The partnership between Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust and Bishop Konstant Youth Choir began in January 2017 with the appointment of Choral Director, Charlotte Kitson, to deliver weekly choral singing sessions in the primary schools of the Trust. Each class learns a range of music to complement and enhance their learning about the liturgical year, as well as songs from different times, cultures and styles. In addition, many of the schools have gone on to be successful at the Rothwell Competitive Festival of Music, under Charlotte’s direction.

The Bishop Konstant Youth Choir was formed in March 2017 and rehearses after school in 4 satellite groups each week, with members aged 8-18 enjoying a high quality musical education at no cost to them. They regularly sing Masses, Concerts and Services in parishes throughout the Wakefield and Pontefract area, as well as at the annual Diocesan Choir Festivals at Leeds Cathedral.

Members of our after school choirs are drawn from Schools Singing Programme sessions within local schools. If our team of choral directors do not visit your child’s school but they are interested in joining one of our choirs, please contact us at office@dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk or 0113 244 8634 to arrange an audition. 

...'We constantly strive for the revealing of the extraordinary potential and hope contained within the children we work with. they deserve the very best we can bring them.'
Here's to another great term of singing with our schools and choirs!

...'Classical choral music is all too often a culturally monolithic bastion of privilege - the children we work with deserve the riches of this world too; we cannot allow the improvement of access to be undermined...'

Yesterday, the Director of the Schools Singing Programme, @thomas_leech, spoke to the @CatholicEdLeeds Headteachers' Conference on the many benefits for education, equality of opportunity, character formation and faith that excellent state school singing provides...

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Worth up to £2,000 a year, university students local to Leeds have the opportunity to sing with one of the country’s finest cathedral choirs. With clear progression routes, expert mentoring and regular performances (including BBC broadcasts, the Leeds International Organ Festival and joint concerts with the Gabrieli Consort) these scholarships are an invaluable and unparalleled experience.

Leeds Cathedral now has scholarships available for all voice parts from September 2019. To apply contact: office@dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk
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Worth up to £2,000 a year, university students local to Leeds have the opportunity to sing with one of the country’s finest cathedral choirs. With clear progression routes, expert mentoring and regular performances (including BBC broadcasts, the Leeds International Organ Festival and joint concerts with the Gabrieli Consort) these scholarships are an invaluable and unparalleled experience. Leeds Cathedral now has scholarships available for all voice parts from September 2019.
To apply contact: office@dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk

www.dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk/cathedral-scholarships/
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