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.
01st: Lucy Mair (soprano) and Helen Ridout (piano) perform Lieder by Schumann, Strauss and Brahms. To include Schumann's "Frauenliebe und Leben"
08th: Plaegan Piano Trio. Josef Haydn's charming Piano Trio in E minor, Hob. XV:12 is followed by Friedrich Smetana's dramatic and poignant Piano Trio in G minor, Op.15
15th: The LIPS Wind Quintet is delighted to return to Brighton Unitarian. As ever, we will bring a mellifluous murmuration of magical motifs and melodies to help lift you from your March maladies.
15th: "The LIPS Wind Quintet returns to Brighton Unitarian Church. They will bring a mellifluous murmuration of magical (if sometimes manic) motifs and melodies to help lift you from your March maladies". Ibert: 3 Pièces brèves, Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik, Ewazen: Roaring Fork.
22nd: Brian Ashworth & Jon Rattenbury play an exciting and eclectic mix of music for two guitars. The duo will be playing a completely new programme which includes Spanish, Latin American and contemporary works.
29th: Canciones' - Spanish colour and fire from Manuel de Falla, plus piano music from Chopin and others and more vocal surprises! Eva Rustige (soprano) and Joe Ward (piano).
05th: Pianist Jon Byrne returns to the Unitarian lunchtime concert series with a programme to include Mozart, Ravel and Rachmaninov.
12th: Flautist Karen Rash, accompanied by Nicola Grunberg on the piano: French Flute Fancies and a Chaminade Sandwich.
19th: Zoe Peate - soprano, Bryony Prior - horn, Paul Newton - trumpet, Gary Prior - piano. Four musicians with classical, light and jazz backgrounds join together to perform Mozart, Vivaldi, Saint-Saens, plus original arrangements for horn, trumpet, voice and piano.
26th: Piano and Cello Recital. František Brikcius (cello) and Ermanno Bemporad De Stefani (piano)
perform Johannes Brahms: Sonata No 1 in E minor for Cello and Piano, Op 38; Irena Kosíková: 1918 for Cello and piano - Brighton premiere; David Popper: Ungarische Rhapsodie for Cello and Piano, Op. 68
and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Lied ohne Worte für Cello und Klavier , Op. 109
03rd: Pianist Yoon-Seok Shin - from Baroque to Romantic.
10th: NOT LUNCHTIME CONCERT
17th: Pianist Dominic Degavino
24th: Jean-Pierre Brzechwa (countertenor) and Joe Ward (piano) present an entertaining lunchtime concert featuring beautiful songs and pieces by Chopin. Written at various times, from 1829 to 1847, Chopin’s songs brought to the European romantic song repertoire a tone it had lacked before.
31st: ‘A Scattering of Jazz Jewels!’ with FoxiVox: Lou Beckerman, Sarah Carpenter & Carol Sloman. Song, story, musical mischief and jazz with a twist! Loved standards plus eclectic, edgy original material arranged for piano, close harmony vocals, guitar, violin and spoons! ‘Creative, classy and charismatic’.
ALSO....An additional lunchtime concert for the festival season - THURSDAY 16th May
Yvonne Patrick and John Bruzon present a lunchtime recital of well known songs and solo piano music. Programme will include music by Debussy, Richard Strauss, Liszt, Granados and the ever popular Ivor Novello.
Brighton Unitarian Church