Swansea-born Elin Manahan Thomas, who was heard by millions singing Handel’s ‘Eternal Source of Light Divine’ at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and previously at the opening of the London Paralympics Games, will be a star attraction together with Elizabeth Kenny, one of Europe’s leading lute players, in St Mary’s Church, Hay-on-Wye at 7.30pm on the evening of Tuesday, December 11.

They will perform a festive programme of seasonal favourites entitled ‘Now Winter Comes Slowly’ featuring scenes from Purcell’s ‘Fairy Queen’ and ‘King Arthur’ and a selection of songs by, among others, Handel, Monteverdi, Scarlatti and Bach as well as traditional Welsh, English and French seasonal songs and carols.

Tickets are available in person from Richard Booth's Bookshop, 44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye

or by telephone: 01497 820322. To book online visit boothbooks.co.uk

Each year Hay Music Trust presents around 12 chamber music concerts at roughly monthly intervals, as well as a Chamber Music Festival, in a number of venues in and around Hay-on-Wye featuring established professional musicians of the highest reputation as well as offering a platform to younger professionals in the earlier stages of their careers. Hay Music’s philosophy is to offer the best of chamber music at the lowest possible ticket prices and with its outreach programme, to help make quality music available to local school children and the disadvantaged.

For more information visit haymusic.org.