THE series of chamber music at Charlton Church continues with a concert given by the choir of Tewkesbury Abbey School on Saturday, February 5, at 7.30pm.

The programme for the evening is a delightful mixed offering of music by Tallis, Tomkins, Gibbons, Purcell, Durufle and Tippett and the choir will be accompanied by Carleton Etherington, the Abbey organist, on the Robert Court chamber organ which will be brought in specially for this occasion.

The Abbey School Choir was founded in 1973 and has established itself as one of Britain's leading "cathedral choirs. It consists of 17 boy choristers, educated at The Abbey School, and several professional lay clerks/choral scholars, who sing Evensong at Tewkesbury Abbey from Monday to Thursday every week during term time. In addition, the choir has a full schedule of concerts both in the UK and abroad, including a tour of the USA in April and a performance of Bach's Mass in B minor with the orchestra of St John, London, conducted by John Lubbock, at the Chipping Campden Music Festival on June 15. The choir is currently recording a new CD of Christmas music. Their last CD of carols for the Naxos label topped the Swedish Classical charts for months. Tickets cost £10 from Hampton Farm Shop, Pershore Road, Evesham, Blue, Broad Street, Pershore, or on 01386 861139.