St Bede's and St Joseph's support Bradford Catholic Youth Choir, with the choir offering superb vocal opportunities to SBSJ pupils. Last summer, members of the choir joined nine other top youth choirs from around the country for an ambitious recording project in Ely Cathedral with the world-famous Gabrieli Consort. This recording 'An English Coronation' - featuring the youth choirs, professional singers and a huge orchestra - has now been released and received rave reviews.
★★★★★ - BBC Music Magazine
★★★★★ "What a stroke of genius,Truly heart-warming; thank heaven for the creative musicians of the world.” - Choir and Organ Magazine
"an astonishing recording ... with bells ringing, the organ thundering, and the vibrant voices of the young choirs from the training programme Gabrieli Roar. It swept me away.” - The Times
"a dazzling triumph" - Gramophone Magazine
During the recording process SBSJ pupils met lots of other young singers from across the country, enjoyed workshops with superb professional singers, and even took time to sing for Sunday morning Mass in the town of Wymondham. Gabrieli Artistic Director and Conductor Paul McCreesh said 'Gabrieli Roar stems from a very strong personal feeling about the importance of culture to young people in our increasingly fragmented world. The Diocese of Leeds music programme has a similar vision, so it’s a natural partnership, and I am delighted to help support, and salute, your own dedication and hard work with the young people.'
To order the CD, visit www.gabrieli.com
We always welcome new members - for more details contact the Diocese Music Department on firstname.lastname@example.org