All choristers need to ‘get to know’ their own voice with designated one-to-one time in order to understand their vocal range and ensure that they care for their ‘inbuilt musical instrument’ as their bodies develop.

Thanks to the generous support of Trusts and Foundations and individual donors, members of the Cathedral Choirs regularly receive one-to-one professional vocal coaching completely free of charge.

Our singers develop a strong vocal technique that can be put into practice in choir rehearsals, competitions, concerts, broadcasts and recordings as well as music-making at school. Specialist support is given to adolescent boys with changing voices, giving them the confidence and enthusiasm to continue singing through a period of natural transition.

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Applications now open for Choral and Organ Scholarships at Leeds Cathedral 2024–25Our scholarships offer superb opportunities for ambitious students looking to develop a range of professional-level musical skills. The Cathedral Choir – acknowledged as one of the finest in the country – sings daily services, with the Choral Scholars singing on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and Sunday mornings.For more information or to arrange an audition, contact office@dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk. ... See MoreSee Less
‘I am delighted to become a Patron of the National Schools Singing Programme. It is a truly groundbreaking initiative bringing the benefits and joys of singing and learning together to primary schools while also rapidly broadening the foundations of the UK’s world-leading choral tradition. As a composer who has always enjoyed writing music for young choirs to sing, I have witnessed at first hand the thrill of children learning to read music and exploring the potential of their voices in schools, churches and cathedrals. What a marvellous gift the NSSP is giving to our future choral community!’John Rutter CBE16 May 2024 ... See MoreSee Less
The coming week's sung liturgies at Leeds Cathedral - we are delighted to welcome students from Vanderbilt University Music to our programme this week!On Sunday our choirs are also singing Masses at St Joseph's, Bradford, St Patrick's, Huddersfield, and St Robert's, Harrogate.Leeds International Organ Festival continues with the Monday lunchtime recital given by Kamil Mika. ... See MoreSee Less