TUNES will fill the Joseph Rowntree Theatre tomorrow night when Millegro York Contemporary Choir performs its latest concert, A Grand Night For Singing.

The choir will present a new repertoire, consisting of works by classical composers such as Eric Whitacre, Karl Jenkins, Astor Piazzolla and Z Randall Stroop, as well as modern arrangements of jazz, spirituals and folk songs.

The highlight of the evening promises to be Whitacre’s 5 Hebrew Love Songs and a selection from Fiddler On The Roof, both accompanied by Hungarian viola player Timea Kerekes.

The host will be Neil Foster of BBC Radio York. All proceeds from programme sales will support York charity Jessie’s Fund, which helps children through music.

Tickets costing £9 are still available from York Theatre Royal box office on 01904 623568; unreserved seats will be available on the door.

Millego will also be performing this repertoire at Selby Abbey on October 8 as part of Oxjam, the nationwide music festival organised by Oxfam.

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• THE last concert of the 2011 York Late Music concert series will welcome the Manchester Chamber Choir to the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York, on October 1.

The 7.30pm programme will comprise music by Rautavaara, Jan Sandström, Urmas Sisask, Judith Weir, James MacMillan, John Tavener, James Weekes and York composers Roger Marsh and Philip Moore. A new work by David Power, former director of the York Late Music Festival, will be premiered too.

“The Manchester Chamber Choir will offer a fascinating exploration of haunting Scandinavian sacred choral repertoire alongside some of Britain’s most distinctive living composer,” says Late Music administrator Steve Crowther.

“Under director Justin Doyle – who was artistic director of the Ryedale Festival from 2006 to 2009 – the choir has gained a reputation as one of the country’s most accomplished a cappella vocal consorts.”

Roger Marsh will give a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm. Tickets cost £8, concessions £6, on the door.

• DO monsters make music? Yes they do in Sesame Street Live, where they share their love of music in Elmo Makes Music at York Barbican tomorrow at 2.30pm. Big Bird’s tweets, Oscar the Grouch’s stomping trash-can lids and Cookie Monster’s crumbling cookie jars become instruments of beautiful music and noisy fun in a children’s show featuring Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Ernie. Box office: 0844 854 2757.

• THE Black Swan Folk Club hosts a rare British show by the Irish Celtic music quartet Patrick Street at the National Centre for Early Music, York, tonight at 7.30pm. Founder members Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine and Arty McGlynn will be joined by banjo, flute and fiddle player John Carty.