A CONCERT by the versatile Chameleon Wind Quintet will begin the 2018 spring season of Concert and Cakes.

The concert will take place at 2.30pm on Saturday, February 17, at All Saints Church in Burton-in-Lonsdale.

The multi-talented Chameleon Wind Quintet, who formed in October 2016, will perform a programme in which each member performs on multiple instruments, often within the same piece.

The five musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music (RCNM) push the boundaries of typical wind ensembles, and experiment with new combinations of wind instruments.

They are based on a traditional wind quintet, replacing French horn with saxophone, and each member is principally one of the other four instruments - flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon.

However Chameleon, who can play up to 20 different instruments, won the RCNM's 2017 Chris Rowland International Chamber Music Ensemble of the Year Audience Prize.

The second Concert and Cakes performance of 2018 will take place at 2.30pm on Saturday, March 17, when international RNCM artist Sam Rodwell brings the first classical guitar trio to the Burton-in-Lonsdale church with a programme including Spanish influenced pieces.

In traditional Concert and Cakes style, the hour-long performances by the musicians will be followed by an invitation to meet the performers afterwards while enjoying home-made cakes, tea and coffee.

Admission is free and no ticket is required, but there will be a retiring collection.