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.
06th: Violinist Corinna Hentschel and pianist Giulio Poggia with a programme that will include Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata.
13th: Uproar at Lunchtime: In a revised programme, an appealing selection of music for voice, flute and piano, including operatic favourites from Puccini and Mozart, beautiful Schubert songs and quirky and tuneful flute and piano music from Soviet Russia. Veronika Rettich (soprano), Polina Loubnina (flute), Zhanna Kemp (piano) and Joe Ward (piano).
20th: Pianist Matthew McCombie presents a programme of music by Chopin featuring the second piano sonata and “heroic” polonaise.
27th Jazz pianist Joss Peach returns to BUC with his wife Josie and daughter Poppy; Josie Peach; saxes, clarinet, Poppy Peach; guitar, vocals. The trio will perform a mix of instrumentals and songs from various styles rooted in the jazz tradition.
No lunchtime concerts in August.
07th: Pianist Stephen Raine returns to open the Autumn series with a programme of works by Handel, Bach, Scarlatti and Beethoven. To include Handel’s “Chaconne” with 21 Variations and Beethoven’s famous “Pathetique" Sonata.
14th: Join Soul Circus for a frolic through a selection of original songs from their sell-out musicals. The songs invite you to fight negative thoughts and laugh at the unreal expectations society pushes on us, have fun and think deep ...it's soul work!
21st: "The Turning Year". Sue Mileham, Soprano and Nicola Grunberg, Piano present songs for all seasons in styles ranging from Classical to Contemporary.
28th: The Evolution of Romantic music through Beethoven to the Chopin era with Pianist Yoon-Seok Shin.
05th: The Brighton Chamber Ensemble.
12th: Pianist Joe Ward. 'En blanc et noir': One hundred years after his death, a celebration of the gorgeous and varied styles of Debussy's piano music, along with pieces by Bach, Gershwin and others.
19th: Pianist An-Ting Chang will play a ‘fantasie’ programme with Chopin’s Fantasie op.49, Gibbon’s Fantasie, Schumann’s Fantasie Op. 17 and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasie Overture.
26th: Lyndsay Jeffery (clarinet) & Nick Andrews (piano) perform a selection of light clarinet classics perfect for an Autumnal lunchtime, including Finzi's Five Bagatelles & Six Studies in English Folk Song by Vaughan Williams.
02nd: Peter Mansfield (trombone) & Kathy Pitt (piano) - a programme to include music by Bach, Gershwin & Marcello.
09th: Lou Beckerman - jazz vocalist, and her fabulous co-musicians 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 Fumi Otsuki and Pianist Georgios Vardakis will play works by Edvald Grieg; Gabriel Faure; Jules Massenet; Lili Boulanger and Claude Debussy.
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 lovely Christmas lunchtime concert.
Brighton Unitarian Church