After a glorious summer of music making, the King Charles the Martyr (KCM) Church's seventh annual concert series is drawing to a close.

This year has been exceptional with a range of music from string quartets, a harp player, a violin and guitar folk duo to vocal soloists all of which have comprised local musicians, showing what musical talent there is in Cornwall.

Originally set up by Lance and Julie Foy seven-years-ago, the concerts have raised money for the church and local charities. For the last two years the church has supported the Cornwall Music Service Trust. The concert on Saturday was given by the CMST woodwind tutors.

After the concert, the Parish Church Music Fund presented a cheque to Verena Watkiss, the head of the CMST woodwind team, from donations made after each concert. The trust provides instrumental and vocal tuition to children and young people in schools throughout the county

Last year KCM supported a young, talented flautist, Maia Roberts, in the purchase of a new flute. This year it is supporting Charlie Hodge, a percussionist from Camborne, who has just started his first term studying at The Guildhall of Music.

The Greenbank Hotel has sponsored the concert series for the second year and KCM were pleased to welcome Jane Williams, representing the hotel, who made a presentation towards the concert fund.

This Saturday’s concert starts at midday and is being given by Louise Maityland, playing the flute, accompanied by Tania Lord on the piano. Future concerts will be given by Cheryl Rosevear, a soprano soloist who has performed all over the country and lives in Falmouth; “i chitarristi” classical guitar trio and the series will end with Camerata Kernow, a choir from Penzance, on October 28. Plans are already being made for next year’s series and if you would like to be involved or want to know what is coming up in the future, search for King Charles the Martyr on Facebook or pop into the church for more information.