JEREMY Harbottle, local musician and conductor who attended Stokesley school, is bringing together his choirs with Tees Valley Youth choir to perform Brahms' Requiem, Vivaldi's Gloria, Handel's Zadok the Priest and Parry's Jerusalem – all with a full symphony orchestra. The soloists, who are also local, are Meike Wanjek, Rohan Hill and Ben Findlay, and the conductor is Jeremy Harbottle.

It all takes place on April 27 in Stockton Parish church, a large venue which can hold all the singers, which are from Stokesley Choral Society, Great Ayton’s Angrove Singers with friends from Nunthorpe Singers, Vox, which is associated with the University, and members of Tees Valley Youth choir.

“Financial support has come from Stokesley Town Council, who have been more than generous” said Liz Greenhalgh, one of the organisers.” It's promising to be an extremely good concert; the Requiem sounded superb at Monday night's rehearsal.”

Jeremy Harbottle, who is conducting all five choirs said: “With a full symphony orchestra and around 100 singers, this promises to be a powerful and moving performance.".

Tickets are £12.50, and £6 for under-18s, from Brown's Newsagents in Stokesley, choir members, or call 01642 722192.

Jan Hunter