Friday Lunchtime Concerts
Lunchtime Concerts every Friday, 12.30 – 1.15 pm
Raising money for the Church Building Appeal Fund
Tickets on the door. Admission via donation. Suggested donation £4.
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.
6th: The Lyrical Euphonium. Martin Smith accompanied by Chris Coote. Includes works by Hummel, Strauss, Sir Karl Jenkins, Mahler, Sarasate and Vaughan Williams.
13th: The a capella group A Bunch Of Daph’s return with a programme of Advent & Christmas music ranging from the mediaeval period to popular favourites from the 20th century.
20th: Nick Andrews & Friends Christmas - becoming a BUC tradition. Arrive in good time to ensure a seat.
3rd: Alex Bondonno (saxophone) and Joss Peach (piano) come together for a lunchtime jazz recital. These renowned jazz musicians perform interpretations of classic jazz standards from Horace Silver, Abdullah Ibrahim, Thelonious Monk and more, plus original compositions.
10th: Solo guitarist Nick Tudgey playing a mixture of songs from Country to Classical, Ragtime to Jazz, Movie Scores and 16th Century Lute music, all arranged for solo guitar in the style of Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel.
17th: Luca Luciano presents his 'Clarinet Solo Project' featuring original material along with music by Stravinsky and Berio as part of a UK tour to promote his new album.
24th: Pianist Giulia Semerano plays W. A. Mozart, Variations in G Major K 501;
J. Brahms, Variations on a theme by R. Schumann op. 23; A. Casella, Pagine di guerra op. 25.
31st: Pianist Constance Chow performs lesser known piano works - Maurice Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales and York Bowen's Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 72.
7th: Nick Andrews is joined by young soprano Rose Berelowitz for a recital of beautiful songs including works by Faure and Mozart.
14th: Lyndsay Jeffery and Nick Andrews play a selection of well-known music for clarinet and piano. Across the eras, from classical to jazz to 20th century, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!
21st: Mary Culloty O' Sullivan is an Irish Soprano. Her programme is a delightful selection of Irish Ballads, Italian Aria and Love Songs.
28th: Maria Gibson and Lisa De Simone – Duo MaLi. Violin and classical guitar playing Piazzolla: Cafe, Bordell, Libertango; Villa Lobos: Bachiana Brasileira n 5; Granados: Playera, Pujol, Palermo, Condombe, St Telmo from suite Buenosaires; Ibert Entract.
6th: LIPS wind quintet and pianist Steve Carroll-Turner play quirky, cheerful music by Francaix and Nielsen, and the wonderful, rarely performed sextet by Gordon Jacob.
13th Meera Maharaj (flute) and Dominic Degavino (piano) will perform Sonata in E minor by J.S Bach and Sonata for flute and piano by Prokofiev.
20th: Classical Bohemians (formerly Classical Folk) are Sylvia Akagi (voice and flute), Andrew Wickens (violin) and Peter Golden (guitar). Light Classical music and song: Russian, gypsy, romantic.
27th: 'Portraits of love and passion' - From the vivid Spanish colours of De Falla's Siete Canciones to the intimacy and warmth of Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben, with solo piano pieces from Granados and Brahms to complement. Eva Rustige (soprano) and Joe Ward (piano).
3rd: Maggie Grimsdell and Caroline Collingridge (piano & flute) present a tour around Europe, visiting France, Germany, Scandinavia en route...
10th: Luigi Boccherini's Stabat Mater. Julia and Rosemary Kemp will be performing the 1781 version for solo soprano and piano. Set on Good Friday, it reflects upon the suffering of Christ on the cross and the anguish of Mary as she keeps vigil.
17th: Pianist Luke Welch. This performance features an exciting collection of works which balance lyricism and virtuosity. The program includes a selection of Domenico Scarlatti keyboard sonatas, Mozart Sonata in A Minor, K. 310, and Chopin Scherzo No. 1, Op. 20.
24th: Jenny McCalmont and Louise Gledhill (Sopranos) with Andrew Robinson (Baritone) and Jonathan Lilley (Piano) perform trios by William Byrd, Handel and Mozart, duets by Mendelssohn, James Macmillan's 'Scots Song' and a scene from Monteverdi's L'incoron
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