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February 25th, 2008 - HCPT Charity Concert
HCPT Charity Concert



Each year HCPT organise a pilgrimage to Lourdes, the Marian shrine in the South of France. As part of the fund raising for the local HCPT a charity concert was staged at St. Winefride's Catholic Church in Wibsey, Bradford featuring local choirs and soloists.

Featured soloist was baritone Mr Dominic Rose, a member of Leeds Cathedral Adult Choir and a local music teacher. Dominic enthused the audience with a wide variety of music ranging from 'Panis Angelicus' through to 'The Last Chord' by Arthur Sullivan.

The concert opened with St. Bedes Male Voice Choir under the direction of Chris McElroy. In just 6 weeks time the choir will compete in the OPAL Choir Competition in the Royal Albert Hall in London! This was the first of 4 warm-up performances for the big day in April, and the choir did a great job singing music from America, England, Italy and Spain. Watch out for more info on this choir soon!

The Bradford Youth Choir works with 18 Catholic schools in the Bradford area, and we were fortunate that two of our primary school choirs were able to perform at this concert, braving the sub zero temperatures outdoors! Hosts St Winefride's delighted the audience with a performance of 'All Things Bright and Beautiful.' This was followed by St. Anthony's, Clayton who sang the Lenten song 'Praise to You, O Christ our Savior.' Both choirs, trained by Christopher Johns (Choral Director for the Diocese of Leeds) filled the church with their singing!

The evening concluded with performances from the Bradford Boys' Choir , the elite choir for boys singing in Bradford. The choir sang music by Malcolm Archer, Vaughan Williams and Moses Hogan.
After the concert choirs and audience alike retired to the church hall for refreshments and to learn more about the work of HCPT.



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