Bath’s newest chamber ensemble, the Sulis Ensemble, aims to bring back beautiful chamber music to local bars and salons – or in this case, the gracious church of St Bartholomew in Corsham.

The concert on Sunday afternoon, part of the Corsham Festival Fringe, showcased the talents of these five young performers, just a year after they formed - with Jamie Hughes playing first violin, Sue Lord on second violin, Lindsay Endean on viola, Kate Robey on cello and Michael Cainen on double bass.

The programme included Dvorak’s String Quintet No 2, Eight Pieces by Hindemith and Elgar’s Serenade. This interesting combination began with the elegant English music of Elgar, concluding with Dvorak’s colourful, romantic quintet, a piece filled with the echoes of eastern European folk tunes that to conjure up all manner of colourful stories over the course of its four movements. Hindemith, a composer I hadn’t encountered before, provided a quirky early-twentieth century interlude between the two.

The young performers were impressive – relaxed but serious and committed, working well together and rising to the challenge of playing three very different pieces. Cellist Kate Robey, for me, gave the outstanding performance of the concert with her mature, subtle style – particularly in the Dvorak Quintet.

Certainly a new ensemble to look out for.