THE Welsh Chamber Orchestra is bringing an intriguing programme of classical music to Holyhead.

The orchestra is appearing at the Ucheldre Centre, on Millbank, on Saturday December 14.

It will be performing traditional Christmas music interlaced with music inspired by the East. Handel’s overture to his opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt), excerpts from Messiah and the popular Arrival of the Queen of Sheba will feature alongside music by Lully and Beethoven.

Talented young North Wales violinist Louie McIver has been the leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and is currently a student at Cambridge University.

He will play Mozart’s 5th Violin Concerto which was influenced by the music of Turkey.

A new song cycle by up and coming Welsh composer Nathan James Dearden will be performed by baritone Jeremy Huw Williams.

Corelli’s Christmas Concerto is well known to audiences, Giuseppe Torelli’s Concerto for the Holy Nativity is relatively unknown and will round off the evening.

Jeremy Huw Williams has a distinguished international career and is a champion of contemporary composers, commissioning and performing new works across Wales and in many parts of the world.

The Welsh Chamber Orchestra says it enjoys bringing new music to audiences along with classics of the chamber orchestra repertoire.

Its director and founder, Anthony Hose, was formerly Head of Music and choral director of the Welsh National Opera and has just conducted complete performances of Handel’s Giulio Cesare in America.