A musical director is anticipating a 'varied and different programme' in his upcoming concert.

Ray Taylor recently took over as the new musical director of the Hexham Male Voice Choir and enjoyed his debut performance on May 18 at the Hexham West End Methodist Church.

He is now looking forward to the choir's next concert titled Rhythms of Life - A Musical Journey, on Saturday, July 20 which will be held at 7.30pm at Haydon Bridge Methodist Church.

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Ray said as well as the choir, there will be soloists who are current or former members. 

He said: "Enjoy an entertaining evening of songs by the choir and solos from our members.  Jim Wright will delight with a comedy song called The Bricklayer. 

"Our accompanist, Chris Foster, leaves the piano stool and sings a modern version of The Salley Gardens and we are joined by Lee Falkingham - a former member - to sing two songs, including Stars from Les Miserables."

Other songs will include 'The Wonder of You', 'Over The Rainbow', 'Last of the Summer Wine' and more.  

Tickets cost £12 and are available from the Museum of Time in Haydon Bridge, either online or on the door.