Upper Voices anthology, thank you! We read through some beautiful music by Roxanna Panufnik and Lili Boulanger 🎶🎵🎵🎶 ... See MoreSee Less
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It was brilliant to welcome the team back after the summer break with a full staff choir at today’s 11am Mass. What a beautiful sound our staff, old and new, make together. Here’s to a great new academic year! ... See MoreSee Less
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