Graham Community Choir and Sandside Orchestra in Scarborough concert

130426g Graham School Community choir...Bill Scott leads the group for a song..Picture Richard Ponter.
130426g Graham School Community choir...Bill Scott leads the group for a song..Picture Richard Ponter.
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A song from a Gilbert and Sullivan classic is one of the highlights of a concert by the Graham Community Choir and Sandside Orchestra.

The Nightmare Song from Iolanthe will be peformed by Dave Blacker – winner of a lyric competition at Buxton Festival.

The contest was to write a new lyric to the song I’ve Got a Little List from the Mikado with the judges particularly liking Dave’s reference to bankers.

The Band of Brothers and Sisters 2 concert is a mix of vocal and orchestra pieces.

Sandside Orchestra will perform Bach’s Piano Concerto in D minor with local virtuoso Frank James as the soloist. With the Nightmare Song from Iolanthe, the orchestra will also be performing the Overture.

Choir conductor Bill Scott has also conjured up memories of his music lessons in primary school in Sunderland with a choral and orchestral arrangement of two Northumberland folk tunes, The Water of Tyne and Dance to Your Daddy. The choir will also be performing Scarlet Tide from the film Blue Mountain, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, the American Trilogy and the Band of Brothers theme from the TV series.

The programme also features two numbers from conductor Bill Scott’s Requiem, Agnus Dei and Pie Jesu.

Pie Jesu will feature soloist Kathryn Irwin. “It will be lovely to hear numbers from my Requiem performed,” said Bill.

The event is at Graham School on Saturday March 9 at 7pm. Tickets are £5 on the door, or from Graham School on (01723) 366451 .