KENDAL’S Pro Nobis Singers summer concert is set to take place next month, featuring some of the best local musical talent around.

Held on July 16 at St Mark's church in Natland, the choir will be presenting its latest concert designed as a celebration in honour of Her Majesty the Queen and also marks the 150th anniversary of the great English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The show will also be featuring two local harpists performing the premiere of a duet written by the group’s Clive Walkley, as well as folk songs by Cecelia McDowall, sung by the choir and accompanied by AnnaKate Pearson.

The programme will feature music by Vaughan Williams including some of his many folk song settings - and music he wrote for the 1953 Coronation.

Also featured in the programme is an entertaining set of folk song settings by the contemporary composer Cecilia McDowall entitled ‘A Fancy of Folk Songs’ in which the choir will be accompanied by local harpist AnnaKate Pearson.

AnnaKate will be joined by another local harpist, Gill Lowden, in a piece for two harps composed by Gill, the organist of St Mark’s Natland, will play Adrian Self’s ‘A Birthday Suite for the Queen’ written in 2016 to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The programme is designed to last about an hour and will be followed by a glass of wine or fruit juice.

Programmes (£10) can now be reserved by phoning 01539 723482.