Bradford Cathedral is set to host the esteemed Peterborough Chamber Choir, taking centre stage in the musical lineup for three services scheduled over the weekend of February 17th and 18th, 2024.
Established in 1984 by the late Henk Kamminga in Peterborough, the choir has diligently carried forward his musical legacy following Henk’s passing in January 2022. Despite the loss, the choir remains dedicated to its mission.
The Peterborough Chamber Choir, functioning as a Visiting Choir, convenes approximately seven weekends annually in cathedrals across the UK. Their musical journey extends beyond the borders, having performed in various European countries, including recent appearances in Holland, and prior engagements in France and Belgium.
Returning to Bradford for the first time since 2019, the choir, under the direction of Gary Sieling and accompanied by organist Christopher Moore, will headline three services at Bradford Cathedral. The schedule includes the Choral Evensong on Saturday, February 17th, at 5:30 pm; the Choral Eucharist on Sunday, February 18th, at 10:30 am (streamed on YouTube and Facebook); and another Choral Evensong on the same day at 3:30 pm.
Henry Mansell Duckett, Founder Member, First Bass and Treasurer says; “We have always regarded it a considerable privilege to be able to deputise for the resident professionals in a varied range of often spectacular, always fascinating, medieval to modern Foundations, and always aim to do our best to maintain the exceptional standards of cathedral music in this country – which may be said to be unparalleled.”
For those eager to experience the Peterborough Chamber Choir’s performance, mark your calendars for Bradford Cathedral’s Choral Eucharist on Sunday, February 18th, at 10:30 am, and Choral Evensong services at 5:30 pm on Saturday, February 17th, and 3:30 pm on Sunday. Additional insights can be gleaned from an interview accessible at bradfordcathedral.org.uk/2024/02/05/peterborough-chamber-choir-2024/.