THE Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Germany) is coming back to the United Kingdom this summer with a powerful new programme and will be performing in Cardigan.

After several successful European and overseas tours, one of Germany’s finest ensembles will be playing at St Mary’s Church, Cardigan on Thursday, August 16 at 7.30pm.

There will be a diverse program ranging from Antonio Vivaldi and his famous 'La Tempesta Di Mare' to Mozart, Rossini and Niccolo Paganini.

“Classical music the world over” is the motto of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. It is irrelevant for the musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, in the open air, in Cologne Cathedral or in the Sydney Opera House – their enthusiasm to play music is the same every time.

The objective is simple – they want to inspire as many people as possible across all generations to enjoy classical music. The popularity of the ensemble is reflected in the fact that the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne gives around 300 concerts a year around the globe and listeners can look forward to a musical encounter with exceptionally talented musicians.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne was founded in the city whose name they bear: Cologne. The city that is famous throughout the world for its University of Music and its musical and instrumental teaching.

Generations of musicians have been trained there for many decades who, in terms of their musicality, are unparalleled around the world. Taking advantage of this pool of talent, a stock of outstanding musicians has accrued that in a changing cast of musicians take their motto across the world.

Since November 2009, the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne has had a very special partner at their side – the Mercedes-Benz Centre in Cologne. As part of a creative cooperation, this world renowned company, via its branch in Cologne, provides the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne with a comfortable tour bus.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is at home all over the world. Tours regularly take it to New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland and many other countries - and of course to Germany.

In this context, the selection of works and soloists takes on a special significance. The multifaceted composition of the ensemble provides every member of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne with the opportunity to perform as a soloist.

The permanently expanding repertoire of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne consists primarily of hand-picked pieces. The real appeal of the programme lies in the meeting of popular and unknown works from a wide variety of musical epochs.

This sees familiar greats like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi in dialogue with works from people such as Sergei Prokofieff through to the “King of Tango” Astor Piazzolla.

This mix promises great diversity of the very highest order..

Tickets are available from Cardigan Tourist Information Centre, Theatr Mwldan, Bathhouse Road, telephone 01239 613230.