THE Dinas Powys Orchestra provides a place for local musicians to use their talents in an orchestral setting.

Under the expert eye of the Musical Director Antony Tarlton, who is a principal violinist with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, and leader Kay Marshall, the orchestra is made up of dedicated amateur musicians from within Cardiff and the Vale, with members varying in age from young to not so young!

Two concerts a year are given, with programmes often enhanced by guest soloists of national and international reputation.

The Winter Concert this year will take place on Sunday, December 9 at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, Britway Road, Dinas Powys.

The programme will include: Mozart - Overture ‘La Clemenza di Tito’; Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E Minor; Soloist - Laurence Kempton; Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C Major.

Tickets priced £6 (£3 aged 12 and under) will include a mince pie and a glass of wine or soft drink following the concert.

Tickets are available from: The Clerk, Dinas Powys Parish Hall, Britway Road, Dinas Powys; Dinas Powys Post Office, 3 Station Road, Dinas Powys; Murch Sub Post Office, 14 Camm’s Corner, Dinas Powys, or at the door on the night.

For further details, please visit the website at  which is packed full of information about the orchestra, or telephone 029 2070 4195.