THE Skipton Choir and the town’s community orchestra are coming together again for a night of song and music in aid of charity.

The summer concert at Skipton Town Hall on Saturday July 1 is being held in aid of Dementia Forward.

The 30-strong orchestra, conducted by Jess Mahler, will take the audience on a musical journey around the British Isles. The performance will feature classical and contemporary pieces from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The Skipton Choir first performed with the community orchestra at Christ Church, a year ago. Led by musical director David Weale, this summer’s repertoire is set to include an Andrew Lloyd Webber medley and songs from Queen, The Beatles and Kate Bush Orchestra member Catherine Davison, who is organising the concert with fellow member Anita Birch, said it was hoped this year's event would be as popular as the last one.

She said: "After such a successful and enjoyable concert last July, Skipton Community Orchestra is excited to be joined again by The Skipton Choir.

The concert last year was so well-attended, and we received such positive feedback, we wanted to join forces again.

“The concert will be a family friendly event and while entry is free, donations for the charity will be most welcome. Given the popularity of the show last year, we’d also strongly recommend that anyone wanting to come along reserves a seat via Skipton Town Hall website,”

The concert starts at 7pm on July 1 and the town hall bar will be open from 6pm and during the interval.