WORLD-CLASS classical concerts are set to take place in two Somerset beauty spots.

The Two Moors Festival will be held at St Pancras’ Church in Widecombe-in-the-Moor (September 26-27) and St Andrew’s Church in Wiveliscombe (October 2-4).

Tasmin Waley-Cohen, artistic director of the festival, said: “The Two Moors Festival was born out of the foot and mouth crisis and, on our 20th anniversary, as we find ourselves weathering another crisis, we offer a festival of celebration, bringing the shared, joyful experience of live music back to the Moors, and lifting people’s spirits.”

During the festival there will be performances from The Albion Quartet (classical string quartet),Laura Van Der Heijden (cellist and BBC Young Musician winner), Elisabeth Brauss (pianist), Misha Mullov-Abbado (jazz start and BBC New Generation Artist), Nicky Spence (tenor) and Chris Glynn (lieder pianist).

All concerts will be held in line with government guidelines, with staggered arrivals, distanced seating, one-way systems and cleaning before each event.

The concerts will be an hour long with no interval. There will be no toilets available and tickets must be bought in advance.

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