ACCLAIMED singing outfit Herdwyck Consort will be performing a feast of choral music at Millom's Holy Trinity Church on Sunday (3pm) to mark a special historical event.

In June of 1251 the town was granted a charter to hold a Trinity-tide market. The Herdwyck Consort, a group which draws its singers from all over Cumbria, will celebrate the anniversary with a food-related programme.

One of the highly thought of Herdwyck singers, Haverigg-based Pippa Mayfield, says that the concert will fit well in the context of the Millom music scene: "Millom has a very strong musical tradition, with lots of great work in local schools and societies, and I enjoy being a part of that with Phoenix Singers. This concert offers something a little different on the musical menu, taking the audience from a rowdy medieval marketplace in Paris to a contemporary setting of a recipe for chilli con carne."

Founded in 2010, the consort has quickly established a reputation for its emotive and exciting performances. It has a wide-ranging repertoire but specialises in unaccompanied music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Members are from all four corners of Cumbria - Johnby, Carlisle, Brigham, Kendal, Mallerstang, Kirkby Stephen and, as mentioned, Haverigg.

The name herdwyck is originally a Norse word meaning sheep pastures and reflects the group's strong connections with the Lake District.

Proceeds from the concert will go towards installing modern facilities suitable for community use at Holy Trinity. The ticket price includes an afternoon tea.

Tickets are available at the door or can be booked in advance by telephone on 01229-772084.