AN EVENING of British chamber music will provide the entertainment at the weekend.

On Friday evening, Hexham and District Music Society will bring the Heath Quartet to Queen’s Hall, in Hexham, for what promises to be a fun-filled evening.

Starting with a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm, the entertainment will carry into the night with music starting at 7.30pm.

The quartet, comprising violinists Oliver Heath and Sara Wolstenholme, viola player Gary Pomeroy and celloist Chris Murray, has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles.

In 2013, the quartet became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award.

They are often in demand nationally and internationally, and they have collaborated with high calibre artists such as Ian Bostridge, Stephen Hough, Mark Padmore and Lawrence Power.

The programme for the evening has been scheduled as follows: Haydn String Quartet in D, op. 20 no. 4; Britten String Quartet no. 1; Beethoven String Quartet in C, op. 59 no. 3 (Rasumovsky).

The informal, pre-concert talk will take place in the Queen’s Hall’s White Room.