A MUSEUM is to welcome a choir as the first performer in its season of concerts.

The Crook and Weardale Choir will perform at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, on March 12.

The concert will be the first of the Music at the Bowes 2005 programme.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £12 (£10 for friends of the museum) and are available from Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP, or by calling (01833) 690606 ex. 233.