YORK community choir Millegro will be performing at St Peter’s Church, Norton on Derwent, on Saturday, April 21 at 7.30pm.

The concert will be in support of St Catherine’s Hospice in Malton and tickets costing £6 will be available on the door.

Millegro is run by musical director Ewa Salecka and pianist Greg Birch, who are also behind another York choir, Prima Vocal Ensemble.

Last year was, according to the couple, “a very creative year” for the two choirs, which have performed in York, Manchester, Newcastle and Selby. Millegro also recorded its first album which was broadcast throughout Christmas week on BBC Radio York.

Ewa and Greg have now lined up 14 concerts and events for the choirs, some of which will be beyond York.

The choirs will be taking part in large-scale events this year including the York 800 celebrations, the York Mystery Plays, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.

Members from both choirs will be involved in the Ebor Vox choral project to celebrate York 800 and the Mystery Plays, and they will also represent York at the Royal Albert Hall in July as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

This event attracting choirs from around the country will see the premiere of Karl Jenkins’ new work, Gods Of Olympus.

“It is constantly exciting to see how the two groups develop their own ‘personalities’,” says Ewa. “Prima add new dimensions to popular music from all genres with stunning new arrangements; and with Millegro it is a thrill to explore the choral repertoire and present something new and often less heard.”

In June, Millegro will perform a concert at St Michael le Belfrey Church in York, entitled Classic Meets Jazz; and before that, Prima Vocal Ensemble, now numbering up to 100 members, returns to Joseph Rowntree Theatre with the Blame It On The Good Times!, on May 19.

• For more details, visit millegro.com and primavocalensemble.co.uk