Bradford Chorale and the City of Bradford Brass Band Christmas Concert raises funds for charity

PUBLISHED: 00:17 23 December 2011 | UPDATED: 20:28 20 February 2013

(L to R): Paul Dewhurst (Musical Director, Bradford Chorale), Louise Lister (Bradford Chorale), Dave Harvey (Marie Curie Cancer Care), Sarah Walsh (City of Bradford Brass), John Scott (City of Bradford Brass), Mary Roberts (Marie Curie Cancer Care) and Sharon Snaylem (Bradford Chorale), at Victoria Hall, Saltaire.

(L to R): Paul Dewhurst (Musical Director, Bradford Chorale), Louise Lister (Bradford Chorale), Dave Harvey (Marie Curie Cancer Care), Sarah Walsh (City of Bradford Brass), John Scott (City of Bradford Brass), Mary Roberts (Marie Curie Cancer Care) and Sharon Snaylem (Bradford Chorale), at Victoria Hall, Saltaire.

Bradford Chorale and the City of Bradford Brass Band jointly hosted a Christmas Concert in Saltaire this weekend, raising funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Bradford Chorale and the City of Bradford Brass Band jointly hosted a Christmas Concert in Saltaire, raising funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Paul Dewhurst, Musical Director of Bradford Chorale, explained, The concert was a huge success, and we were delighted to entertain over 170 local people in the beautiful Victoria Hall in Saltaire. We thoroughly enjoyed teaming up with the City of Bradford Brass Band and Marie Curie Cancer Care to provide local residents with a fun-filled and festive evening.

Dave Harvey, from the local Marie Curie fundraising group, added, We were delighted to be asked to come and raise funds at the concert as this years Lord Mayors Appeal chosen charity. All money raised at the concert will go directly back into providing care for terminally ill people in the Bradford area.


Bradford Chorale is one of the leading choirs in Bradford and has been performing a widely varied repertoire of sacred and secular choral music to Yorkshire audiences for more than thirty years. Website: http://www.bradfordchorale.org.uk/

City of Bradford Brass Band: The history of the City of Bradford Brass Band can be traced back to the early twentieth century and the Salt's Mill Band of Saltaire. The band has performed at a range of prestigious events, recently performing at the ordination of the Bishop of Bradford. In September 2011 the band won 1st place in the 3rd section of the National Brass Band Championship Finals. Website: http://www.bradfordbrass.co.uk/

Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UKs largest charities. Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, it provided care to more than 31,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in its nine hospices last year and is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

The Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford provides expert care and the best possible quality of life, for people with cancer and other illnesses and support for their families, completely free of charge. The hospice offers a range of services for patients and families including In-patient care, complimentary therapies, bereavement and spiritual support. It costs over 3.3 million a year to run the Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford. Website: www.mariecurie.org.uk/bradford

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