ACCLAIMED London Community Gospel Choir come to Fairfield Halls, Croydon, on Saturday, July 26, at 8pm.

The choir, pioneers of the concert gospel choir scene in Britain, will be performing a programme as varied as the musical achievements they have notched up and the venues they have played.

The singers have had chart success performing with indie heroes Blur and in 2006 recorded the official World Cup song with the rock band Embrace.

Other highlights have included recording the soundtrack for the Disney blockbuster The Lion King.

Adaptable and creating melodies with rich harmonies, whether performing as an octet or a 30-strong choir, LCGC have become known for funky gospel flair, traditional and soulful arrangements and invigorating choreography and vocal gymnastics.

Tickets from £19.50 to £21.50, with concessions available, on 0208 688 9291.

DAPA Productions present Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, at Epsom Playhouse from Thursday, July 10, to Saturday, July 12 at 7.30pm, with a 2.30pm matinee on July 12. Tickets at £12.50, children under 16 £8.50, on 01372 742555.

DONIZETTI'S comic opera Don Pasquale will be presented in an open-air performance in aid of The Children's Trust in the grounds of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Gatton Park, Reigate, on Friday, July 11, at 7.30pm. The grounds will open at 5pm for those wanting to picnic. Tickets at £28 and £18 for under 18s on 01737 365016.

COMIC Barry Cryer comes to Epsom Playhouse on Monday, July 14, at 7.45pm, in his new show, Still Alive. Tickets at £16.50, pass card £13.20, on 01372 742555.

FORMER Coronation Street favourite Stephen Beckett will star in tense suspense-filled drama The Business Of Murder at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, from Tuesday, July 15, to Saturday, July 19, at 7.45pm, with 2.30pm matinees on July 16 and 19. Ticket details on 0208 688 9291.

OXB - THE OrientXpressBand - will be performing two free hour-long music sets, including popular dance tracks from 60s rock and 70s disco through to today's chart-toppers, in Reigate Priory Park on Saturday, July 19, at 11.30am and 2pm, as part of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council's Family Fun Day event.

GUITARISTS Big Jim Sullivan and Doug Pruden will perform in a jazz brunch at The Hawth, Crawley, on Sunday, July 20, from noon. Tickets at £15, including food, in advance only on 01293 553636.

SOUL and funk favourites The Blunter Brothers will be going live with a set of classic dance tracks including hits from James Brown, The Commodores and Stevie Wonder, at The Hawth Marquee on Friday, August 1, at 7.30pm. Tickets at £12 in advance on 01293 553636, or £15 on the day.

THE Red Arrows will head the one-day Wings and Wheels flying demonstration at Dunsfold Park near Guildford, on Sunday, August 24, open from 9am to 6pm. Ticketls on 01483 200900 or at the event.

SINGER-SONGWRITER Martyn Lucas, the British Philharmonic Orchestra and magician Daniel Dean will all be on the bill of the One Night In Vegas show at The Harlequin, Redhill, on Thursday, September 11, at 7.45pm. Tickets at £17, concessions £15.50, on 01737 765547.

ROCKERS Status Quo have announced they will play two dates at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, on Tuesday, October 7, and Wednesday, October 8, at 7.30pm. Tickets on 0208 688 9291.