Barrow Male Voice Choir's much-anticipated 2023 Annual Concert will light up Abbey Road's Baptist Church this Friday, September 29.

Starting at 7.30pm, the event proposes a diverse evening of musical performance for a ticket fee of £5, available from choir members or on the door.

Musical Director Deborah Milledge impresses with a programme that promises something for everyone's tastes.

The ensemble kicks off with a resounding chorus from Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Pirates of Penzance'. Further theatrical favourites from Gounod’s opera 'Faust', Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s 'South Pacific', as well as Verdi’s 'Chorus of Hebrew Slaves' are also on offer.

The concert's quieter interludes include traditional American spirituals and the enchanting Scottish folk song, 'An Eriskay Love Lilt'. Pop classics such as Dusty Springfield’s 'You don’t have to say you love me', Simon and Garfunkel’s 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and The Turtles’ 'Happy Together' have been carefully woven into the line-up.

Special guest artiste Clare Eccles, a local soprano and singing teacher, will also appear.

Clare, a graduate of Leeds University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, plans to perform pieces by Mozart, Clara Schumann, Gershwin and Jonathan Dove, a contemporary English opera composer.

Accompaniments for the evening will be provided by Margaret Harrison and Zina Preston.

On top of all this, audience members can look forward to a raffle draw.