140 years of classics for Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s Music Night

Sunday 5 July 2015, 7.30pm

A catalogue of music spanning 140 years will be on the programme at York’s Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Sunday 5 July 2015.  Musical director Don Pears will be joined by The Tuesday Singers from Escrick for a fundraising evening of choral and solo performances at the Haxby Road venue.

The concert will include the music of Jerome Kern, who wrote such classics as ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’ and ‘A Fine Romance’, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart and Bette Midler.  Famous songs from Broadway will include selections from Chicago, A Chorus Line, Barnum and Les Miserables.

“Our Music Nights offer some of the finest and most varied programmes of live music in York, and we’re delighted to welcome Don and the Tuesday Singers for this fantastic night of song,” comments Graham Mitchell, fundraising and events director at the Theatre.  “These concerts are one of the principle fundraisers for the theatre, with proceeds helping us to provide items from child booster seats to new sound and lighting kit, all of which contribute to make ours one of the finest theatre experiences in the city.”

Tickets for the event are available online at www.jrtheatre.co.uk, by emailing tickets@jrtheatre.co.uk or by calling 01904 639117.  Tickets cost £10.00 for adults and £9.00 for concessions.

Music Night is just one of a wide range of concerts and shows taking place at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in July.  Others include a song and dance spectacular tribute to York’s own Bev Jones on 11 July, a performance of the classic Bugsy Malone by York Stage Musicals from 22-25 July, and two memorial concerts for local theatre stalwart Joan Sadler on 26 and 31 July 2015.  A full programme is available online at www.jrtheatre.co.uk, or brochures can be collected from Visit York and local libraries.  You can also follow the theatre on Twitter @jrtheatre and on Facebook.

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Joseph Rowntree Theatre is York’s Art Deco theatre. Hosting concerts, plays, shows, pantomimes and musicals for the last 80 years by touring artists, groups and talented local companies, Joseph Rowntree Theatre has some of the most comfortable and roomy seats in York – perfect for relaxing and enjoying the show. All seats across stalls and the balcony have a completely unrestricted view of the stage; even the last ticket on sale guarantees a great seat! Its location on Haxby Road is just over a mile from the city centre, with free parking and public transport stopping outside the gates. Joseph Rowntree Theatre is part of York’s vibrant chocolate heritage, having been built by Joseph Rowntree as a community hall for those working at his confectionary factories, which still surround the theatre today. It continues to be a friendly, vibrant hub of live entertainment to which patrons return time and again. Since 2001 the Theatre has been run by a charitable trust to provide an affordable venue to over 30 performing hirers, thanks to the efforts of its 150 regular volunteers. These volunteers come from all walks of life, be they retired former members of amateur dramatic societies, or youngsters wanting to learn the skills of stage management and the technical aspects of theatre. www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk01904 50 1935

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