Everyone is welcome to Bradford Cathedral’s latest ‘Come and Sing’ event, either to sing the oratorio in full, or to hear the liturgical performance.

Bradford Cathedral will hold its second ‘Come and Sing’ event in 2023 on Sunday 2nd April 2023 as part of its Holy Week and Easter services.

The ‘Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion’ will take place on Palm Sunday and starts with rehearsals at 2pm for those looking to sing, and a liturgical performance at 5pm.

All are welcome to take part in the performance, with places for all four voice parts, and scores will be provided. Refreshments will also be available.

The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer was composed by John Stainer in 1887 and 136 years on will be performed at Bradford Cathedral, conducted by Director of Music Alexander Berry with Assistant Director Graham Thorpe on the organ.

Those looking to take part – or come to hear the final performance – can sign up by visiting the Bradford Cathedral website’s what’s on page or by calling the office on 01274 77 77 20. The deadline for those looking to sing will be Wednesday 29th March 2023.

Alexander Berry, Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral, says:

“On Palm Sunday, singers are invited to join Bradford Cathedral Choir for a liturgical performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion.

“John Stainer wrote this iconic work in 1887, and it has been a firm favourite of Anglican choirs for many years.

“This is the first time Stainer’s Crucifixion has been heard in Bradford Cathedral since 2016, and we look forward to welcoming you as we begin our choral journey through Holy Week.”

‘Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion’ takes place at Bradford Cathedral on Sunday 2nd April 2023. Those looking to take part can sign up for free at https://bradfordcathedral.churchsuite.com/events/gs8kjocd before Wednesday 29th March 2023, or those wanting to hear the liturgical performance can book their free place at https://bradfordcathedral.churchsuite.com/events/vyhfzplw

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