discography...

The Choirs of the Diocese of Leeds - Favourite Catholic Hymns Herald AV

including Bradford Catholic Youth Choir, directed by Thomas Leech

 

Twenty Six of the most popular Catholic Hymns and Gregorian Chants recorded by all the children’s choirs of the Diocese from Leeds Cathedral, Bradford and Huddersfield.

 

 

 

Pärt - Complete Organ Music, Berliner Mass, etc Brilliant Classics

The Choirs of Leeds Cathedral

Director: Benjamin Saunders

Organ (complete organ works): Thomas Leech

Organ (choral works): Daniel Justin

 

"This highly impressive disc features a selection of Pärt’s choral music and his complete output for organ...the solo organ pieces are played by Thomas Leech, who has a clear empathy for the composer’s frequently somewhat idiosyncratic writing for the instrument; I have no doubt that these performances, stemming as they do from a living Roman Catholic liturgical context, would meet with his unqualified approval."

  - Gramophone

 

 

Duruflé  - Complete Music for Choir and Organ  Brilliant Classics [listen]

The Choirs of Leeds Cathedral

Skipton Building Society Camerata

Director: Thomas  Leech, Organ: Adriano Falcioni, Benjamin Saunders, Daniel Justin

 

"Leeds Cathedral Choir...bright tone and honest, natural singing deliver very accomplished and satisfying performances. The choir are ably supported by the splendid accompaniments of the Skipton Camerata and organists Benjamin Saunders and Daniel Justin. It's faithfully captured by the excellent recording... an enjoyable and rewarding two-CD set."

   - Gramophone

"Le disque coup de coeur de la semaine.'"

   - Sacrées Musique, Radio France.

"Leech steers his choir to extract as much as possible from Durufle's perfumed harmonic writing.  The Messe 'Cum Jubilo' is given real commitment and beautiful tone."  **** Very Good

   - Choir and Organ

"There is much to recommend in these choral performances by the choirs of Leeds Cathedral: their sincerity, well judged tempi, clarity of words in a resonant acoustic; and many listeners will relish hearing the boys and girls on the top line."

   - Church Music Quarterly

 

Dear Lord and Father - Favourite hymns and hymn-anthems  Regent regcd298 [listen]

Ripon Cathedral Choir

Director: Andrew Bryden, Organ: Thomas Leech

 

"...the singing is shapely throughout, enhanced by the intelligent organ accompaniments of  Thomas Leech.  A glorious sound."

   - Yorkshire Post

"Ripon Cathedral Choir aquits itself with distinction in a well chosen programme...it is good to hear the Ripon choir in such fine form under Andrew Bryden...excellent support is given by Thomas Leech."

   - Cathedral Music

 

 

Christmas at Ripon Cathedral York Ambisonic York191 [listen]

Ripon Cathedral Choir

Director: Andrew Bryden, Organ: Thomas Leech

 

“The most salient feature of this collection is the glorious tone quality of the boy choristers...The organ accompaniments are skilful and sensitive..The liner notes by Thomas Leech are exemplary.  An impressive and highly enjoyable recording.”

   - Organists' Review

 

 

A thing most wonderful – Music for Holy Week and Easter Regent regcd225 [listen]

Ripon Cathedral Choir

Director: Andrew Bryden, Organ: Thomas Leech

 

“Very fine.”

   - Classics Today

***** Outstanding

   - Choir and Organ

Featured on BBC Radio 3 Record Review

 

 

In tune with heaven Lammas LAMM169 [listen]

The Girls and Men of Norwich Cathedral Choir

Director: Julian Thomas, Organ: Thomas Leech

Music by Harris, Parry and Stanford

 

“The accompaniments are all inventive and colourful on the mighty Norwich instrument...a very pleasing disc.”

   - Church Music Quarterly

 

“Full of spirit...in the accompanied pieces we are delighted with the superb playing of Tom Leech.”

   - Cathedral Music

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