DALTON Town Band, under its musical director, Mark Latimer, and the Dorian Players, a small group specialising in mediaeval and renaissance music, share the spotlight at St Mark's Church, at Barrow, on Saturday, April 27 (7.30pm). Both groups will perform separately: the town band using normal brass instruments; the Dorian Players introducing crumhorns, cornamuses, viols, mediaeval harp, gemshorns and hurdy gurdy. The two ensembles with join together for a couple of numbers. The concert is a fundraiser for Louis Martin (pictured) who needs £3,000 to take part in the World Challenge Expedition to Tanzania next year. Louis is following in the footsteps of his grandad, and plays the timps with Dalton Town Band.

LEVENS Choir will be in roof-raising form on Sunday, April 14 (7.30pm) at Kendal's St George’s Church, performing Bach’s five-part motet Jesu Meine Freude, Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, Faure's delighful Cantique de Jean Racine and Laudate Dominum, a setting of Psalm 117 by the 16th Century Dutch composer JP Sweelinck. Tickets at the door or on 01539-725139.

PRO Nobis Singers celebrate their half century in 2019 and for the first concert in their anniversary year, the choir is giving an afternoon concert (2.30pm) at Holy Trinity and St George Catholic Church, on New Road, Kendal, on Sunday. The programme for Music for Passiontide draws on works by composers from the 15th century to the present day.