RENOWNED early music specialists London Baroque will be making a welcome return to Totnes on Saturday at the second concert of the new season put on by the Totnes Early Music Society in association with the Arts at Dartington.
They will be performing a programme of Georgian music from England with works by locals Arne, Erskine and Boyce as well as prominent visitors such as Handel, JCF Bach, Haydn and Mozart.
The members of London Baroque are regarded as some of the foremost exponents of baroque chamber music, and they have performed at most of the major European festivals.
They have appeared on TV and radio across Europe and in Japan, and have performed and recorded with pre-eminent early music performers such as Emma Kirkby.
Their repertoire spans a period from the end of the sixteenth century up to Mozart and Haydn.
The concert begins at 7.30pm and tickets will be available at the door.
The Totnes Early Music Society season also features gothic harp player Leah Stuttard (November), renowned lutenist Jakob Lindberg (February), and viol ensemble Chelys in March.
The season concludes with popular medieval band Daughters of Elvin next May.
THE Gloucester Police Male Voice Choir perform twice in Torquay this week, raising money for charities as they go.
Diabetes UK and Cats Protection will benefit from a concert featuring the choir at Paignton Methodist Church in Palace Avenue tomorrow.
The music starts at 7.30pm and the programme also features soloist Daphne Lockett and accompanist Daphne Murphy.
Tickets will be available at the door.
The choir then goes on to play at St Martin of Tours church in Barton on Saturday night, also from 7.30pm.
Charity recipients on this occasion will be Rowcroft Hospice.
Local singer Sarah Harding will be performing at Barton, accompanied by Dawn Fallon on piano.
ON Monday night at the Barrel House Ballroom in Totnes the Black Twig Pickers take to the stage.
In a gig promoted by the Drift Record Shop, the band will be showcasing music from their eight full-length records plus collaborative releases with Jack Rose and Charlie Parr, a split LP with Glenn Jones, and numerous EPs and singles.
The band has established itself as a collection of dedicated practitioners of old time music re-cast and shaped by their appreciation of modern improvisation, drone, and punk.
The band will also be playing material from their new LP Rough Carpenters.
JAZZ musician Gwilym Simcock is making a welcome return to the Flavel in Dartmouth tomorrow night with his trio The Impossible Gentlemen.
Welsh-born pianist Simcock is a BBC Radio 3 Jazz Award winner and the first ever BBC Radio 3 New Generations Jazz Artist.