Friday Lunchtime Concerts
Lunchtime Concerts every Friday, 12.30 – 1.15 pm
Raising money for the Church Building Appeal Fund
Tickets on the door. Admission via donation. Suggested donation £4.
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.
1st: Pianist Ivan Hovorun will play Ludwig van Beethoven's, Piano Sonata No. 29 in B♭major, Op 106, Hammerklavier.
8th: Composer and guitarist Matthew Sear performs a selection of music from around the world. Includes music by Lauro, Satie, Albeniz, Heitor Villa-Lobos and original compositions.
15th: The LIPS quintet is delighted to return to Brighton Unitarian Church for the sixth time in four years. Once again we shall be bringing an action-packed programme of playfully virtuosic contemporary wind quintet music.
22nd: 'Odes to Autumn‘. A recital of opera and Lieder with works by Respighi, Donizetti, Britten, Copland, Duparc and Berlioz, celebrating melancholic folk elements in English, French and Italian music. Ingunn Gyda Hrafnkelsdóttir and Veronika Rettich (sopranos), Siobhan Mooney (mezzo-soprano) and Joe Ward (piano).
29th: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and a soprano sings - Olive Murray sings a varied and entertaining selection of songs encompassing the four seasons accompanied by Christopher Foreman.
6th: The Lyrical Euphonium. Martin Smith accompanied by Chris Coote. Includes works by Hummel, Strauss, Sir Karl Jenkins, Mahler, Sarasate and Vaughan Williams.
13th: The a capella group A Bunch Of Daph’s return with a programme of Advent & Christmas music ranging from the mediaeval period to popular favourites from the 20th century.
20th: Nick Andrews & Friends Christmas - becoming a BUC tradition. Arrive in good time to ensure a seat.
3rd: Alex Bondonno (saxophone) and Joss Peach (piano) come together for a lunchtime jazz recital. These renowned jazz musicians perform interpretations of classic jazz standards from Horace Silver, Abdullah Ibrahim, Thelonious Monk and more, plus original compositions.
10th: Solo guitarist Nick Tudgey playing a mixture of songs from Country to Classical, Ragtime to Jazz, Movie Scores and 16th Century Lute music, all arranged for solo guitar in the style of Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel.
17th: Luca Luciano presents his 'Clarinet Solo Project' featuring original material along with music by Stravinsky and Berio as part of a UK tour to promote his new album.
24th: Di Bari - Semerano Piano Duo. Pianists Giulia Semerano and Filippo Di Bari playing W. A. Mozart, Variations in G Major K 501. J. Brahms, Variations on a theme by R. Schumann op. 23. A. Casella, Pagine di guerra op. 25
31st: Pianist Constance Chow performs lesser known piano works - Maurice Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales and York Bowen's Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 72
7th: Nick Andrews is joined by young soprano Rose Berelowitz for a recital of beautiful songs including works by Faure and Mozart.
14th: Lyndsay Jeffery and Nick Andrews play a selection of well-known music for clarinet and piano. Across the eras, from classical to jazz to 20th century, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!
21st: Mary Culloty O' Sullivan is an Irish Soprano. Her programme is a delightful selection of Irish Ballads, Italian Aria and Love Songs.
28th: Maria Gibson & Lisa De Simone – Duo MaLi. Violin and classical guitar playing Piazzolla. Cafe’, Bordell, Libertango; Villa Lobos (Bachiana Brasileira n 5); Granados (Playera); Pujol. Palermo, Condombe, St Telmo from suite Buenosaires; Ibert Entract
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