A COMPOSER from Tallarn Green will join several other members of his profession next month to lead a special concert in Chester.

Final preparations are underway for the staging of The Creation by Joseph Haydn, to be performed by the Chester Bach Singers, accompanied by the 18th Century Sinfonia under the baton of musical director Martin Bussey.

Martin, from Tallarn Green, and the Chester Bach Singers recently took part in a popular staging of Handel's Messiah in Whitchurch alongside the 18th Century Sinfonia, organised by Whitchurch baritone Peter Edge.

The concert – which takes place on Saturday, March 7 at 7.30pm at St Werburgh's Church in Chester – will will also feature soloists soprano Lizzy Humphries, tenor Tom Kelly and bass Damian O'Keeffe.

Nicola Stewart of Chester Bach Singers said she was looking forward to the event.

"We are very much looking forward to performing with the 18th Century Sinfonia once again and to welcome our three talented guest soloists to Chester," said Nicola.

"The beautiful surroundings of St Werburgh's Church will provide the perfect backdrop to the staging of one of Haydn's most well-known works.

"We are sure it will one of the highlights of our concert programme for 2020."

Written by Haydn between 1797 and 1798, The Creation (Die Schöpfung) is considered by many to be one of his masterpieces. First performed in Vienna in 1799 with the libretto written by Gottfried van Swieten, the oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis.

Full details of the concert and all upcoming events being staged by Chester Bach Singers can be found at www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk where tickets priced at £15 and £5 for students and under 18s can be booked online.