THE beautiful church of St Bartholomew’s in Crewkerne will be the venue for a concert of French classical music on Sunday, September 27, at 3pm organised by the Friends of Crewkerne Parish Church.

Soprano Morag Thomson Findlay has sung at the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. She currently teaches at Stonehouse Music School in Plymouth and has a particular passion for poetry enhanced by a musical setting. She will be performing a selection of songs by Faure.

Joining her will be cellist Helen Lunt who has specialised in cello teaching for Birmingham and more recently Somerset Music Services.

While doing this she has continued a busy performing career working as a soloist as well as with chamber groups and orchestras. Recently Helen has had a change of career, training as a musical therapist.

The famous Swan by Saint-Saens will be one of Helen's contributions to the programme as well as works by Faure and Poulenc.

Counter tenor Oliver Doney will be bringing some baroque music to the programme with works by Charpentier and Couperin. Oliver was a choral scholar for a year at Truro Cathedral and has sung with many ensembles including the East Cornwall Bach Choir.

Accompanying all these performers on piano and organ with be Jonathan Delbridge. Jonathan has a busy career as a teacher of piano and organ and a freelance soloist. He has performed at venues throughout the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, York Minster and Norwich Cathedral. He has recently moved to Crewkerne where he is quickly establishing a thriving piano teaching business.

Tickets for this exciting concert are £8 (free for 17s and under) available from 01460-73960 or from Crewkerne News, Falkland Square. The Friends of Crewkerne Parish Church will be providing wine and teas for sale along with canapes and cakes following the concert.