CLASSICAL guitarist Manus Noble will bring the sounds of Spain and Latin America to Witney on Friday.

The graduate of the Royal Academy of Music will perform at the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Concert, part of Witney Music Society’s winter concert season.

The concert at Wood Green School will feature a programme of mainly 20th century music, including works by Barrio, Albeniz, Piazzolla, along with contemporary works by composers from countries ranging from Cuba to Japan.

Mr Noble has given recitals and master classes at festivals including the Cheltenham Guitar Festival, Bath International Guitar Festival and London International Guitar Festival.

He has been accepted on to the Countess of Munster recital scheme, which was set up by the Countess, Hilary Wilson, a lifelong music devotee, in 1958 to provide support for young musicians.

Each year Witney Music Society organises a winter programme of six live classical music concerts on the second Friday of each month from October to March.

Tickets, priced £11, £10 for concessions £10 and £1 for under-19s, are available on the door, or in advance from Music Stand in High Street, Witney, the Rapture music shop in the Woolgate Centre or Greenway Antiques in Corn Street.

Friday’s concert at the school, in Woodstock Road, begins at 7.30pm.

  • For more information about Witney Music Society and its concert programme, see or call its chairman, Dr Tom Jones, on 01993 702296