A SPECIAL concert is being held at St Mary's Church, Warren, near Pembroke, on October 25.

Award-winning composer and organist Christopher Totney will be giving a concert on a famous organ that reputedly once belonged to Felix Mendelssohn.

The evening takes place from 7pm.

Chris Totney was born in Stourbridge, West Midlands in 1982, and his love of music was quickly established during his time as a chorister at St Thomas' Church in his home town. Having turned to the organ bench when his singing days as a treble were done, he went on to read music at Durham University.

He then spent two years as organ scholar of Durham Cathedral gaining both the Associateship and Choral Directing diplomas from the Royal College of Organists. Now head of keyboard studies at St Mary's School, Calne, he is also organist and choirmaster at St John the Baptist Church, Devizes.

Since 2011 he has worked tirelessly to build up and establish its reputation as one of the leading parish church choirs in England.

St Mary’s is honoured to welcome this talented performer to Warren Church and hope many of you will take this unique opportunity to listen to his music surrounded by the superb acoustics in this historic setting.

Tickets at £7 per person, including a glass of wine, may be purchased at the door, or in advance from Pembroke Castle Shop.