THERE is now less than two weeks left until one if the UK’s most enduring international singing stars returns to the Black Country.

Lesley Garrett will once again perform alongside the Gentleman Songsters male voice choir at their annual autumn concert on Saturday September 24 at Dudley Town Hall.

Only 100 seats, including £18 tickets which have now been released, remain for the show which will be compèred by BBC Midlands Today presenter Joanne Malin.

Lesley made her name as principal soprano at the English National Opera, later becoming established as a ‘crossover’ artist in popular music, before appearing on a host of TV programmes, such as Strictly Come Dancing and Loose Women.

Proud of her working-class origins, her many album titles included a 2012 release entitled ’A North-Country Lass’ which represented a return to her roots.

The 70-strong Gentlemen Songsters, who will celebrate 60 years of singing in 2017, have a huge choral repertoire ranging from operatic and classical music through Songs from the Shows to more modern popular numbers.

They will be conducted by new musical director Margaret Jones and accompanied by Neil Bolton on keyboard.

Proceeds from Gentlemen Songsters’ concerts will again be donated to the charities nominated by this year’s Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Mohammed Hanif, who will also be in attendance.

Starting at 7.30pm, tickets for the concert can be obtained through any member of the choir, or by calling 01746 763850.