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  • Hymns at Home: One Diocese, Many Voices

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    Welcome to 'Hymns at Home: One Diocese, Many Voices', led by Bishop Marcus Stock, together with clergy, the Choirs of Leeds Cathedral and the Youth Choirs of our Schools Singing Programme.

    Our choirs have continued to rehearse and sing together virtually throughout lockdown, and we are delighted to premiere new recordings that have been mixed from individual

    Raising our voices in song is such an important part of worship, as well as good for our well-being. So let's gather together from our own homes in prayer and praise as a ‘virtual congregation’.

    With grateful thanks to:
    Rt. Rev. Bishop Marcus Stock, Rev. Fr. Christopher Angel, Rev. Fr. Simon Lodge and Rev. Fr. Timothy Whitwell.
    The Choirs of Leeds Cathedral and the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme, and their families.
    The children, staff and families of Holy Rosary and St Anne: Leeds Cathedral Choir School.
    The children, staff and families of our Diocesan Schools.

    Programme Details:
    Praise to the Holiest (St. John Henry Newman; R. R. Terry)
    - The Choirs of Leeds Cathedral (Favourite Catholic Hymns CD)

    God is love, His the care (Percy Dearmer; Piae Cantiones)
    - Bishop Konstant Youth Choir, Bradford Catholic Junior Choir, Calderdale Schools Children's Choir, Leeds Cathedral Children's Choir, St. Maximilian Kolbe Children's Choir (mixed from individual recordings made at home in lockdown)

    The Voice of God (Luke Connaughton; W. Greatorex)
    - Bradford Catholic Boys Choir, Huddersfield Boys Choir, Leeds Cathedral Junior and Senior Boys Choirs, Leeds Cathedral Schools Choral Scholars (mixed from individual recordings made at home in lockdown)

    Lord of the Dance (Sydney Carter)
    - Holy Rosary and St. Anne: Leeds Cathedral Choir School (new recording from key worker and class bubbles in school)

    Anima Christi (Marco Frisina)
    - Leeds Cathedral Junior Boys and Girls Choirs (mixed from individual recordings made at home in lockdown)

    Lord for tomorrow and its needs (Sister M. Xavier; R. R. Terry)
    - Bradford and Keighley Catholic Junior Choirs (Favourite Catholic Hymns CD)

    Stella Splendens (Llibre Vermell de Montserrat)
    - Bradford Catholic Youth Choir, Huddersfield Youth Choir, Leeds Cathedral Senior Girls Choir, Leeds Cathedral Schools Choral Scholars (mixed from individual recordings made at home in lockdown)

    Immaculate Mary (Trad.)
    - Huddersfield Boys, Girls and Youth Choirs (mixed from individual recordings made at home in lockdown)

    O Mary of Promise (Steven C. Warner)
    - Bradford Catholic Youth Choir (Favourite Catholic Hymns CD)

    Soul of my Saviour (Ascribed to John XXII; William Maher, desc. Stuart Thompson)
    - Choirs of Leeds Cathedral (Favourite Catholic Hymns CD)

    Christ Be Our Light (Bernadette Farrell)
    - Choirs of the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme and Schools: St Edward's, Boston Spa; St Mary's, Halifax; St Augustine's, Leeds; St Peter and St Paul, Yeadon; Holy Family, Carlton; St Urban's, Leeds; Holy Rosary and St Anne's, Leeds; St Mary's, Batley; St Thomas á Becket, Wakefield; St Joseph's, Google; St Joseph's, Harrogate (mixed from individual recordings made in lockdown).

    Director of Music: Benjamin Saunders
    Director of the Schools Singing Programme: Thomas Leech
    Choral Directors: Lucy Appleyard, Sally Egan, Lucy Haigh, William Jones, Charlotte Kitson, Alexander Kyle.
    Director of the Organists Training Programme and Cathedral Organist: David Pipe
    Organists: Peter Brand (Immaculate Mary), Daniel Justin (Favourite Catholic Hymns).
    Administration and Fundraising: Jessica Shears, Catherine Harris.
    Director of Communications for the Diocese of Leeds: Rowan Morton-Gledhill.
    Video editing: Charlotte Kitson
    Additional footage from Matt Shears. Show less
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