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.
Wheelchair accessible venue.
28th: The John Lake Band play a selection of their unique blend of jazz - sometimes borrowing from classical pieces, sometimes from soul and sometimes from prog rock. The band members will be John Lake on piano and keyboards, Alex Bondonno on sax, Jackie Sampson on vocals and percussion, Oz Dechaine on bass and Simon Cambers on drums.
No lunchtime concerts in August
Join us for coffee before the concert and get to know your fellow concert goers. Turn our lovely Friday lunchtime concerts into one of your regular social engagements.
01: Classical Guitarist Matthew Sear. Performing Renaissance, Baroque and original compositions.
08: Joss Peach is an internationally recognised pianist and BAFTA nominated composer. His set will include a wide variety of styles from reflective minimalism to toe-tapping swingers.
15: Pianist John Bruzon will play a programme to include well known works by Brahms, Chopin and Liszt.
22: Rebecca Clarke's extraordinary Sonata for viola and piano, performed by members of the Brighton Chamber Ensemble: Ros Hanson-Laurent and Steve Carroll-Turner.
29: 'Celebrating Haydn' - piano and vocal items by Joseph Haydn, with readings from his letters and diaries. Wendy Tidman & Peter Morris (narrators), Sue Mileham (soprano), Nicola Grunberg & Ambrose Page (piano).
06: Arlene Rolph (soprano) and Johan de Cock (piano) present a varied and contrasting concert of songs by
Händel, Berlioz, Richard Strauss, Federico Mompou, and a selection of folk songs.
13: Nick Andrews is joined by Tony Rutherford for Vaughan Williams' "Songs of Travel" and Quilter's "Five Elizabethan lyrics". A perfect English lunchtime!
20: Violinist Sophia Bartlette. An afternoon of gypsy. Sophia will take you on a trip through Eastern Europe with piano and guitar discovering the story of gypsy and how it influenced classical composers such as Brahms, Bartok and Sarasate.
27: Caroline Collingridge (flute) and Maggie Grimsdell (piano). More wonderful gems by unjustly overlooked composers, written or transcribed for flute and piano.
03: Pianist An-Ting Chang. ‘Carnival of the Animals’. The recital includes music inspired by animals.
10: The Philippe Guyard Saxophone Quartet. This newly-formed ensemble performs a mix of music chosen to highlight the wonderful sound of the saxophone quartet. The ensemble will play arrangements taken from the worlds of jazz, contemporary music, and J. S. Bach.
17: 'All about the birds .....' including songs and piano music by Britten, Head, Ravel and Chausson. Yvonne Patrick (soprano) and Joe Ward (piano).
24: Tim Wilcox (tenor), Andrew Robinson (baritone) and Sue Mileham (soprano). Programme to be confirmed.
01: Plaegan Piano Trio: Helen Sills (violin), Michael Nebe (cello) and Alan Brown (piano). Performing works by Dmitri Shostakovitch and Robert Schumann.
08: Pam Cragg and Maggie Grimsdell (one piano, four hands). A selection of brilliant music by Russian composers and others with a Russian theme including Brahms, Glinka, Glière, Moskowski and Rachmaninov.
15: The a capella vocal group A Bunch Of Daph's will perform a selection of Advent and Christmas music ranging from the mediaeval period to the present day.
22: Please join Nick Andrews and his friends for this year's high quality, surprisingly excellent, Christmas music.
Brighton Unitarian Church