York Contemporary Choir, as Millegro likes to dub itself, has been creating quite a buzz recently. So much so, in fact, that both stalls and dress circle were full for what was only its second appearance since formation last autumn.

Its 60 voices, more than three-quarters female, are conducted by Ewa Salecka. Clad all in figure-hugging white, and constantly in the spotlight (literally), she was the show, constantly on the move, jiggling from foot to foot and generally exuding terrific fizz. She had the singers eating out of her hands, keeping the rhythms snappy if without shaping much light and shade.

After a quick nod towards the classical – the opening of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Falla's soulful Asturiana – the programme launched into what is clearly the choir's forte: 'pops' from the world of folk, musicals, jazz, gospel, Latin and the Beatles. All good stuff, straight out of the Gareth Malone school of choral singing.

The second half, where the choir was at its most relaxed, included a fine béguine arrangement of a Brahms intermezzo (yes, seriously), though Peggy Lee's Fever didn't quite catch her fire. The highlight was Piazzolla's La Muerte del Angel, its tricky rhythms wonderfully taut.

Occasional sax (Tim Twomey) and percussion (Dave Smyth) added colour and Greg Birch provided deft accompaniment throughout at an electronic keyboard. Millegro is clearly up and running. A better balance (more men) and disciplined choreography (everyone did their own thing) will improve the choir's finesse. It’s a fun group.