LONDON'S Royal Opera House is joining forces with Bradford Cathedral for a Christmas concert starring its Songs for Ukraine Chorus.

The concert - which will be held at 3pm on December 10 - will mark the start of a bold new partnership between Bradford, the City of Culture for 2025, and the Royal Opera House.

Set up in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Songs for Ukraine Chorus is made up of Ukrainian singers impacted by the war.

Their performance will feature traditional Ukrainian songs, Christmas carols, local singers and Bradford Cathedral's children's choir, Grace Notes.

Jillian Barker, director of learning and participation at the Royal Opera House, said: "Against the backdrop of the terrible war in Ukraine, the Royal Opera House set up the Songs for Ukraine Chorus in 2022.

"The first performance at the Royal Opera House in March was an incredibly moving experience for all involved and we are proud to take their talents to Bradford, which itself has a large Ukrainian population.

"This begins a long-term partnership with the city and surrounding regions which we hope will go from strength-to-strength, inspiring creativity and bringing communities together across the region as we approach Bradford City of Culture in 2025."

Tickets can be bought via Bradford Cathedral's website.