MUSIC lovers are invited to two classical concerts taking place in Cheshire.

The Vale Royal String Orchestra will be putting on two performances in Knutsford and Northwich this month.

Firstly, on Friday, June 17, the orchestra – conducted by Liverpool-based Adam Kornas, will hold a concert at the St Cross Church in Knutsford.

Then, just two days later on Sunday, June 19, the musicians will be occupying the Great Hall at the Vale Royal Abbey near Whitegate.

The second of the two concerts will be in aid of St Mary's Church, Whitegate.

Both concerts will feature Duncan Anderson as viola soloist for Bach's Viola Concerto and Howell's Elegy for Viola.

Duncan is co-principal viola for English National Opera and attended Chetham’s School of Music.

Also on the programme is the Simple Symphony by Benjamin Britten, the Incidental music by William Walton to the film Henry V and Dvorák’s tuneful Serenade for Strings.

Conductor Adam also studied at Chetham’s School of Music before going onto Royal College of Music in London to study composition, graduating with first-class honours.

His compositions have been performed at the Salzburg Chamber Music Festival and with the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra.

The concert at St Cross Church begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 (or £6 for school age children) and are available from and at the door.

The concert at Vale Royal Abbey starts at 7pm. Tickets are £14 (or £7 for school age children) and are available from Andrew Ball via or on the door.