Friday Lunchtime Concerts
Lunchtime Concerts Fridays, 12.30 – 1.15 p.m.
Raising money for the Church Building Appeal Fund
Come and join us, we are easily accessible via the train, bus routes and NCP car parks are within a few minutes walk. The concerts are diverse, mostly classically, but also jazz and folk. The performers are very talented and, most importantly, enjoy what they do; they engage with the audience and always aim to make their concerts a special event for everyone. It is a great way to spend a Friday lunchtime - among friendly people, enjoying lovely music. Do come along and see for yourself.
Enjoy a coffee/tea before the concert and get to know your fellow concert goers. Turn our lovely Friday lunchtime concerts into one of your regular social engagements.
Wheelchair accessible venue.
4th: Pianist Madelaine Jones presents an eclectic programme, juxtaposing well-loved Baroque repertoire with works by 19th century female composers. The programme will include works by J.S. Bach, Clara Schumann ans Louise Farrenc.
11th: "Living Songs" As part of an ongoing performance project programming songs written in the 21st century alongside more well known repertoire, Jessica Summers (soprano) and Jelena Makarova (piano) will perform music by Debussy, songs by Stuart MacRae ("One of the most exciting and expressive composers working today") and Tom Barnes (part of this year's Old Vic 12).
18th: No concert.
25th: Pianist Michael Leach playing Bach’s 1st Partita and Tchaikovsky’s “Seasons” - 12 short “character” pieces, one for each month of the year.
01st : Violinists Yi Lee and Victoria Sawyer. A light programme of music through the ages..
08th: The Brighton Chamber Ensemble play a real rarity and a famous masterpiece, both featuring the clarinet. Mozart’s Kegelstatt trio is one the great chamber works, but this will be a rare chance to hear the beautiful clarinet quintet by Charles Villiers Stanford.
15th: Nick Andrews is joined by Nara Clapperton, Soprano, for a concert of beautiful songs for a Summer lunchtime.
22nd: Lyndsay Jeffery (clarinet) and Nick Andrews (piano) perform a light-hearted selection of works for clarinet and piano. The programme will include music from Ladies in Lavender, The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite and Finzi’s Five Bagatelles.
29th: A capella group Bunch Of Daph’s sings music ranging from the mediaeval period to the present day. The concert will include madrigals by Thomas Morley, arrangements of Yugoslavian folk songs and songs from the shows.
06th: Violinist Corinna Hentschel and pianist Giulio Poggia with a programme that will include Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata.
13th: Uproar at lunchtime: A selection of operatic arias ranging in mood from flirtation to the edge of madness, from Leitrim's own star soprano and Glyndebourne chorister Deirdre McCabe, with Joe Ward on piano.
20th: Pianist Matthew McCombie presents a programme of music by Chopin featuring the second piano sonata and “heroic” polonaise.
27th Jazz pianist Joss Peach returns to BUC with his wife Josie and daughter Poppy; Josie Peach; saxes, clarinet, Poppy Peach; guitar, vocals. The trio will perform a mix of instrumentals and songs from various styles rooted in the jazz tradition.
No lunchtime concerts in August.
Brighton Unitarian Church