Black Dyke Band and Bradford Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert

Black Dyke Band and Bradford Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert

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From £3.17

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Bradford Cathedral

1 Stott Hill

Bradford

BD1 4EH

United Kingdom

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Black Dyke Band and the Bradford Cathedral Choir join together for a very special Christmas concert

About this event

Join us this December as Black Dyke Band and the Bradford Cathedral Choir perform together at an incredible Christmas concert.

Doors for the event will open at 6pm and there will be refreshments available before the 7pm start time and at the interval. The concert will be 2 x 45m acts with a 20-minute interval.

You'll also be able to purchase a programme on the evening. Payments for refreshments and the programme can be taken by card or cash.

For any questions relating to this concert, please e-mail events@bradfordcathedral.org or call 01274 77 77 22 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm)

Details

Please note that the aisle and transept seats have some restricted views due to the pillars, but there will be screens available showing the choir and Black Dyke Band.

If you would like to attend the concert and are in a wheelchair, we have seats reserved for you. Please e-mail events@bradfordcathedral.org for more information.

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About Black Dyke Band

In 1816 Peter Wharton founded a brass and reed band in the Yorkshire village of Queenshead – later to become Queensbury. John Foster, apart from being the founder of Black Dyke Mills, played French Horn in this band. It has been said on many occasions that Black Dyke was formed from it; however, this is not strictly true, as “Peter Wharton’s band went out of existence through loss of members”. In 1833 a new band was formed named ‘Queenshead Band’, which may well have contained players from the former band. It is reported that this Band reached its zenith from 1838 to 1843, at which time it consisted of 18 musicians”.

Black Dyke Band is the most recorded band in the world with over 350 recordings and growing every year, in October 2020 the band’s recording of music by John Rutter become the first by a brass band to reach No.1 in the classical music chart.

It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships thirteen times, most recently in 2015, the British Open no fewer than 30 times (most recently 2014) and the National Championships of Great Britain 23 times (most recently 2014). In 2009, and again in 2011, 2012 and 2013, the band became Champion Band at the English National Championships and were named English National Champions in 2014 by virtue of having won the National Brass Band Championships in October 2014. In recent years, the band secured an unprecedented hat trick of wins at the Yorkshire regional championships in 2016, 17 and 18, which they followed up with further wins in 2020 and 2022 (there was no contest in 2021 due to Covid-19).

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