On Sunday 1 October, a weekend of intensive singing workshops will culminate in a performance given by the young singers of Leeds Cathedral Choir and members of the world famous choir, The Sixteen, and its young artist programme, Genesis Sixteen.
Conducted by The Sixteen’s Artistic Director, Harry Christophers, and the Director of the Schools Singing Programme, Tom Leech, the performance will feature some of the great choral works of the Renaissance – including music by English composers Thomas Tallis and William Byrd – and new music by Sir James MacMillan and the Master of the King’s Music, Judith Weir.
The Senior Girls Choir and Schools Scholars of the Cathedral Choir are a talented group of high school students who first discovered their vocal potential while participating in the Schools Singing Programme in primary schools across the Diocese. They then joined the Cathedral’s Children’s and Junior Choirs, and have since progressed to the Senior Choirs, which sing for the regular liturgies at the Cathedral and broadcast frequently on national radio and television.
The concert with The Sixteen begins at 3 pm in Leeds Cathedral and will last for about 45 minutes. It’s FREE to attend, but a donation of £10 is suggested – thank you!