A TEENAGER had a poignant surprise as she sang alongside Steeton Male Voice Choir in Skipton.

Sally Clement, of Lothersdale, near Keighley, performed the choir at Christ Church in memory of her late grandfather Bernard who served in the choir’s top tenor section.

Choir president Leonard Wilson is pictured at the concert presenting Sally with a framed photograph of the choir with Bernard in their ranks.

Choir spokesman Eric Parker said the evening was a great success, with Sally singing six solo items including The Lord Bless You and Keep You.

Eric said: “Sally was accompanied on the piano with her grandmother Angela Clement. The last choir songs Ilkla Moor Baht’At and Highland Cathedral brought the grand finale to a great crescendo ending.”

Martin Winterton, who was in the audience, said the choir showed the “increasingly versatile range” of its repertoire since musical director Catherine Sweet joined less than two years ago. He said: “The rousing and popular Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha was followed by the gentle Fields of Gold.”

Sally Clement receives the picture from Steeton Male Voice Choir president Leonard Wilson