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Music news and reviews

Conductior Peter Seymour

Review: University of York Choir, Brahms Requiem, Central Hall, University of York, November 24

Ashley Monroe

CD review: Ashley Monroe, The Blade (Warner Bros) ****

Pink prose from York perennial punk Stevie ZeSuicide, musician and diarist

York wild drummer and glam singer Stevie ZeSuicide turns over new leaf to write memoirs

Luke Haines's album cover for British Nuclear Bunkers

CD review: Luke Haines, British Nuclear Bunkers (Cherry Red Records) ***

Adele, album number three

CD review: Adele, 25 (XL Recordings) *****

York Opera members to shine at National Centre for Early Music

York Opera to sing Amahl And The Night Visitors and The First Nowell in Nativity concerts at NCEM

Mike Scott of The Waterboys. Picture: Dara Munnis

Review: The Waterboys, The Battle Of The Barbican", York Barbican,November 13 2015 *****

Irish singer Shane Filan

Westlife singer Shane Filan flies solo at York Barbican in only Yorkshire date of his 2016 tour

The Coral, returning after a five-year hiatus. Picture: Dom Foster

The Coral return after five years with Distance Inbetween album and Yorkshire dates next March

Fairport Convnetion

Folk rock veterans Fairport Convention to play Grand Opera House in York next March

Leeds garage guitar group Chaika

Leeds garage guitar group Chaika to play Charm night at Major Tom's Social in Harrogate

Actress Gemma Merna and soul singer Kavana open So This Is Christmas! tour in York. Picture: Eric Richmond

Hollyoaks soap star Gemma Merna and Nineties' soul singer Kavana revel in Christmas songs in York

Still In A Dream: Cherry Red Records' reappraisal of "Shoegaze" music, released next January

Still In A Dream recalls the age of Shoegaze music in January 2016 box set from Cherry Red

CD review: Lanterns On The Lake, Beings (Bella Union) ****

CD review: Lanterns On The Lake, Beings (Bella Union) ****

Conductor Peter Seymour

University of York Choir to perform Brahms's Requiem at Central Hall on Wednesday

Marry Waterson with David A. Jaycock

Marry Waterson joins up with David A. Jaycock for Two Wolves album and York tour date

Les Contre-Sujets

Parisian young musicians Les Contre-Sujets head to York to take up ten-day residency for festival

Bellowhead, calling time

Folk big band Bellowhead play Harrogate tonight on the first leg of their farewell travels

The Unthanks

Review: The Unthanks, All Saints Church, Pocklington, November 15 *****

Joglaresa in festive mood at York Early Music Christmas Festival

York Early Music Christmas Festival ready to Baroque and roll from December 4 to 12

European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe mission

Ebor Singers reach for the stars with probing new commission from York composer James Cave

Tim Booth of James

James to release 14th studio album, Girl At The End Of The World, and tour Leeds and Hull in 2016

Les Contre-Sujets from Paris

Parisian musicians Les Contre-Sujets to take up ten-day residency in York with festival finale

Squeeze's album cover for Cradle To The Grave

CD review: Squeeze, Cradle To The Grave (Virgin EMI) ****

Singer-songwriter Dan Webster

David Ward Maclean, Dan Webster, Paul Liddell and Edwina Hayes to play gig for York Mind on Friday

Jools Holland

Review: Jools Holland And His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra, York Barbican, November 14

Organiser Kate Lock

Singers needed for York community choir at November 28 climate festival

Classical Reflection

Identical twin sopranos Classical Reflection to play Christmas carols at Tockwith Church

Violinist  Alexander Sitkovetsky

Review: Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, British Music Society of York, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, November 13

Review: York Musical Society Chorus & Orchestra/David Pipe, York Minster, November 14

Review: York Musical Society Chorus & Orchestra/David Pipe, York Minster, November 14

Jake Shillingford of My Life Story

Streamlined Nineties' cult band My Life Story turn over a new leaf at Fibbers in York on Wednesday

York musician Steve Cassidy

York Community Carol Concert at York Barbican on December 20 to raise funds for York charities

The Ordinary Boys

Not so quiet on the Preston front as The Ordinary Boys return with new album and York gig

Composer Sir Karl Jenkins

Composer Sir Karl Jenkins to attend York Musical Society performance of The Armed Man at York Minster tomorrow

York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir, with chairman Peter Smith, centre front, and, on either side, musical director Berenice Lewis (dressed in black} and accompanist Eileen Grey

York to host 5-minute panto

Mike Scott leading The Waterboys at Tork Barbican in 2014. Picture: David Harrison

Expect the unexpected from The Waterboys, says Mike Scott, ahead of York Barbican show

Soul power: Roy G Hemmings

Drifter Roy celebrates Motown, Stax and the Sound of Philadelphia at York Barbican on Sunday

Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio

Trombonist Dennis Rollins brings his Velocity Trio to the NCEM for jazz night in York on Sunday

Joanna Newsom: the new Kate Bush? Picture: Annabel Mehran

CD review:Joanna Newsom, Divers (Drag City) ***

Peter Andre's sleeve for Come Fly With Me

CD review: Peter Andre, Come Fly With Me (EastWest) **

Rachel and Becky Unthank. Picture: Andy Gallagher

The Unthanks mark tenth anniversary with limited-edition Memory Box and intimate tour show at Pocklington church

Sheffield choral group Albion

South Yorkshire choral group Albion makes York debut at the double at Holy Trinity, Goodramgate

York band Mostly Autumn pay tribute to Pink Floyd at Friday's concert

York band Mostly Autumn's homecoming gig on Friday with a Pink Floyd bonus

Ewa Salecka, director of Prima Vocal Ensemble

York choir Prima Vocal Ensemble to join Los Angeles singers for European premiere next summer

Re-development work on the 1967 extension to York Theatre Royal in September 2015. Picture: Roger Keech Productions

York Light and York Opera unite for first time to raise funds for York Theatre Royal's re-development

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble to play night of blues and soul at Scarbororough Spa Grand Hall this weekend

York counter-tenor Iestyn Davies. Picture: Marco Borggreve

Review: Iestyn Davies and Elizabeth Kenny, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, November 7

Gareth Gates

Review: Mad About The Musicals, York Barbican, November 6

York band Blackbeard's Tea Party

Rip-roaring York band Blackbeard's Tea Party's night of nefarious Reprobates at Howden Shire Hall

Bryan Adams: Get Up

CD review: Bryan Adams, Get Up (Polydor) **

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