An Evening of Classical Favourites will be performed in Christ Church, Llanwarne on Saturday, June 8 at 7pm, at which international opera singers Anthony Gregory, who was brought up in Llanwarne, and Alex Baker will be accompanied by Jo Ramadan on piano.

This early summer event promises a magical evening with high quality music in a delightful setting. Tickets are available from Jenny Gregory on 01981 540953 and cost £15, which will include some refreshments. Proceeds in aid of the church Restoration Fund.

Anthony is a former Head Chorister at Hereford Cathedral where he received six years of choral training from Dr Roy Massey. Having graduated from Bath Spa University he received a scholarship from the Royal College of Music to continue his opera training for four years following which he spent a year at the National Opera Studio.

Anthony has been acclaimed for his distinctive vocal quality, stage presence and musicality. He was featured by esteemed critic Rupert Christiansen as a future operatic star and was the 2015 winner of the Breakthrough Artists category by What’s On Stage when he starred as Peter Quint and Prologue in The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne on Tour.

He has performed many leading roles in operas in the UK for Glyndebourne, English National Opera, Scottish Opera and English Touring Opera, as well as appearing in many prestigious venues in Europe. He has recently completed a European tour of St John Passions with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie. Anthony is a regular on the concert stage and has recently appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, at the Royal Festival Hall and in the London Handel Festival. In August Anthony will perform at The Royal Albert Hall in his first BBC Prom with conductor Sir Andrew Davies and Dame Sarah Connolly.