ONE of the world's finest counter-tenors will perform at St Mary's Church in Dorchester as part of his 2020 tour, The Twilight People.

Andreas Scholl will be accompanied by pianist Tamar Halperin in a concert that explores a wide range of literary and musical heritage from the past 100 years.

The programme will include familiar songs such as Britten's arrangements of The Ash Grove and Greensleeves, Arva Pârt's well known Vater Unser and several songs by Vaughn Williams. Lesser-known works will also be featured, such as Copland's solo arrangement of At The River and Beauty Is Life by Joseph Tawadros.

Born in Germany, Andreas trained with the Kiedricher Chorbuben choir and has released a series of successful solo recordings throughout his career. He has performed in operas across the world, assuming the title role in Giulio Cesare at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and has appeared in concert with the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Tamar studied piano and harpsichord in Tel Aviv, Basel and New York, receiving a doctorate from the Juilliard School in 2009. She regularly performs worldwide as a soloist, with a repertoire that spans five centuries.

The couple have recently released Wanderer, a disc of German Lied.

The Twilight People comes to Dorchester on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The concert begins at 8pm. Tickets are £30, available from the Dorchester Arts website or box office.