A CHORAL and instrumental performance by chamber choir Cantores Salicium on Sunday will raise money for the people, landscape and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales.

Entitled ‘Gloria: The Flowering of European song’, the programme will include Vivaldi’s popular Gloria, Mozart’s Laudate Dominum and shorter works from other European countries: Austria, France, Flanders, Spain, England and Scotland, principally based around the theme of flowers and countryside.

The highly accomplished chamber choir will perform under its director Lindy Williams, accompanied by organist Phillip Broadhouse, who will also play a solo work by Bach. All money raised will support the work of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.

Lindy said: “Once again it is a great pleasure for us to be able to support the work of the trust through music. This is a most important organisation in our community, providing diverse opportunities to many groups and working to preserve and enhance our surroundings. For the choir it is a lovely excuse to devise a programme around a floral theme and of course Vivaldi’s Gloria is a celebratory and deservedly popular work. The shorter songs show how European music has developed over the centuries so there should be something for everyone in this concert.” The concert will take place at St Michael the Archangel Church in Kirkby Malham on Sunday at 3pm. Tickets, £10 for adults, including a complimentary drink. Under 16’s are free. Tickets on the door, or from YDMT on 015242 51002 or email media@ydmt.org.