BRADFORD Cathedral will mark the 30th anniversary of its girls’ choir with a special service next month.

The Evensong event will take place at 3.30pm on Sunday, June 26.

Ahead of the service, Bradford Cathedral is looking for anyone who has ever sung in any of its choirs to come along, either to sing or to join the congregation.

Evensong is a sung evening service, which follows a pattern from 1662.

The choir leads the worship, singing psalms, canticles and hymns on behalf of the congregation.

Alexander Berry, Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral, says: “It's a little-known fact that here in Bradford we have the second oldest cathedral girls' choir in the country.

“It’s a great privilege to work with our 18 girl choristers week in, week out, and they play such an important role in the civic and worshipping life of our city.

“It will be a great pleasure to welcome back former girl choristers and other choir members to Bradford Cathedral for this important celebration.

Alongside the service there will be displays of archive material and photos, and the chance for photographs at the drinks reception which follows.

For more information about the event and to book your place, visit