Cambridge’s Queens’ College Chapel Choir Come to Bradford

Bradford Cathedral will welcome the Queens’ College Chapel Choir from Cambridge for a very special one-off lunchtime recital on Wednesday 11th August at 1pm.

Members of the Queens’ College Chapel Choir on some well-deserved down-time

The lunchtime recital will see the choir perform a range of pieces by composers such as Purcell, Howells and Mendelssohn, culminating in Harris’ Faire is the heaven.

The recital is part of a short tour by the choir, which will see them visit Durham Cathedral and Wakefield Cathedral ahead of Bradford, and will also see them singing at the Evening Mass at St Chad’s, Toller Lane on the same day.

Following the recital at Bradford Cathedral there will be an optional 30-minute outreach talk to encourage and inform young people about the benefits of, and routes into, Cambridge and Oxford Universities.

Musical Director Ralph Allwood MBE says about the recital: “I am really looking forward to this recital, partly because I have never performed in Bradford Cathedral before, and partly because we are doing some of the really great pieces from the Anglican repertoire. “The best of the lot is Herbert Howells: Take him, earth, for cherishing.”

Luke Johnson of the Bradford Cathedral Music Department says: “This concert is one not to be missed, and it’s particularly valuable to young and aspiring musicians, though all music lovers are most welcome!”

Tickets are free, but are limited, and can be booked in advance via the Bradford Cathedral website or Eventbrite page.You can book your free place for the lunchtime recital by visiting

Whilst restrictions have been eased, please remember to follow the latest COVID-19 guidelines to enjoy these events and more, safely and responsibly.

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