An eagerly awaited classical concert has been saved from cancellation.

Windsor and Eton Choral Society was planning to perform a choral performance of Handel’s dramatic Oratorio ‘Samson’ at Eton School Hall at the end of March.

The booking was cancelled suddenly as a result of emergency structural work being undertaken on the ceiling of the hall.

Chris Aitken is vice-chair of the Choral Society.

He said: "The search for a venue large enough to accommodate a substantial audience, choir, orchestra and soloists was found after much searching, Windsor Parish Church has now come to the rescue."

The concert will now take place on Friday, March 20th at the Parish Church at 7 30 pm.

It will be conducted by Tim Johnson.

The Windsor and Eton Choral Society will be accompanied by The Orpheus Sinfonia with an array of stunning soloists including Anna Cavaliero, Simon Ponsford, Ben Thapa and Quentin Hayes.

The story of Samson and Dalilah is famous and the choruses featured in this work are amongst the best and most varied which Handel ever composed. Samson also includes a brilliant solo duet for Samson and Dalilah and numerous solo arias of outstanding quality. In Act 1 Samson sings his famous aria Total Eclipse. The second act opens with one of Handel’s most beautiful contralto arias Return, oh God of hosts and ends with the aria Let the bright Seraphim which Kiri te Kanawa sang at Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Tickets are available from 01628 528 041,uk and will be available at the door .