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.
02nd: Peter Mansfield (trombone) & Kathy Pitt (piano) - a programme to include music by Bach, Gershwin & Marcello.
09th: Jazz vocalist Lou Beckerman and Pianist Joss Peach are delighted to return with ‘A Scattering of Jazz Jewels!’ An inspired journey with fresh interpretations of loved standards plus contemporary originals - soft ballads to blues; samba to swing…
16th: The LIPS Quintet with a concert of lively and graceful wind quintets. Barber's Summer Music will remind us all of the height of summer past, whilst Parker's Mississippi Five will provide a whimsical tour of America!
23rd: Pianist John Bruzon with a programme that will include music by: Scarlatti, Granados, Chopin and Liszt.
30th: Violinist Sophia Bartlette and pianist Anna Kolesnik. Sophia will perform a programme based on music composed in 1918 including: Elgar violin sonata, Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Tanzlied des Pierrot by Korngold.
07th: Pianist Jon Byrne returns to Brighton Unitarian with a programme of baroque, classical and romantic music.
14th: Guitarist Paul Richards performing the guitar music of South America and Spain.
21st: Please join Nick Andrews and some of his lovely friends for what is becoming a BUC tradition - A festive Christmas lunchtime concert.
4th: In her first public concert, young pianist Megan Stevens takes us on a journey from the 18th to the 21st century. Including works by Haydn, Debussy, Bridge and Einaudi.
11th: Maggie Grimsdell (piano) and Caroline Collingridge (flute) celebrate women composers to include Jane Mary Guest, Lili Boulanger, Anne Boyd, Cecilia McDowall, Lara Netzel and first performances this century of two pieces by Avril Coleridge-Taylor.
18th: Jazz pianist Joss Peach returns to the Unitarian with his wife Josie and daughter Poppy; Josie Peach; saxes, clarinet, Poppy Peach; guitar, vocals. The trio will perform as a variety of combinations of solo duo and trio, playing a diverse mix of instrumentals and songs from various styles rooted in the jazz tradition.
25th: Luca Luciano: Contemporary clarinet recital featuring music by Stravinsky and Gershwin along with original material from Luciano's last releases.
1st: A feast of fine woodwind playing: Stephen Carroll-Turner teams up with members of the LIPS wind quintet in the trio for oboe, bassoon and piano by Poulenc, and music by Abrams and Bartok.
8th: Jane Richards (mezzo-soprano), Kevin Starns (tenor) and Rosemary Kemp (piano) with a programme of favourite songs & duets from Viennese operettas.
15th: Violinist Ayla Sahin will perform Beethoven sonata no. 7 in C minor followed by Brahms Sonata no. 1 in G major.
22nd: Alex Bondonno (saxophone) & Joss Peach (piano) come together for a lunchtime jazz recital. These renowned jazz musicians perform mellifluous and melodic interpretations of classic jazz standards from Horace Silver, Abdullah Ibrahim & Thelonious Monk, plus original compositions.
Brighton Unitarian Church