A new series of Wednesday lunchtime concerts will begin on 12th April at 1pm at St John’s Church, with a recital by flautist Nicola Woodward, who will play beautiful and unusual music for a variety of flutes including piccolo, alto and folk flutes, and whistles.

The programme includes the iconic Bach Partita in A minor, and a selection of the wonderfully evocative but rarely heard Chants de Nectaire by French composer Charles Koechlin.

Nicola (pictured) will also perform some of her own folk-style compositions and Wake up! by Dehnhard for piccolo and alarm clock, no less! She will give informal spoken programme notes throughout and be around afterwards for questions and a close up look at any of the instruments.

The series will continue on Wednesday lunchtimes at 1pm (refreshments from 12.30pm) with a variety of performers, to include the Mendip Ensemble (flute, oboe and piano) on 26th April, a concert by the Jubilate Recorders ensemble on 3rd May, a clarinet recital by Neil Moore on 10th May and a recital by soprano Naomi McLeod Jones and David Bednall on 31 May.

Entrance is by donation, with a retiring collection.