JUST three months after his appointment as musical director of Skipton Choral Society, Robert Webb will direct his first concert with the choir on Sunday, November 26.

The work he chose for this debut is The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, by Karl Jenkins, which was commissioned by the Royal Armouries to mark the transition from one millennium to another.

It combines very different styles of music from classical to pop and draws on different cultures from around the globe.

Robert said: “It’s a great work, bringing many different facets of choral music together; it’s got the call to prayer from the Islamic faith; and has something for everyone, from the opening jig to the final chorale.”

“It’s a great piece to sing as a choir. There aren’t many separate parts - it’s mainly full chorus singing, particularly works like Benedictus and Sanctus. They’re quite well known, and have great impact when they’re done properly. I’m really looking forward to that.”

Skipton Choral Society will perform the concert at 3pm on Sunday, November 26, in Christ Church, Skipton.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from the treasurer on 07716 219312, treasurer@skiptonchoralsociety.com or on the door.