Friday Lunchtime Concerts
Lunchtime Concerts every Friday, 12.30 – 1.15 pm
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.
5th: Violinist Fumi Otsuki and Pianist Sarah Kershaw. "Fjords and Fiddles". With a programme that will include Edvard Grieg; Gabriel Faure; James MacMillan; Ralph Vaughan Williams and Frank Bridge
12th 'On wings of song'. Soprano Alice Bishop with a varied and delightful programme exploring the theme of 'Birds, Bees and Butterflies' and including songs by Brahms, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Strauss, Faure and Debussy.
19th Piano recital by Ingrid Cusido with works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Granados.
26th The John Lake Trio plays Camilo. A concert of compositions by the legendary Michel Camilo. Matt Casterton on bass, Simon Cambers on drums and John Lake on piano.
No lunchtime concerts in August. We look forward to seeing you in September.
6th: Violinist Sophia Bartlette will present a selection of pieces from Jewish composers who were persecuted during and after the war. Forbidden music by Bloch, Weil, Schreker and Schoenberg.
13th: The Music of Trees. A new composition by Geoff Robb inspired by the trees of Sussex. Music that blends Geoff’s background in classical & jazz guitar with his love of Spanish & Celtic music.
20th: Guitarist Jon Rattenbury & Cellist Ivana Peranic present a programme mixing evocative music from Spain and Latin America, with Baroque and Classical works. A rare chance to hear the fascinating sound of cello and guitar performing together.
27th: Jessica Summers and Jelena Makarova return for another recital in their LIVING SONGS project, showcasing songs by living composers alongside more well-known song repertoire.
4th: To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birth, The Kelleth Piano Trio (Rachel Ellis, Siriol Hugh-Jones & Stephen Carroll-Turner) perform her Piano Trio in G minor, alongside the Piano Trio by the wonderful Rebecca Clarke.
11th: Stephen Raine returns to explore one of Schubert’s master works, the Piano Sonata in B Flat Major D.960. Music of intimacy, warmth and luminous melodic beauty.
18th: Shereen Godber and Stuart Deeks, violins, and Ben Hess, cello, play duets and trios. Bach and Bartok, Gibbons and Gliere, Purcell, Haydn and Schubert.
25th: Vocalist Lou Beckerman with a ‘A Scattering of Jazz Jewels!’ Joined by pianist Joss Peach and a surprise guest or two they’ll take you on an inspired journey with their interpretations of loved standards through to contemporary originals.
1st: Pianist Ivan Hovorun will play Ludwig van Beethoven's, Piano Sonata No. 29 in B♭major, Op 106, Hammerklavier.
8th: Composer and guitarist Matthew Sear performs a selection of music from around the world. Includes music by Lauro, Satie, Albeniz, Heitor Villa-Lobos and original compositions.
15th: The LIPS quintet is delighted to return to Brighton Unitarian Church for the sixth time in four years. Once again we shall be bringing an action-packed programme of playfully virtuosic contemporary wind quintet music.
22nd: 'Odes to Autumn‘. A recital of opera and Lieder with works by Respighi, Donizetti, Britten, Copland, Duparc and Massenet, celebrating melancholic folk elements in English, French and Italian music. Ingunn Gyda Hrafnkelsdóttir and Veronika Rettich (sopranos), Siobhan Mooney (mezzo-soprano) and Joe Ward (piano).
29th: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and a soprano sings - Olive Murray sings a varied and entertaining selection of songs encompassing the four seasons accompanied by Christopher Foreman.
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.
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