A NEW Year Concert taking listeners from the beautiful to the burlesque will be staged in Bridport.

Allington Strings New Year Concert – A Celebration of Baroque Music takes place on Sunday January 14 2018 at the Sir John Colfox Academy, Bridport, at 3pm.

The beautiful Bach Double Violin Concerto will be performed by soloists, Wendy Stahl local violin teacher and violinist in the highly acclaimed group Extreme Baroque and star pupil Zack Chantler.

Burlesque de Quixotte lightens the mood as Telemann interprets Cervantes crazy stories of the exploits of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

Concerti Grossi by Handel and Corelli provide some more traditional baroque fare before Biber's Battalia tells the story of a battle with 'dissolute, revelling musketeers' with simulated musket fire provided by the stringed instruments!

Somewhere in amongst all this the Queen of Sheba arrives.

Allington Strings is a not for profit community string orchestra that provides the opportunity for string players of all ages and abilities to play music together. The group gives two concerts a year and provides opportunities for talented young musicians to perform as soloists.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from Bridport Music, Bridport Book Shop and on the door. Drinks and nibbles are included. Children under 18 go free.