A concert featuring four choirs is set to raise the roof at a concert next month.

Malton-based choirs Harmonia and Ryedale Voices will perform alongside new Pickering choir The Ryelarks at the event, organised by the choral director of all three choirs, Alison Davis.

The choirs’ repertoire is varied and largely contemporary, including songs like Skyfall, Mack the Knife, Get Happy and Circle of Life.

Alison said: “I try to plan programmes where there’s something for everyone to enjoy, so the audience will be treated to everything from spirituals to musical theatre, film music and folk songs.

"This will be the first concert in three years for established choir, Harmonia and everyone is so excited to get back to performing after so long."

For Ryedale Voices, who only formed in 2019, it will be their first formal concert. Alison began the Pickering choir The Ryelarks in April this year and said she is thrilled to be able to include them in the concert.

“Although The Ryelarks are a very new group, they have made so much progress that I was keen to show them off and give them a focus.

"A good number of them were available and up for doing it, so they’re going to come along and do three songs.”

The concert, on July 9 at St. Peter’s Church, Norton.starts at 7.30pm will be compered by Richard Kay.

Richard is an actor, writer and choral director from York, who has had links to Harmonia through the York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir for some years.

Also performing will be Malton School Academy Choir, run by local singing teacher Nicky Copley.

The girls formed earlier this year and work with Nicky every Thursday.

As well as performing some songs on their own, they will be joining with Harmonia to sing Eric Whitacre’s ‘Sing Gently.’

Alison said: “I’m so pleased that the Malton School Academy Choir are able to appear at the concert.

"It’s lovely to have a link between the school and my adult choirs, and great that everyone will be able to listen to and support each other’s performances. It truly is a celebration of singing and I hope that we have a large audience to entertain. "

Tickets are available from choir members or from Alison on 07789 695165. Massers in Wheelgate, Malton also has tickets (cash only) They are priced at £10 for adults and £8 for under 18s and include a glass of wine or soft drink. Anyone interested in joining one of the choirs can find more information on www.singinginryedale.co.uk