A chance to sing Choral Evensong in Bradford’s magnificent Cathedral 

On Sunday 11th September, Bradford Cathedral has a rare and exciting opportunity for everyone to sing evensong in their magnificent Grade I listed Gothic building, accompanied by the cathedral’s world-class choir. 

Held in partnership with Cathedral Music Trust, the Royal School of Church Music and the Bradford Organists’ Association, this event will start at 1pm with a fun and relaxed rehearsal, with tuneful and accessible music, before the service itself at 3.30pm. All music will be provided and notes learned on the day, so no preparation is required! The service will then be followed by a drinks reception to celebrate the musical achievements of the afternoon. 

Graham Thorpe, Assistant Organist at Bradford Cathedral who is organising the event said “The inspiring musical experience of Evensong combined with a warm Bradford Cathedral welcome will stay with you for life. Evensong is a tradition as ancient as the stones of the building, and we are delighted to offer everyone a chance to experience it first-hand.” 

To guarantee a place please book your £10 tickets in advance as soon as possible via www.cathedralmusictrust.org.uk/events 

Evensong is a church service that is traditionally held every day as the sun sets, marking the passing of another day. With its resonant and beautiful words, Evensong typifies the English Cathedral tradition of choral worship. It is short, usually only 40 minutes, and features choral music, readings and prayers for the world and the church and for those in need. 

Notes to Editors 

Cathedral Music Trust is a voice for cathedral music, upholding this integral part of the nation’s cultural heritage by campaigning on behalf of cathedral music and musicians, supporting cathedral choirs and choristers in need, and encouraging the pursuit of excellence in choral and organ music. 

The Royal School of Church Music encourages and resources churches, musicians, and church communities of all kinds, ensuring that they have access to relevant support, training and education resources to sustain them in the present; and works to inspire the church musicians of the future. 

The Bradford Organists’ Association is a friendly musical fellowship, open to all, with a particular interest in the classical pipe organ but with meetings, visits, and events that cover a wide range of topics, almost all with a musical flavour. BOA membership encompasses all ages, abilities, interests and religious affiliations. 

Further information 
Natasha Morris, Development Director, Cathedral Music Trust 
Sophie Carp, Communications and Marketing Officer, Cathedral Music Trust 
020 3151 6096 

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