The Choir of Leeds Minster

The choir of Leeds Parish Church, as it then was, can be dated back to the early years of the 19th century when a choir was installed in the chancel by Revd Richard Fawcett, making it one of the earliest choirs to sing in an Anglican chancel since the reformation.

For many years, under the leadership of many notable and distinguished musicians, Leeds was the only parish church choir in the country singing daily choral services, and the choir held its place within the “cathedral” tradition of the nation. However, it had become clear by the last years of the twentieth century that this was no longer tenable and in the autumn of 2015 the decision was taken to suspend the boys’ and girls’ choirs of the Minster (as the church had been created in 2012).

The choir today is an all-adult ensemble, singing three choral services a week with a wide-ranging repertoire. Eight Choral Scholarships are generously supported by the Liz and Terry Bramall Trust, and the scholars sing alongside a committed team of volunteer singers drawn from the locality.

A monthly music schedule can be found on the Home Page


Further details about the music of the Minster can be obtained by contacting the Director of Music,

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