The 70-strong Marches Choir of Bishop’s Castle, joining with Cantorion Aberteifi from Cardigan, will present an evening of music from Haydn, Mozart and Pergolesi.

The choir will again be joined by the Marches Sinfonia, with leader David Gregory at St John’s Church, Bishop’s Castle on Saturday November 25.

The featured work is Joseph Haydn's 'Imperial Nelson Mass' of 1805, which is brimming with the unmistakable imprints of Haydn's delightfully melodic charm and harmonic beauty. The choir will also present Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful ‘Laudate Dominum’ featuring soprano soloist Hannah Davey, who will make her third appearance at Bishop’s Castle.

Two works by Giovanni Pergolesi, an Italian Baroque composer, will complete the programme – ‘Magnificat’, a superb, festal setting, and his lively, engaging ‘Flute Concerto in G’.  Both are from a composer of modest, yet significant output - he died at only 26.

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The flute soloist is Christopher Lacey, a local professional musician, well known in the area.

Musical Director Alistair Auld said: “This concert is full of uplifting melodic charm and often charged with a surge of energy that is characteristic of these three 18th Century composers, whose lives span the Baroque and Classical eras of music.”

The venue is St John’s Church, Bishop’s Castle, SY9 5AF, with the concert starting at 7.30pm. Tickets (£15, children and students free) are available by calling 07806 433394 or online via, and can also be purchased from choir members or on the night