Autumn Variety Concert 2017

Pair set to perform for charity

GAUDETE, the York duo of writer/singer/performers Sylvie-D and Joshua Kohlmann, will perform in aid of Tearfund at Saturday’s Autumn Variety Concert at All Saints’ Church, Upper Poppleton, York.

Formed in York in 2016, Gaudete have raised more than £2,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Tearfund, the Ruach Project and Bolton Hospice through their concerts.

This weekend they will present a collection of classical, jazz and crowd pleasers and in addition Sylvie-D will premiere her latest song, ‘Lights In San Francisco’.

Earlier this year, Gaudete recorded their debut EP Four Suits, produced by Will Jackson at Soundworks Studios and now on sale at £10 at Vinyl Eddie, Tadcaster Road, and via:

“It comprises four original pieces that address environmental, social and spiritual themes,” says Sylvie-D. “The first song, Street Gazers, is the start of our musical journey, set in the context of El Piano, the Anglo-Spanish restaurant in Grape Lane where we were first inspired to collaborate.”

Presented by The Poppletones, Saturday’s 7.30pm bill also will feature concert pianist, organist and accompanist Cynthia Wood; composer, singer, guitarist and tuba player John Stuart and a selection of songs by The Poppletones choir themselves.

Founded by Elizabeth Cracknell, the choir has been running for 17 years under the expert leadership of Ian Woods, performing their madrigals, folk songs, light pop, show tunes and inspirational music.

  • Tickets for Saturday cost £7.50, including wine and nibbles, and can be ordered from Helen and David Fatkin on 01904 795900 or in person at Cardland, the newsagents in Allerton Drive, Nether Poppleton, or on 01904 795036.

Charles Hutchinson, York Press, Thursday October 19, 2017