YORK’S SoundsFun choir is performing tonight with French choir Melodie En Retz at St Peter’s School in York.

The informal choir, which aims to provide an alternative community for people who enjoy singing, will also perform at St Helen’s Church, Stonegate, on June 10 at 7.30pm.

Janice Lowther, for SoundsFun, said the choir had released a summer song that it had written following the success of writing its own Christmas carol.

The summer tune, called My Sunbeam, is based on a short poem, written by Janice’s son, with music composed by the choir’s accompanist, David Hammond.

“We do writings and monologues as well. And our musical director Amanda Crawley has a wonderful soaring voice. There are a lot of talented people in the choir.”

However, it does not hold auditions and welcomes people of all ages and religions.

Tonight, the two choirs will bring the sounds of traditional and contemporary French choral singing to York.

The 70-strong Melodie En Retz, brought to York by the city’s French society, the Alliance Française de York, performed at the Ryedale Folk Museum yesterday and will be giving a free warm-up concert in the Museum Gardens at 11.30am today.

Tickets for tonight’s concert cost £8 (£6 concessions, £20 family ticket, and under-12s go free) and can be bought on the door.

Phone Janice Lowther on 07786 894464 or email lyricalowther@yahoo.com to get involved with the SoundsFun choir and purchase tickets for future concerts.