STEETON Male Voice Choir will say farewell to its accompanist Anne Mott next weekend.

She will perform with the choir for the last time at the Pennington’s Octagon, Riddlesden, Keighley, next Friday, July 18 at 7.30pm.

She has been accompanist for the past 14 years but is retiring to York with her husband, the Rev Peter Mott.

Choir spokesman Eric Parker said: “We will miss her, but wish her a happy retirement.”

The concert has been organised by the Margaret Carey Foundation and guest soloist will be Roger Sutcliff.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £7.50 for over 65s and under 18s and are available from Ian McDonald on 01274 400375 or David Brown on 01535 274919.

The concert follows the choir’s successful tour of the North East which included a performance at Durham Cathedral.

“It was an amazing experience for the choir even though members have sung in many cathedrals in the UK and Europe,” said Mr Parker. “The thrill of singing in such beautiful building with wonderful acoustics never fails to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.”