YORK band Vesper Walk will present the world premiere of Fallen Angel, a night of music, magic, stories and dance in a fairytale cabaret show with twists and a fund-raising purpose at the National Centre of Early Music, York, on March 14.

“If you join Vesper Walk as they open the curtains to their premiere, you can be sure of two things,” says promoter Marc McGarraghy, of Yellow Mustang Music. “It will be a night as quirky and colourful as the band themselves and stories as powerful as the amazing charity which benefits from the night, Jessie’s Fund.

“Their performance lifts you into a fantasy, dreamlike world where songs are peppered with puppetry, magic and dance which reach into 21st century realities in an unreal, fairytale style. The duetting sisters, Catherine and Lisa, lead a seven-piece band through twists of cabaret with classical music influences and hints of the dark wackiness of Tim Burton, all performed against the backdrop of gothic church beauty.”

York spoken-word poet Stu Freestone will add his unique narrative to the songs as well as presenting his own absorbing set of performance poetry.

“Promising to be an other-wordly experience, the show explores the depth and creativity of human spirit to overcome adversity and the uplifting power of music: values completely in line with the charity to which all profits from the night will be donated – Jessie’s Fund, a York charity that helps seriously ill and disabled children across the UK through the therapeutic use of music.”

Tickets for the 7.30pm world premiere are on sale at £10 at the NCEM box office, on 01904 658338 and online at ncem.co.uk