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Music - Classical:Organ Recital with Graham Thorpe at Bradford Cathedral

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Music - Classical, Wed 25 Nov 2020, free entry


Cathedral Exterior

Cathedral Exterior

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1 Stott Hill,

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Graham's programme:
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata in F, BWV 540
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
Charles-Marie Widor (1844 - 1937)
Movements from Bach’s Memento Aria
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) arr. G. Thorpe (b. 1993)
Sicilienne from Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 80
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Toccata from Symphony 5, Op. 42

In demand around the country as a recitalist and accompanist, Graham has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has been recorded on both organ and piano. Notable recital venues include St. Paul’s, Westminster, Hereford and Southwark Cathedrals. Graham is an RCM Scholar supported by a Richard Newton Scarth Award and a John Birch Scholarship. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Organists and recently won the Worshipful Company of Musicians F. E. Smith medal. He is also a recipient of the RCO Peter Wiles Scholarship.
Graham joined Bradford Cathedral in September 2019 where he accompanies the weekly services, manages the concert series and assists with chorister training among many other things!

As our recitals are free of charge, we rely on donations to keep putting them on. We can receive donations via the below link. Our policy is "pay as you feel":

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 25 Nov 2020 12:30 to 13:10


Free entry


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Map reference: SE 166332  Lat: 53.79483 Long: -1.74947

By Public Transport:
Train:Bradford Forster Square (nearest) and Bradford Interchange
Bus: Church Bank (Stop P9/P10), 613/614, 645/646, 636/637, 670, 682 Bolton Road (Stop P6/P8) 612, 640/641
Metro:Canal Road/Cathedral (Stop 3) round-city bus

By Road:
Off Barkerend Road via the Shipley Airedale Road.
Parking - the Broadway Bradford 0600 to 0100 weekdays £3.50/weekends £1.50 all day: Captain Street £1.50 all day.
Driver-disabled only parking onsite.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Forster Square station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
  • a mix of tarmac and york stone paving

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


Please remember that the Cathedral is over 500 years old! We have done our very best to make the building accessible to all disabled visitors and hope you enjoy your visit. * * For assistance please ask a member of staff to help. * * The Cathedral Office is up a short flight of steps so please ring the bell in the shop area and someone will come out.