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The University Choir joins forces with the world-famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band for a joyful celebration of favourites for choir and band, including Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory. A rousing community event - presented by distinguished radio presenter and choral conductor Brian Kay - to mark the end of the 2015/16 University concert series.
The University Choir is a chorus of around 250 voices drawn from students and staff of the University of York, as well as the general public from the surrounding area. More information here.
The Grimethorpe Colliery Band was formed in 1917 and is renowned for its National and British Open Championship successes. More information here.
The conductors for the performance are Robert Childs and Peter Seymour.
Brian Kay is a radio presenter, conductor and singer, and was the bass of The King’s Singers in their formative years. He is noted as a choral conductor and is the Conductor of the Leith Hill Musical Festival, Principal Conductor of The Really Big Chorus and former Director of the Huddersfield Choral Society. Brian was the presenter of Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night as well as a weekly light music programme on Radio 3, Brian Kay’s Light Programme.