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

Click here for information on the care and maintenance of church organs.

Yesterday Director of the Schools Singing Programme, @thomas_leech, led our first online choir rehearsal...brilliant to see our Cathedral Senior Girls' Choir singing, laughing and really engaged with the experiment. Full rehearsal programme launches on Monday!

The 11am Sunday Mass from Leeds Cathedral will be live-streamed each week whilst the celebration of public Masses is suspended. To participate online, please visit the new YouTube channel: http://www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk

Find out more: https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/

Due to the increasing seriousness of the Covid-19 outbreak and public health guidance to avoid inessential contact we are suspending all of the Diocese's choirs with immediate effect. This includes all scheduled rehearsals and liturgies.

An exciting month of #ConductorTraining coming up at abcd! Find out more & book: http://abcd.org.uk/events

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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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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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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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