CELEBRATING its 21st birthday last week, Corbridge Chamber Music festival pulled crowds into St Andrew’s Church.

This year, the programme celebrated the music of classical composer Antonín Dvorák’s travels to America, with performances of his work alongside the fellow composers whom his life entwined with.

“We had a very good turn out and many of the concerts were jam-packed,” said Lucy Gould, of the Gould Piano Trio – a former Corbridge resident who helped organise the event with her husband Robert Plane.

“All of the performers put on nine great shows over the four days for crowds. We try to keep the programme varied so that we’re appealing to people of all ages, and those who have a long-standing love for classical music, as well as newcomers.”