Bradford Cathedral Come & Sing – Singers & Choirs Invited

in Bradford

Bradford Cathedral, a beacon of heritage and spirituality in West Yorkshire, extends a warm invitation to singers and choirs from across the region and beyond for a special “Come and Sing Choral Evensong” event. This gathering, part of the Leeds Diocesan Choral Festival, is set for the afternoon of Sunday, 12th May 2024, promising an enriching musical experience combined with communal spirit.

A Harmonious Assembly

The event aims to bring together vocal talents to participate in a Festival Evensong, an occasion that celebrates the joy of choral singing in a magnificent setting. Participants will join the Bradford Cathedral Choir to perform an evocative repertoire that includes “Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Wood in F,” “Collegium Regale,” and Edward Elgar’s “The Spirit of the Lord.

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Event Details and Participation

The day will commence with registration at 1:30 PM, followed by rehearsals starting at 2:00 PM. An afternoon tea will provide a delightful interlude before the main service at 5:00 PM, where the public is invited to enjoy the musical results.

This event is not only a chance to sing in an esteemed venue but also an opportunity to learn and perform some challenging and rewarding pieces, suitable for those who are adept at reading music.

Special Address and Contributions

Adding to the spiritual ambiance, the Evensong will feature a sermon by the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, providing spiritual insights along with the choral performances. Participants are requested to contribute a nominal fee (£10 for adults and £5 for under 18s, the latter requiring a guardian’s consent) to cover the event’s costs.

Discover Bradford Cathedral

Situated amidst tranquil gardens, Bradford Cathedral stands as the city’s oldest site of continuous worship and a narrative holder of its diverse history. Visitors can explore its architectural beauty daily and view artifacts that highlight significant local events.

With accolades like the ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ by Welcome to Yorkshire in 2020 and recognition for its digital initiatives and eco-friendly practices, the cathedral offers a rich tapestry of cultural and spiritual exploration.

This “Come and Sing” event is an open invitation to experience the harmonic convergence of community, history, and spirituality in one of Yorkshire’s hidden jewels. Whether as a participant in the choir or as part of the audience, attendees are guaranteed an uplifting and memorable experience.

Press release here.

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