Benjamin Saunders is Director of Music for the Diocese of Leeds which includes the extensive choral programme at Leeds Cathedral. From January 2021 he is leading the National Schools Singing Programme across the UK.
He has also directed chamber choirs at a number of universities and conservatoires, most recently the chamber choir at Leeds College of Music. In 2015 he was visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana in the Department of Music working with the Notre Dame Children’s Choir.
Example programme (Leeds College of Music)
Missa Quarti toni Victoria
Antiphon Vaughan Williams
Quid petits O fili? Pygott
On Rides a Captain Traditional English arr. Saunders
Lullaby for Lucy Peter Maxwell Davies
Cakes and Ale Purcell
Insanae et Vanae Curaeæ Haydn
So Deep (1992) James MacMillan
All Around My Hat Traditional English arr. Saunders