The National Schools Singing Programme has a brand new website!
From its beginnings in the award-winning Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme, the National Schools Singing Programme (NSSP) is now available for all Catholic dioceses in the UK to create or enhance their own music programmes for children educated in Catholic state schools. The NSSP now has its own website – so visit https://www.nssp.org.uk to keep up with Evangelisation through Music in Catholic schools across the land! The NSSP is founded and supported by the Hamish Ogston Foundation (HOF) and was launched earlier this year with a multi-million pound grant from the Foundation, given specifically for the purpose of expanding our own Diocesan Schools Singing Programme and giving all other Catholic dioceses similar financially-sustainable opportunities to engage young people in Catholic state schools with their parish and Cathedral through the joy and discipline of high-quality singing tuition with consultancy from our own music team and, crucially, the funding to make this happen.
A grant to cover core-funding costs made by our friends at the Cathedral Music Trust!
Last year, one of the biggest supporters of Cathedral Music in Britain and one of our long-term friends and partners, the Friends of Cathedral Music, was re-launched as the Cathedral Music Trust (CMT), with Conductor of ‘The Sixteen’, Harry Christophers as President. This year, Leeds Cathedral is very grateful to be one of 36 Choral Foundations to receive funding in the CMT’s special 2021 revenue grants programme.
We thank ALL our regular AND our new supporters – grant awarding bodies and many individuals – who support our programmes of Evangelisation and Education through Music and Liturgy to transform the faith and the lives of young people regardless of their socio-economic circumstances, encouraging them to play a role in the life and liturgies of the Catholic Church: in their own parishes, in Cathedral music, and in our many BBC broadcasts that bring comfort and inspiration to millions!