Black Dyke Band and Bradford Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert

in Bradford on

Address: 1 Stott Hill, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 4EH

Phone: 01274 77 77 22

Email: info@bradfordcathedral.org

Visit Black Dyke Band and Bradford Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert Website

Description

Doors for the event will open at 6pm and there will be refreshments available before the 7pm start time and at the interval. The concert will be 2 x 45m acts with a 20-minute interval.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 8th July, with a special early bird promotion until Wednesday 31st August:
Nave seats – £18 (normally £22)
Aisle / transept seats – £15 (normally £18)
Under 18s (either area) – £3 (normally £5)

For more information, and to book your tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page.

About Black Dyke Band

In 1816 Peter Wharton founded a brass and reed band in the Yorkshire village of Queenshead – later to become Queensbury. John Foster, apart from being the founder of Black Dyke Mills, played French Horn in this band. It has been said on many occasions that Black Dyke was formed from it; however, this is not strictly true, as “Peter Wharton’s band went out of existence through loss of members”. In 1833 a new band was formed named ‘Queenshead Band’, which may well have contained players from the former band. It is reported that this Band reached its zenith from 1838 to 1843, at which time it consisted of 18 musicians”.

Black Dyke Band is the most recorded band in the world with over 350 recordings and growing every year, in October 2020 the band’s recording of music by John Rutter become the first by a brass band to reach No.1 in the classical music chart.

It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships thirteen times, most recently in 2015, the British Open no fewer than 30 times (most recently 2014) and the National Championships of Great Britain 23 times (most recently 2014). In 2009, and again in 2011, 2012 and 2013, the band became Champion Band at the English National Championships and were named English National Champions in 2014 by virtue of having won the National Brass Band Championships in October 2014. In recent years, the band secured an unprecedented hat trick of wins at the Yorkshire regional championships in 2016, 17 and 18, which they followed up with further wins in 2020 and 2022 (there was no contest in 2021 due to Covid-19).

Prices

Type Price
Tickets £3 – £22

Opening Hours

Sun CLOSED
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Fri CLOSED
Sat 19:00 21:15

Date: 10/12/2022