A CLASSICAL Spring is in store for Dorchester Arts Centre.

A packed season of music for all tastes comes to the county town this season, from blues to indie and folk as well as a healthy dose of classical guitar from four fantastic players.

John Mills’ last two appearances at Dorchester Arts Centre in solo and duo format have been sell-out successes and he now returns alongside acclaimed classical guitarists Cobie Smit and Raymond Burley, performing together as The Lyric Guitar Trio on Sunday at 3pm.

John studied under the professorship of John Williams at the Royal College of Music.

Since his official solo London debut in 1971 at Wigmore Hall, John has gone on to perform on both stage and BBC radio as well as recording several albums for a numbers of labels in the UK.

John’s wife, Cobie Smit, is one of the most celebrated classical guitarists from the Netherlands, known for her fine delicate tone and pure technique.

She has performed a large number of recitals and concerts in Europe, Australia, Asia and New Zealand.

Raymond Burley is one of the UK’s most versatile and experienced classical guitarists having performed numerous solo concerts, concertos, on film scores, radio and television and in virtually every guitar ensemble combination.

As a soloist he has toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, North and South America and the Far East.

Joining their superb talents together as a trio for the first time will certainly be a feast for the ears.

Their afternoon programme will feature a varied selection of music, from the Classical period of Boccherini and Schumann (including the celebrated “Traumerei”), transcriptions of wonderfully atmospheric Spanish music by Albeniz and Turina, two original pieces by the great Spanish maestro Andres Segovia, plus Holst’s charming “St. Pauls’ Suite”.

Following suit on Sunday, March 22, Swedish-born guitarist and composer Johannes Möller returns to Dorchester following his rapturously received festival performance in May 2014.

The intimate setting of the Arts Centre is the perfect location for him to demonstrate the refinery of sounds the classical guitar can offer.

His programme will include some of his highly praised interpretations of Spanish and romantic guitar music as well as some of his most recent original compositions.