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 assured 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 2020 visiting choirs.


Dates Available

Choral Eucharist 10.15am
Choral Evensong 4.00pm

Saturdays and weekdays: 
Evensong 5.45pm

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are unable to welcome any visiting choirs over the summer of 2020. We are currently booking choirs in for 2021.
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October


Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd January
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th April
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July
Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October


Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd January
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July
Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th 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