AN Allen Valleys church is all set to welcome an award-winning string quartet.

Organised by local group, Music in Allendale, St Cuthbert’s Church in the village will be welcoming the Gildas String Quartet on Saturday.

The concert is the latest in a long line of events organised by Music in Allendale, which was formed in 1992.

John Prendiville, who was involved in organising the concert, said: “Music in Allendale has always made a point of inviting young, up-and-coming musicians to perform.

“The quartet has been selected to perform in the highly regarded Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition later this year.

“They have a concert tour of China planned for summer and return visits to St John’s, Smith Square, London and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.”