BRADFORD Festival Choral Society is urging people to join members for an informal sing of Mozart’s famous Requiem.

The choir will host a workshop on Sunday, February 12 from 2pm to 5pm followed by a free concert at 6pm.

The venue for both events is Beckford School in Bingley, with registration for singers at 1.30pm.

The choir said the event was a great chance to try singing Mozart’s “hauntingly-beautiful” music with exciting choir, whether someone was an experienced choral singer or a newcomer.

The choir is led by musical director Tom Leech, who aims to make the Come and Sing workshop fun whilst focussing on the detail.

He said: “What makes the choir so good to work with is the breadth of experience of the singers. We have some who have sung in choirs the whole of their adult lives and others who last sang in primary school.”

Choir chairman Maggie Eisner said: “Our ‘Come and Sing’ events have been praised for combining a friendly and informal atmosphere with brilliant musical content.

“You’ll learn some wonderful music, enjoy Tom’s insights, tips and humour, and pick up new vocal ideas along the way.

“Some music-reading ability and a little previous choral experience will help you get the most out of the afternoon. The pace will be quite relaxed.”

After a three-hour workshop there will be a free concert where singers are encouraged to invite friends and family to hear the fruits of their afternoon’s work.

Tickets for the workshop cost £12 in advance and £15 on the day. Under-18s are free.

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Bradford Festival Choral Society is one of England's oldest amateur choirs, founded in 1856 with roots dating back to the first Bradford Festival three years earlier.

In its illustrious history the choir has performed most of the major choral repertoire, working with a stellar cast of conductors including Elgar, Malcolm Sargent, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Charles Groves, Richard Hickox and Sir David Willcocks.