LEADING Bradford choir Chordiality will perform a Christmas concert at St Joseph’s Church in Keighley.

The concert on December 16 will be the choir’s first visit to the church on Queens Road, Ingrow, and its first appearance in Keighley for a while.

The performance will feature popular carols and seasonal readings on the Sunday afternoon from 3pm.

John Ramsdin, a spokesman for the Chordiality choir, said: “The St Joseph’s concert will represent a homecoming for the choir’s founder and music director Peter Sherlock.

“Born and bred in Keighley, Peter attended St Anne’s Primary School and Church when he was a boy. Both of his parents came from Keighley and the town still holds fond memories for him.”

John said that as part of the concert the choir would perform festive favourites The First Noel, Ding! Dong! Merrily On High, and Infant Holy.

The programme would also include The Glory from Handel’s Messiah, and God Bless Us Everyone from Disney’s classic movie A Christmas Carol.

John added: “The concert in Keighley will be interspersed with and well-known carols alongside seasonal readings, which will range from both witty to thought-provoking.”

The Heaton-based mixed choir has about 40 singers amongst its membership, and this year it celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Silver Jubilee Concert in the majestic surroundings of Bradford Cathedral.

The choir is known for its wide-ranging repertoire, and it is renowned for performing at a variety of venues across the Yorkshire region every year.

Tickets for the St Joseph’s concert cost £5, including mince pies and mulled wine.

Tickets for the concert can be obtained by emailing Tony Nolan at ourladyandstjoseph@gmail.com.