BRADFORD Cathedral will host a “rare and exciting” opportunity in its Grade I-listed building next month.

On Sunday, September 11, Bradford Cathedral is inviting people to sing Evensong, accompanied by its world-class choir. 

Held in partnership with the Cathedral Music Trust, the Royal School of Church Music and the Bradford Organists’ Association, this event will start at 1pm with a fun and relaxed rehearsal, before the service begins at 3.30pm.

All music will be provided and notes learned on the day, so no preparation is required.

The service will be followed by a drinks reception.

Graham Thorpe, assistant organist at Bradford Cathedral, who is organising the event, said: “The inspiring musical experience of Evensong, combined with a warm Bradford Cathedral welcome, will stay with you for life.

“Evensong is a tradition as ancient as the stones of the building, and we are delighted to offer everyone a chance to experience it first-hand.”

To guarantee a place, the £10 tickets must be booked in advance via

Evensong is a church service that is traditionally held every day as the sun sets.

Evensong typifies the English Cathedral tradition of choral worship.

It is short, usually 40 minutes, and features choral music, readings and prayers.