150 local children take part in Cathedral Sing! as they look to join the Saturday Singers or Cathedral Choir

The local primary school children prepare for the performance and service that brought this year’s Cathedral Sing! event to a close.

Cathedral Sing! welcomed 150 local primary school children to Bradford Cathedral on Saturday for a morning filled with workshops, performances and a final service in front of parents and guardians.

The event, which followed a tour of primary schools in the Bradford District as part of the ‘Golden Ticket’ scheme, was a huge success with over 80 signing up to the Saturday Singers.

Parents and guardians gathered to watch the Saturday Singers, Cathedral Choir and the new recruits sing.

Graham Thorpe, Assistant Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral:
“We were absolutely delighted with the success of Cathedral Sing! The participants loved the day, when they were able to learn some new songs, meet other children from across Bradford and sing to their parents at the end. Their parents were given talks and tours of the cathedral giving them a glimpse of the day-to-day running of the musical life at the cathedral!

“It’s thrilling that we now have over 80 new sign-ups for the Saturday Singers, our community choir for children.

“Next half-term the Saturday Singers will learn a new song which they will be able to use as an audition piece for the Cathedral Choir.  Auditions will be open to children across Bradford.

We are all thoroughly looking forward to the next steps in our outreach and recruitment programme!”

Though Cathedral Sing! may be over for another year, the music department are always delighted to hear from any children and families who are interested in joining the cathedral’s choirs, and they can be contacted via alex.berry@bradfordcathedral.org or on 01274 77 77 25. There are further planned auditions on Saturday 4th April 2020.

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