In a mesmerising evening scheduled for Saturday, 3rd February, at 6:30 pm, Bradford Cathedral invites participants to embark on an enlightening pilgrimage through the hallowed grounds where Christians have gathered in worship for nearly 1,400 years.

The Son et Lumière spectacle is poised to unveil the captivating narrative of Bradford and its venerable cathedral. Attendees will traverse the sacred space, absorbing the rich tapestry of the city’s history through a combination of words and music.

As part of this immersive, multi-sensory experience, participants will be immersed in the echoes of prayers, poetry, stories, hymns, and music from bygone eras. The evening promises moments of reflection and contemplation amidst the interplay of movement and stillness, sound and silence, symbols, narrative, and song within this resplendent spiritual haven.

Maggie Myers, Bradford Cathedral’s Director of Education and Visitors, says; “We introduced this historical pilgrimage around the building in February 2020, just before we closed due to COVID, and it was very popular. Participants really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with the Cathedral in a completely different way.

“Not only is there the opportunity to travel through the building at night and in semi-darkness, but there is also beautiful music – some of it at a distance – and prayers, poems and information about the Cathedral and its role in Bradford in former times. It is a unique experience and we are really happy to be bringing it back for new audiences.”

Graham Thorpe, Bradford Cathedral’s Director of Music, says; “We are really looking forward to this pilgrimage through the Cathedral, using music and words to bring to life the history of Christianity in Bradford. The music chosen spans almost 1000 years, from medieval plainchant through to music written for the choir last year.”

Given the limited availability for this event, early booking is strongly recommended to secure a spot. Tickets are priced at £12 each, plus a booking fee, and can be purchased at son-et-lumiere.eventbrite.co.uk, via the Bradford Cathedral website, or by contacting the Cathedral office at 01274 77 77 20 (Monday to Friday, 9 am – 2:45 pm). Don’t miss the chance to be part of this unique spiritual journey.