AN acclaimed choir whose members are drawn from across the north of England is performing in the Keighley district next weekend.

Concordiamici – directed by Dr Judith Blezzard and accompanied by John Chapman and Thomas Dixon at the organ – will sing choral evensong (Book of Common Prayer).

Performances are being given at St John’s Church, Ingrow, on Saturday (September 25), at 4pm, and at St Saviour’s, Harden, on Sunday (September 26), 3.30pm.

Attendance is free.

The programme will include Introit-Hail Gladdening Light by Sir John Stainer, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in C by Ralph Vaughan Williams and A Woodland Prayer by Felix Mendelssohn.

A spokesperson said: “Concordiamici is a group of friends – of all denominations and none – from many walks of life.

“They are united by their love of singing sacred music.

“In recent years they have sung Evensongs at numerous cathedrals and minsters and at parish churches large and small.

“Everyone is welcome to come along.”

Dr Blezzard holds music degrees from Leeds University and was senior lecturer in music at the University of Liverpool until her retirement.

She is also an author and editor of several books, articles and editions of choral music for publishers including Oxford University Press and Faber Music.