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.
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.
12th: Part of a UK tour of churches and cathedrals – contemporary clarinettist Luca Luciano, “Clarinet Solo Project”, featuring original material and music by John Cage.
19th: Shostakovich's haunting viola sonata of 1975 performed by members of the Brighton Chamber Ensemble- Ros Hanson-Laurent and Steve Carroll-Turner.
26th: Brian Ashworth & Jon Rattenbury play an exciting and eclectic mix of music for two guitars. You will hear Baroque & Classical arrangements, music from North and South America, and more.
2nd: Lucy Mair (soprano) and Joe Ward (piano): From Barber to Bernstein: A century of American song.
9th: The LIPS Quintet returns to Brighton Unitarian Church and is joined by Steve Carroll-Turner for a concert including the Mozart Quintet K452 and Ibert's Five Pieces for Wind Trio.
16th: Herschel Quartet will play a quartet written especially for them by composer Barry Mills and the String Quartet by Maurice Ravel.
23rd: Sopranos Rachel Taylor and Jenny McCalmont with a programme of much loved operatic duets, arias and song.
02nd: Sussex Guitar Quartet play works by M. Praetorius, G. P. Telemann, L. Boccherini, A. Marcello, M.D. Pujol and Leo Brower
09th: Pianist Ambrose Page presents a programme of ‘Fantasies & Caprices’, featuring works by J S Bach, Haydn, Hummel and Granados.
16th: Concert Pianist Antonio Oyarzabel will present his debut CD ‘The Inner Child’ with music by Schumann, Debussy, Ravel and Mompou.
23rd: Duo Brikcius, 2 Cellists, 2 Siblings. Anna Brikciusová and František Brikcius performing works by Jacques Offenbach, Gideon Klein, Irena Kosíková and Leoš Janáček.
30th: Uproar at lunchtime: A selection of operatic arias ranging in mood from flirtation to the edge of madness, from Ireland's own star soprano and Glyndebourne chorister Deirdre McCabe, with Joe Ward on piano.
06th: Violinist Sophia Bartlette: ‘Missing Pieces - celebrating Women of Note’. Sophia will celebrate women composers in an exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works for violin and piano.
13th: Jazz vocalist Lou Beckerman with her co-musicians return with ‘A Scattering of Jazz Jewels!’ Fresh interpretations of loved standards plus contemporary originals - soft ballads to blues; samba to swing.
20th: Edwin Pitt Mansfield (baritone) & Kathy Pitt (piano) play Haydn/3 Canzonettas. Schubert/Gesange des Harfners. Vaughan William/Songs of Travel.
27th: Nick Andrews and Friends. Details to be confirmed.
Brighton Unitarian Church