PROMISING young soprano Rachel Crisp joins Paddock Orchestra for a concert next weekend.

This well-respected amateur orchestra rehearses weekly in Paddock and plays three or four concerts a year.

The next is at the Church of St John the Divine in Rastrick on May 21 at 7.30pm.

The programme includes two of the Three Dances from Henry VII by Edward German, Praeludium by Finnish composer Armas Järnefelt and music from Smetana’s The Bartered Bride.

Listen out too for Hamish MacCunn’s overture, The Land Of The Mountain And The Flood, plus a selection of items from Sullivan’s Pirates.

The musicians are delighted to have as their guest, the talented young soprano Rachel Crisp.

The 20 year old lives in West Yorkshire and is currently on a gap year.

She studied at Chethams School of Music in Manchester and takes singing lessons with Michael Hampshire in Halifax, who has taught her since she was 10.

Rachel is looking forward to starting at Birmingham Conservatoire in September of this year, to study music and singing.

She is a member of The National Youth Choir of Great Britain and has sung at many major venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Castle Howard and the Royal Festival Hall.

For more details on the orchestra go to its website: