A baroque ensemble will show their musical prowess at Bury Parish Church on Friday.

Telemann Baroque Ensemble will perform at the town centre church at 12.30pm.

The ensemble's director, Peter Collier, who graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and London University, will direct from the harpsichord.

Peter is also the director of Baroque Week Summer School for which he has built up a library of several thousand music scores.

It is also used by the emsemble, which has appeared at a variety of venues including Tatton Park, Tabley House, Walton Hall, Manchester Cathedral and has been performing for 25 years at Uppermill Festival.

Among the ensemble is Alistair Roberts, John Goodstadt, Roger Bisby and Elaine Turnock.

Alister began playing the flute aged 12 and was awarded a Junior Exhibition at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied for four years with David Butt and Trevor Wye.

On leaving college, he taught in Yorkshire and in 1980 moved to Lancashire as head of music at a comprehensive school.

He is a member of Kell Wind Trio and plays with the Cheshire Sinfonia and Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra.

His solo performances have included the Bach Suite in B minor, the 2nd 4th & 5th Brandenburg Concertos, the Nielsen Flute Concerto, the Chaminard Flute Concertino, the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto and concertos by Khachaturian and Telemann.

John, who plays on a viola made in the Tyroll area of Italy from the early 17th Century, studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire with John Brearly and John White.

After graduating in 1981, he spent two years playing Italian opera and ballet at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo Sicily.

Despite a career in computing during the mid-80s, he continued playing regularly with Stockport Symphony Orchestra, Wilmslow Opera and the Gawsworth Hall Summer Festival.

Roger was taught to play the cello from the age of 11 years by his grandfather, who has been a musician in a theatre orchestra all his life.

Roger has played ever since in various groups and music has always been a great source of joy to him.

He read Chemistry at University and is now Professor Emeritus of the University of Salford.

Although he has played in several orchestras, his main commitments nowadays are with the Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra and the Telemann Baroque Ensemble.

Elaine began playing the violin, aged 8, under the tuition of Robert Fry, violist for over 30 years with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 1969, she was one of the first girls to be awarded a place at Chetham’s School of Music when it became co-educational and at 14, she joined the Merseyside Youth Orchestra which was conducted by Sir Simon Rattle with occasional concerts conducted by Sir Charles Groves.

Elaine also studied under John Georgiadis, leader of the LSO and 1976, she was awarded a place at the Royal Academy of Music where she studied violin with Derek Collier.

Elaine has played with various orchestras in the North West, leading the Sale Chamber Orchestra and for 30 years has led the Carlton Ensemble and the Serenade Quartet.

Tickets, which will be available to buy on the door, are priced at £5 and refreshments will be sale in the church from 11.30am