MILLEGRO, the York contemporary choir, will perform in support of Medical Aid for Palestinians and the Sylvia Wright Hospital Trust on September 13 at St Margaret Clitherow Church, Haxby, York.

This 7.30pm concert follows the choir’s sold-out performance at the York Guildhall in June and will feature Greg Birch on piano, Maria Lewington on violin and Judith Waring on percussion, under the direction of Ewa Salecka.

The choir will sing world music pieces in the original languages of France, Tamir Nadu, Hungary and Russia, as well as arrangements of traditional spirituals and 20th century music works by Rene Clausen, Z. Randall Stroope, Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre. Fans of Broadway musicals can look forward to a medley from Fiddler On The Roof.

Medical Aid for Palestinians works with refugee families in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon, where refugee camps are under pressure as hundreds of Palestinian families flee from war-torn Syria.

The fund was established last December to help fleeing Palestinians cope with the high medical bills that serious illness can mean for a family. Two-year-old Sara, for example, escaped to Lebanon with her family, where she has been diagnosed with leukaemia. Sara is now receiving her treatment for free as a beneficiary of Medical Aid for Palestinians’ emergency fund for lifesaving tertiary care.

The Sylvia Wright Trust supports the work of Sylvia Wright in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Sylvia sold her home and possessions in Leeds 31 years ago to work relentlessly and courageously among the sick and disabled in this very poor area of India.

Over the years, Sylvia has built and established a modern hospital, a school for deaf children and two centres for severely disabled children, as well as running vital community health projects. In 2009 she founded a nursing college that reached its full complement of 80 nurses in July 2012.

• Tickets cost £6 on 01904 768297 or the door and cheese, wine and soft drinks are included in the price. All the proceeds will go to the two charities.