EDUARDO NIEBLA, the acclaimed guitarist and composer, has invited 40 members of two York choirs to appear on his new album.

The recording takes places tomorrow at his North Yorkshire studios near Melmerby, featuring members of Millegro and Prima Vocal Ensemble, which are both led by Ewa Salecka. At a later date, 25 singers from Ackworth School will record their parts.

Eduardo has prepared several compositions, two of which he performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2011 and 2012 with the Pavao String Quartet and Queen Mary’s School choir; the others are revisions of pieces he wrote in 2007 for choir, church organ and guitar.

Eduardo rose to fame as a flamenco jazz guitarist found busking in the streets of Covent Garden in the early 1980s, but he began to explore classical music early in his career with his symphonic rock band Atila in Spain, whose influences included Bach and Hendrix.

His own guitar style embraces the lyricism of classical music, something which is celebrated on these new recordings.

The new recording, Eduardo’s 24th CD, has yet to be named; it will be released early next year.