TWO Rivers Concert Band and Sally’s Army - Women's Voices in Harmony held a very successful joint concert on Saturday, October 14 at Otley Parish Church.

The audience of around 120 were treated to an entertaining evening of music. Highlights included the concert band's first public performance of the Latin-American piece Danzón No 2 by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez; and the choir's delightful medleys of African, American and British folk songs arranged by their musical director Sally Egan. The concert ended with a rousing joint performance of Ilkley Moor Bah'tat.

In the interval everyone enjoyed delicious home made cakes and biscuits, baked by choir and band members. The concert raised the impressive total of £500 to support the vital work humanitarian aid work of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

Les Goldman, Two Rivers Bands Secretary said: "Otley Parish Church is a great place to perform. We were delighted to have such an enthusiastic and generous audience. One of my daughters is in Bangladesh at the moment working as a doctor for MSF with Rohingyan refugees. I'm particularly aware of how much MSF need our support."

Mike O'Farrell Two Rivers Concert Band Musical Director added: "We really enjoyed working with Sally's Army. Choir and band were both on top form. We certainly want to collaborate on creative musical projects in the future."