SINGERS who were among those appearing at last month’s John Barry tribute concert are now looking to their next shows in York.

“What a great experience and privilege it was for singers from Millegro and Prima Vocal Ensemble to perform at the John Barry tribute,” says Ewa Salecka, who is musical director of both choirs, which she runs with pianist Greg Birch.

Members of the two choirs joined forces for the Barbican concert. Now they are back in their choirs and preparing for their own concerts.

First up will be the Prima Vocal Ensemble at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, on November 26. Tickets are almost sold out for what is described as an energetic film music show entitled Saturday Night Fever.

The host will be Neil Foster, from BBC Radio York, and the concert will be supporting the Lord Mayor’s charity, York Against Cancer. Tickets costing £9 are available from York Theatre Royal box office (01904 623568).

A week later, on December 3, Millegro will be performing a concert of Christmas music at 7.30pm at St Michael le Belfrey church, featuring modern arrangements of world carols, alongside favourite classics by Rutter, Howells, Leighton and Warlock.

Last year, the choir performed a Christmas concert at the National Centre for Early Music. This year’s event will coincide with the choir’s first Christmas CD, which will be available to buy on the night.

Appearing with the choir will be viola player Timea Kerekes and the concert will be in support of the York-based music therapy charity, Jessie’s Fund.

Tickets cost £9 and are available from York Minster box office or on the door.