THE Steve Cassidy Band were joined by the Community Chorus at last Sunday's concert at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York.

This appearance by the Haxby choir marked their first anniversary since they came together under the direction of Diane Beal, who arranges a  regular series of engagements to keep them busy.

Children from St George’s Primary School, in York, sang at the concert too, performing Little Poppy Of Flanders, written by Steve for the children, and a song from the film Toy Story.

Steve first appeared on the Rowntree Theatre stage as a seven year old when he was a pupil at St Aelred’s School. "I played the part off a wood pigeon and I've been stage struck ever since," he said.

He went on to record with York's most famous musician, John Barry, and was a three-time winner of New Faces.

Steve and his band featured a special Elvis Presley tribute in last Sunday's show to acknowledge the 40th year since the King of Rock'n'Roll died.