York Brass Quintet will add to the fun when York Musical Society (YMS) performs its annual Christmas concert.

Seasonal favourites ‘Frosty the Snowman’, ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ will be played by the York-based ensemble of two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba .

The YMS chorus of 150 singers will perform well-known choruses from Handel’s Messiah as well as traditional Christmas carols. The audience will be invited to join in and sing some of the more familiar carols.

For this concert, YMS will be conducted by Richard Shephard, whose Corelli Christmas Cantata, a choral arrangement of Corelli’s popular Christmas Concerto, will be sung. The choir will be accompanied by David Pipe, who will also play seasonal organ music.

St. Lawrence Church is a new venue for YMS. It is York’s largest parish church, a Victorian building whose spire can be seen for miles around. Following recent improvements, the church is fully heated.

Any profits from the concert, and a retiring collection, will be donated to ArcLight, a charity serving homeless people in York. There will be refreshments after the concert in aid of church funds.

Tickets are available through York Theatre Royal box office (tel: 01904 623568, yorktheatreroyal.co.uk or in person) or on the door on the night, priced £10, £5 students and children over 12, children under 12 free when accompanied by a paying adult. All seats unreserved.