A midsummer concert that will draw together an established choir with the best of Pembrokeshire’s young musical talent has inspired a team of amateur chefs to produce a prize-winning menu.

The forthcoming Dyfed Choir Midsummer Music Gala caught the attention of a team from Llysyfran YFC taking part in the cookery competition at the Pembrokeshire YFC Rally.

The theme of the competition was a meal for two to be eaten either before or after a visit to the theatre.

Emily Davies and Caroline Lewis and their trainer Helen Roberts contacted Dyfed Choir when they spotted a poster advertising the June 27th concert at the Torch Theatre.

“We had to use Welsh ingredients so we felt it was important to base it on a Welsh theatre as well as a Welsh performance,’’ Emily explained. “Supporting a theatre close to home as well as a local choir, was just the original idea we were looking for.’’ The choir supplied the team with publicity material and this was used to create a backdrop for the meal of lamb cutlets followed by sponge pudding with local fruits.

The judges were so impressed that the Llysy-fran team won the competition and will now represent Pembrokeshire at the Royal Welsh Show.

Cathy Arthur, a member of Dyfed Choir, said the choir had been delighted to be involved and it had drawn attention to what promised to be a very enjoyable concert.

The concert, sponsored by Chevron, will showcase five of the best local instrumentalists and vocalists from schools across Pembrokeshire.

Tickets costing £12.50 (£10 concessions) are available from the Torch Theatre (01646 695267) and other outlets, including St Davids Bookshop, Victoria Book-shop, Haverfordwest, and Seaways Bookshop, Fishguard.