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.
Our Friday Lunchtime Concerts have now moved to being online due to the church being closed because of covid-19. You can view the concert every Friday at midday via our Facebook page.
6th: LIPS wind quintet and pianist Steve Carroll-Turner play quirky, cheerful music by Francaix and Nielsen, and the wonderful, rarely performed sextet by Gordon Jacob.
13th Meera Maharaj (flute) and Dominic Degavino (piano) will perform Sonata in E minor by J.S Bach and Sonata for flute and piano by Prokofiev.
20th: Classical Bohemians (formerly Classical Folk) are Sylvia Akagi (voice and flute), Andrew Wickens (violin) and Peter Golden (guitar). Light Classical music and song: Russian, gypsy, romantic.
27th: 'Portraits of love and passion' - From the vivid Spanish colours of De Falla's Siete Canciones to the intimacy and warmth of Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben, with solo piano pieces from Granados and Brahms to complement. Eva Rustige (soprano) and Joe Ward (piano).
3rd: Maggie Grimsdell and Caroline Collingridge (piano & flute) present a tour around Europe, visiting France, Germany, Scandinavia en route...
10th: Luigi Boccherini's Stabat Mater. Julia and Rosemary Kemp will be performing the 1781 version for solo soprano and piano. Set on Good Friday, it reflects upon the suffering of Christ on the cross and the anguish of Mary as she keeps vigil.
17th: Pianist Luke Welch. This performance features an exciting collection of works which balance lyricism and virtuosity. The program includes a selection of Domenico Scarlatti keyboard sonatas, Mozart Sonata in A Minor, K. 310, and Chopin Scherzo No. 1, Op. 20.
24th: Jenny McCalmont and Louise Gledhill (Sopranos) with Andrew Robinson (Baritone) and Jonathan Lilley (Piano) perform trios by William Byrd, Handel and Mozart, duets by Mendelssohn, James Macmillan's 'Scots Song' and a scene from Monteverdi's L'incoron
May – Festival Friday Lunchtime Concerts
1st: Ayla Sahin (Violin), Jonah Spindel (Cello) and Konya Kanneh-Mason (Piano) performing Haydn piano trio c major Hob XV and Mendelssohn piano trio in s minor.
8th: Jonathan Ma, winner of the 2019 Springboard concerto open class (under 25) competition. Accompanied by pianist Matthew Leung. A programme featuring imaginative music from different periods, exploring the sound world of flute and piano.
15th: NO LUNCHTIME CONCERT
22nd: A recital by a prize-winning performer of the 2020 concerto competition at Springboard – Brighton & Hove Performing Arts Festival, which provides a platform for talented young musicians from Sussex and beyond.
29th: Pianist Yoon-Seok Shin returns to Brighton Unitarian with a programme entitled “The Art of Classical Music”.
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