Schools Invited to Free Performance of ‘Peter and the Wolf’
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Posted on: 21st February 2024

Bradford Cathedral will be holding a free event for schools on Tuesday 5th March 2024 where Sergei Prokofiev’s famous symphonic tale for children will be played on the cathedral’s organ.

Schools are invited to one of two magical performances of Peter and the Wolf. This classic piece was written to introduce children to the instruments of an orchestra.

The performances will feature story narration from Lady Sandra Hill with Bradford Cathedral Director of Music, Graham Thorpe, on the organ, with the different stops of the newly-refurbished organ representing the different animals and characters of the story.

Graham Thorpe, Bradford Cathedral’s Director of Music, says:
“We’re very excited to welcome you to Bradford Cathedral to enjoy Sergei Prokofiev’s symphonic tale for children, Peter and the Wolf. Played on the organ by Graham Thorpe, Organist and Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral, and narrated by Lady Sandra Hill, you meet the musical Peter and his friends, and hear his famous story.”

Maggie Myers, Bradford Cathedral’s Director of Education and Visitors, says:
“These free performances for schools of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ are a must-see opportunity for all those wishing to give their pupils a wonderful live musical experience. We have been wanting to bring back the schools’ performances of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ for several years, because we know of their past popularity with schools, as teachers still ask us when we will be doing them again.

“Well, here they are and we know that your pupils will find “Peter and the Wolf” played on the organ at Bradford Cathedral a truly unforgettable experience!”

The performances will last around 30 minutes and is suitable for those aged 7 and above.

‘Peter and the Wolf’ for schools will be performed on Tuesday 5th March 2024. To book the morning session (11am) please go to or for the afternoon session (1pm) please visit, or check out the Bradford Cathedral website. Questions can be directed to

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