Annual Choir Festival Comes to Bradford Cathedral for Its Centenary Year

The boys’ choirs of Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield Cathedrals will join together for a special recital and Choral Evensong on Saturday 5th October, taking place at Bradford Cathedral.

The festival, which takes place every year in one of the three cathedrals in the Diocese of Leeds, will feature over seventy singers.

The hour-long recital will include music from each of the individual choirs, and a couple of pieces sung by all the choirs together, led by Alex Berry, Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral.

Choral Evensong, which takes place four times a week at Bradford Cathedral, is an ancient and beautiful service of scripture and music led by the choir, where you can come and unwind as well as contemplate and pray.

Alex Berry, Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral, says of the event:
“It’s such a privilege to be able to work with our sister cathedral choirs from Ripon and Wakefield.

This is one of my favourite events of the year, and it is especially exciting that we’re able to host it in Bradford Cathedral during our centenary year.”

Thomas Moore, Director of Music at Wakefield Cathedral: “This annual event is one we always very much look forward to.

Collaborating with our sister cathedrals in making music with our choirs is a super experience for all concerned, and it is also a good opportunity for the choirs to enjoy some social time together too.”

The Yorkshire Choirs Festival takes place on Saturday 5th October, with a recital at 1:30pm and Choral Evensong at 3:30pm. Entry is free, but donations are welcome. You can book your place to keep informed about the event at