The Brampton and District Choir gave their summer show audience a hit of nostalgia at William Howard School.

Nearly 200 people packed out the Brampton secondary school on Friday to have the chance to see the much-loved choir perform.

The programme was filled with well-known songs such as ‘Something Stupid’ and ‘In the Arms of an Angel’.

There was also a new addition of a mash-up of songs from the popular American musical Hairspray.

Jean Armstrong, a member of the choir said: “The concert was very well attended and we had an enthusiastic and receptive audience of just under 200.

“This was very pleasing as we usually give our summer concert at the end of June, and didn’t know how the change of date would affect the audience size.”

The evening was compered by Rev Keith Teasdale, from St Cuthbert’s and St Aiden’s Churches in Carlisle, who brought good humour and even better anecdotes to the evening.

Jerry King, a local musician, accompanied their performance and even arranged some special pieces.

Karen Jones, an audience member, said: “Special mention must go to Liz Cosimini and Nigel Christian for their debut duet of Something Stupid and Brian Holland’s beautifully performed Soliloquy from Carousel.

“The Brampton and District Choir plays a significant role in the local community and are to be applauded for their contribution and in providing a great evening’s entertainment.”

It was an evening that inspired a feeling of nostalgia in the audience, as many walked away from the concert still singing along to their favourite songs.

Jean said: “I have had other informal feedback from the audience saying they enjoyed the evening very much and went home singing the familiar songs, some of which they had not heard for a long time.”

The choir has been a feature of the Brampton community since 2005 and performs two major concerts in the town - the other at Christmas.

It is currently on the lookout for new members from the Brampton area who may wish to take part in the musical endeavour.

In particular, they are looking for men with tenor ranges.

The Brampton and District Choir will be performing a charity show at St Aiden’s Church on September 28.