Cincobrass with Simon Chorley ( second from the right) who are to perform at the Swaledale Festival

A WENSLEYDALE musician currently studying in London is to perform at the prestigious Swaledale Festival.

Encompassing over 60 high-quality music, arts and walking events throughout Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale, the Swaledale Festival is highly-regarded nationally and internationally.

Through its own activities and attracting thousands of people to its events, it makes a major contribution to the local economy. Taking place across roughly 900 square miles, it is geographically the second largest festival in the UK.

Hailing from Thornton Rust in Wensleydale, Simon Chorley is a trombonist who currently attends the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he is studying a diverse selection of musical genres. Simon brings a brass quintet from the Guildhall School of Music, Cincobrass, to the Swaledale Festival on Saturday, May 25, at Askrigg Church. He is well-known locally and is a member of Hawes Band.

At Guildhall, Simon has taken part in performances with jazz and funk ensembles; he has also been a member of the National Youth Music Theatre for six years.

His latest professional credits include playing with Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Jersey Chamber Orchestra and the UK premiere of the Gershwin show ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’. Additionally he also holds the chair of principle bass trombone at the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra.

The concert is supported by Gerald Hodgson who also plays for Hawes Band and his wife, Ann.

He said: “Ann and I are keen to support young musicians and I am sure it will be a really enjoyable concert.”

Cincobrass, are in concert on Saturday, May 25, at 4pm in Askrigg Church. The programme will include Victor Ewald’s Brass Quintet No.3 and works by Scarlatti and Joseph Horowitz.

Tickets are adults, £10, under-25s, £3, by calling 01748 880018.