Organs in the Diocese of Leeds

The Diocese of Leeds has many fine pipe organs in its parish churches. Particularly interesting contemporary mechanical action instruments can be found in Sacred Heart, Ilkley (Schumaker); St Benedict’s, Garforth (Peter Collins); St Joseph’s, Keighley (Laycock and Bannister); St Patrick’s, Huddersfield (Anton Skrabl); St Joseph’s, Wetherby (Peter Collins) and Our Lady of Good Counsel in Horsforth (Walker).

There are also several important historic pipe organs such as those in the parishes of Holy Family, New Wortley; Holy Spirit, Heckmondwike; Immaculate Conception & St John of Beverley, Scarthingwell (1854 Carlous Allen); St Roberts, Harrogate (1898 William Hill); Notre Dame Chapel, Leeds; St Mary’s, Carlton (1846 Matthew Booth); St Mary’s, Batley (James Conacher); St Theresa, Crossgates (Binns); St John Fisher & St Thomas More, Burley-in-Wharfedale (Father Willis); St Joseph’s, Bradford (Hopkins & Son); St Edwards, Clifford (Foster and Andrews); St William’s, Bradford (Hopkins & Son) and St Stephen’s, Skipton.

The 1960s Walker organ in Corpus Christi Church in Leeds is a famous local instrument and benefits from the most reverberant acoustic of any church in the city.

The new organ in the Cathedral is a large romantic style instrument by Johannes Klais Orgelbau of Bonn, and was inaugurated in May 2010.

Full details of organs which accompany the diocesan choirs can be found on the left hand menu.

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David Pipe leads a choral workshop day at Leeds Cathedral as part of the Leeds International Organ Festival, focussing on two of Haydn's greatest works: the ever-popular Missa Sancti Nicolai, and his tempestuous motet, Insanae et vanae curae. Music hire is included in the workshop fee. The singing workshop day will be accompanied by organist, Caius Lee and a professional quartet from Leeds Cathedral Choir will sing the solo parts in the mass setting.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/come-and-sing-haydn-with-davDavid Pipe leads a choral workshop day at Leeds Cathedral as part of the Leeds International Organ Festival, focussing on two of Haydn's greatest works: the ever-popular Missa Sancti Nicolai, and his tempestuous motet, Insanae et vanae curae. Music hire is included in the workshop fee. The singing workshop day will be accompanied by organist, Caius Lee and a professional quartet from Leeds Cathedral Choir will sing the solo parts in the mass setting. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/come-and-sing-haydn-with-david-pipe-tickets-58591932046
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A sublime evening of music making with Teena Lyle (Van Morrison) and Cathedral Organist David Pipe. An audience member commented afterwards: 'What a night! It was all about the music - no ego, no showmanship, no gimmicks - just two world class performers communicating powerfully in a language that begins where words end.' ... See MoreSee Less

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***Leeds Cathedral Choir Auditions - Sunday June 9th***
A fantastic opportunity for children to join one of the UK's top Catholic choirs, with superb vocal and musical training, recordings and BBC broadcasts. Contact the Diocese Music Department for more information and to book an audition slot.
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A wonderful afternoon at Hinsley Hall with DoL choirs from Huddersfield, Bradford, Pontefract, Wakefield and Leeds for the Diocesan Eucharistic Procession ... See MoreSee Less

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Today at Leeds Cathedral:
5th Sunday of Easter

9.30 am Mass (LTC Boys)
Missa VIII, Gregorian
Rejoice, praises render, JL Bach
Tantum ergo, Andriessen

11am Mass (Girls and choral scholars)
Introit: Cantate Domino
Missa Petrus et Orbis, Duggan / Lyle
Regina caeli, Duggan
O sacrum convivium, Duggan
Organ: Fantasia in A minor, Byrd
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