CONCORDIAMICI will sing choral evensong at St Mary the Virgin Church, Oxenhope, on Saturday September 21 at 4pm.

The local choir will be directed by Dr Judith Blezzard with Thomas Dixon and John Chapman at the organ.

They will perform music including Introit – Ye That Do Your Saviour’s Will by Orlando Gibbons, Canticles Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Preces and Responses by John Reading Anthem.

One of the stalwart tenor voices in the choir was the Rev Canon Bruce Grainger, who died earlier this month.

He was before his retirement the vicar of Oxenhope and also responsible for directing the music on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway’s annual Carole train more than 30 years.

A spokesman said: “Concordiamici is a group of friends, of all denominations and none, from many walks of life. They come from all over the north of England and are united by their love of singing sacred music.

“In recent years they have sung Evensongs at Bradford, Blackburn, Manchester, Wakefield, Liverpool, Chester, Derby Sheffield and St Asaph Cathedrals, Beverley, Doncaster, Halifax and Leeds Minsters, Lancaster Priory, Selby Abbey, Beamish Open Air Museum, and numerous parish churches large and small in North, East and West Yorkshire.

“Dr Blezzard holds music degrees from Leeds University and was Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Liverpool until her retirement and return to live in her native Yorkshire.

“She is author and editor of several books, articles and editions of choral music for publishers including Oxford University Press and Faber Music, and has given numerous research papers, addresses and choral workshops for various institutions.”