A VARIED programme bringing together a wonderful array of talent awaits in Rhyl in February.

Rhyl Music Club will brings its first counter tenor to town in another instalment of its 2019-20 International Concert Series featuring Hamish McLaren with support from violist Nathalie Green-Buckle and pianist Glen Dempsey.

Having recently graduated from Cambridge where he sang with the "Gentlemen of St Johns" and the Royal Academy of Music, counter-tenor McLaren hails from North Wales and is scheduled to tour South America with the Monteverdi Choir.

Stephen Leeder, concert organiser said: “I wanted two things - I had never before invited a counter-tenor to our Club but love that particular voice. Additionally, although Hamish lives in London he also has a strong connection to my own village where the family home is Bodnant.

”A counter-tenor is the highest male voice and can resemble a female soprano. Instrumentalists develop early but singers much later as their voices mature and so Hamish is undoubtedly what I would describe as a 'Rising star' about whom we shall hear much more in the future. "

He brings with him viola player Green-Buckley with the Halcyon String Quartet and pianist Dempsey, who is now Assistant Director of Music at Ely Cathedral.

The concert is primarily vocal with Hamish and Glen, but also Hamish and Nathalie as well as a short string quartet piece.

Their programme will focus on the music of the Baroque period, including works by Purcell, Handel, Leondardo Vinci, Gluck, Robert and Clara Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Hugo Wolf and Frank Bridge.

To catch this rising star, head to Rhyl Town Hall on Wednesday, February 5 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced are priced at £15 available on the door or from rhylmusic.com.