Anniversary celebrations continue for South Creake charity

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South Creake music charity, The Yorke Trust celebrates its 30th anniversary this month with a string of concerts and the next is due to take place tomorrow night in Burnham Overy Staithe.

The celebrations started earlier in the month with BBC Young Musician of the Year Martin James Bartlett performing with a group of friends on July 6.

The next performances will give audiences a taste of the operatic work that has been going on throughout the summer thanks to The Yorke Trust’s programmes.

Nigel Housden, of The York Trust, said: “Music performance and education is at the heart of the Yorke Trust’s aims and philosophy. Each summer, the Trust runs an opera course bringing together local, regional, national and international students for coaching and tuition.

“The culmination of these coaching courses is a series of opera performances held in St Mary’s Church, South Creake. This celebratory year has the Yorke Trust opera company performing ‘Armide’ to commemorate the tercentenary of composer Christoph Willibald Gluck’s birthday.”

The cast members for Armide includes singers and orchestra students from Mexico, Australia, America and Europe as well as from Britain.

Performances of Armide will take place on July 24, with the Gala Evening on July 25 and the final performance on July 26.

Tickets are also available for the dress rehearsal on July 22, and some of the singers will be performing Faces of the Sorceress at The Balcony, Burnham Overy Staithe, tomorrow.