Summer Choral Concert: Throughout All Generations

This Summer Choral spectacular promises an unforgettable journey through 100 years of choral music stemming from Charles Villiers Stanford. Whether you're a seasoned classical music enthusiast or curious about the world of choral music, this event offers something truly special for everyone to enjoy.

Charles Villiers Stanford – who died 100 years ago this year – was one of the most important figures in sacred choral music. Born in Dublin in 1852, Stanford was a prolific composer: a significant number of his compositions are still regularly sung across the country today. He was also a significant teacher of many who would in turn become notable composers. These include Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Herbert Howells, Henry Walford Davies (who is buried in the garden at Bristol Cathedral), and many more besides. His pupils in turn went on to teach others, and that lineage continues down through the generations to today, with living composers like Jonathan Dove being able to trace their teaching heritage back to Stanford.

This concert of choral music celebrates Stanford’s life and legacy, with the Cathedral Choir performing not only his music, but that of his pupils, and beyond.

Enjoy a summer’s evening with this celebration of choral excellence at Bristol Cathedral.

What’s Included:

  • Traverse 100 years of choral history, from Stanford’s compositions to modern-day masterpieces.
  • Discover the influence of Charles Villiers Stanford on generations of composers.
  • Experience Bristol Cathedral Choir’s worldclass singing.
  • Experience melodies and music on a midsummer’s evening in the peerless acoustics of Bristol Cathedral.
  • The concert will start at 7.00pm, running until 8.30pm, with an interval – perfect for an after-work cultural escape
  • Sip on a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, available to purchase before the concert and during the interval. Please drink responsibly.

Age restrictions: 0+

Nave Front
Adult (age 18+)
Child (ages 5-17)
Companion seat next to wheelchair place (one companion seat)
Wheelchair place (one wheelchair)
Nave Middle
Adult (age 18+)
Child (ages 5-17)
Schools ticket (per person)

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How to get there


  • Baby changing
  • Family friendly
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

On the day

  • Please ensure you have your Yuup e-ticket ready to show on entry
  • Bristol Cathedral operates a Challenge 25 policy so bring ID if you plan to buy a drink at the bar
  • We recommend using public transport to get here. Use buses to the City Centre, Park Street, or Avon Street. Temple Meads Station is one mile away
  • The nearest car parks are Millennium Square, College Street, or Trenchard Street

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

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