Friends of Cwmdu Music are thrilled to welcome back Cardiff Winds to perform the first concert in 2022 - they previously came here in 2017 with a stunning recital and the Friends are eagerly looking forward to hearing them again.

The Cardiff Winds concert will take place at St Michael & All Angels Church, Cwmdu (NP8 1RW) starting at 7.30pm, on Saturday (March 5).

The ensemble played their first concert in May 2013 and has at its core a group of top professionals based in Cardiff with links to the city’s major musical institutions: Welsh National Opera (WNO), BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBCNOW) and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD).

They give concerts in Wales and the border counties and have premiered a number of new works as well as playing the traditional repertoire.

They have also made a CD “Morning Music” which received glowing reviews.

The Friends are most grateful to the Gemma Classical Music Trust who will be once again supporting this concert.

Members of the ensemble include Ruth Bolister and Amy McKean (oboes) Meyrick Alexander (bassoon) Gareth Sheppard (double bass) David Ponsford (harpsichord)

Tickets £13 (students under 25 free, limited availability); online;The Crickhowell Resources & Information Centre or at the door.

The Artist in Residence for the Evening is Debbie Court – papier maché sculptor living in Wales who has been part of the Welsh Arts scene (in music as well as the visual arts) for 40 years.

She is in demand as a portrait sculptor and regularly accepts commissions from all over the world.

The Friends would appreciate it if members of the audience would take a lateral flow test within 24 hours if planning on going to the event.