Bradford, the birthplace of Delius, is still a place of music. In Victorian times local choral societies, church choirs and brass bands were founded, many of which continue to flourish. The solid Victorian buildings of Bradford are still decorated with exuberant detail – there is music even in the stones of this city. Increasingly, the annual Bradford Festival brings out our hidden music onto the streets for all to enjoy. The music of many cultures and traditions expresses the vitality of this immensely varied city.
Bradford Cathedral has long been a place of music: as early as the 1840s the Church Choral Society was giving performances. That tradition is now stronger than ever with a thriving Cathedral Choir, comprised of separate top lines of boys and girls who sing together with committed volunteer Lay Clerks. The repertoire is varied and the standards are high. In 2012, the Choir was involved with two BBC Radio 2 Sunday Half Hour broadcasts and a live broadcast of BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship.
We are interested in hearing from parents of boys and girls who went into Years 4-6 this September. Contact the Director of Music: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to meet and find out more.
The Choirs are lively, enthusiastic and friendly groups which foster a great sense of teamwork. Having a son or daughter who is a chorister is a commitment for the whole family but there are great rewards.