STEETON Male Voice Choir performed to a capacity audience during its spring concert at St Peter’s Church in Shipley. The concert, which also featured the Sultans of Swing, was held to raise money for several charities.

The Sultans began the concert with Strike Up The Band and String of Pearls, followed by the choir’s performance of Impossible Dream and Fields Of Gold.

Choir spokesman Eric Parker said: “Twenty-six items of music during the evening provided Glenn Miller hits, traditional male voice songs and a solo item by David Barraclough with choir backing of All Through The Night which really brought the audience applause.

“The choir and the Sultans came together at the end of the first half with Sing, Sing, Sing by Louis Prime. Highland Cathedral, a dramatic song to rouse a nation, bought the audience to the final song Chattanooga Choo Choo, with most people singing along with this catchy song bringing the concert to an end with great applause.

Steeton Male Voice Choir will perform at St Mary’s Church, Burley in Wharfedale, on Saturday April 13, in a concert organised by the Burley Bridge Association. Before this the choir will sing at Silsden Primary School to help the pupils enjoy music.

Mr Parker added: “The men enjoy this as much as the children do when they welcome us.”

The choir will this month carry out one of their recording sessions for a new album.

The long-established choir entered a new phase in its history in 2017 when it took on new musical director Catherine Sweet. The choir, which had added more modern songs to its repertoire, performed concerts last year in Skipton, Silsden, Cowling and East Morton as well as Keighley.