Visiting Choirs

The Organ.

Bradford Cathedral is delighted to welcome visiting choirs to sing for services when the cathedral choir is on holiday. There are many dates available throughout the year, and you can be assued of a warm welcome from the clergy and congregation.  


Please contact Graham Thorpe, Assistant Director of Music, for more information. 


Click here to see details of our summer 2019 visiting choirs, or our autumn visit by Augistiner-Kantorei of Erfurt.


Dates Available

Choral Eucharist 10.15am
Choral Evensong 4.00pm

Saturdays and weekdays: 
Evensong 5.45pm

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August 

Accommodation, travel and dinner arrangements

There are plenty of excellent accommodation options in Bradford that are suitable for groups with and without children. We recommend staying in the Midland Hotel, which is a five-minute walk from the cathedral and has a bespoke accommodation package for visiting choirs.


Midland Hotel offer

Other accommodation options include:

  • Premier Inn
  • Travellodge
  • Jury's Inn
  • Great Victoria Hotel
  • Ibis budget

Bradford has two railway stations and the major hub of Leeds is only 20 minutes away by train

  • Bradford Forster Square (5 mins' walk). Trains to Leeds, Skipton, Ilkley etc.
  • Bradford Interchance (10 mins' walk). Trains to Leeds, Manchester, London, Huddersfield, Halifax etc.

Bradford is well known as being the 'curry capital' of the UK. For those who don't like spicy food, there are many national chains in the city centre:

  • The Kashmir (behind the Alhambra Theatre): Bradford's original curry house. Don't expect to be given a knife and fork!
  • Omar Khan's (opposite Mecca Bingo): The £14.95 banquet will prevent you from eating for a week afterwards, such is the quantity of food!
  • Zizzi's (Broadway shopping centre): Great pizzas etc
  • Guzelian Café (on Church Bank, by the cathedral): generous sandwiches, salads and sharing platters