LIVE music is set to return to Bradford Cathedral this week after a six month gap, with a series of high-quality recitals available to watch both in the cathedral and online.

The new season begins this Tuesday at 1pm, with award-winning Jordanian-Palestinian concert pianist Iyad Sughayer.

Subsequent performances will all take place at 12.30pm, twice a month, alternating between a Tuesday and a Wednesday.

They will include Alex Berry (the catherdal's director of music), Graham Thorpe (its assistant director of music) and Gordon Stewart on organ, soprano Martha Hayward and Daniel Lappin and Sarah Lamb on flute and clarinet.

There are only 36 tickets available for each concert, which must be bought via the Bradford Cathedral Eventbrite page, but all dates can also be watched live on YouTube.

The concerts are free to attend in person or to view online, but are offered on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis, with money raised helping to support the series and the work of Bradford Cathedral.

More details about the musicians and how the events will be managed for safety are available on the cathedral website and also on social media.

Alex Berry, Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral, said: "It is a great pleasure to be able to host concerts in the cathedral once again after six long months.

"We have worked hard to make the cathedral a safe and comfortable place to be, and I know that hearing live music will be a great comfort to so many people during these strange times.

"I am especially delighted that Iyad Sughayer will be opening the series - his playing is electrifying and will sound glorious in the cathedral's acoustic."

To find out more about the Autumn 2020 recital series, visit