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Classical Music Players

Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime concerts every Friday
Concert: 12.30-1.15pm 

£5 suggested donation - cash or card
Tea, coffee & biscuits available from 12 noon

Our Friday lunchtime concerts are diverse - mostly classical but also contemporary, jazz and folk, with many showing off our beautiful Steinway piano.

The performers are a mixture of top local talent and touring musicians from across the globe.

These affordable concerts are the perfect way to spend your Friday lunchtimes, enjoying a rich variety of music in our beautiful Grade II listed church, located right in the cultural heart of the city. 

Enjoy a hot drink before the concert starts, browse our craft stall selling home-made gifts and cards to raise funds for the church, and get to know your fellow concert-goers.

Tea/coffee served from 12 noon in the church hall on a donate as you feel basis.

Wheelchair accessible venue.

 

Everyone welcome.

Listings: May to July 2024

In May we are delighted to present a series of Showcase Concerts featuring some of the most accomplished musicians to have performed at Springboard – Brighton & Hove Performing Arts Festival.

 

31st May

Flautist Leah Hallinon performed in Springboard for many years. She is now at the Royal College of Music and will be playing pieces by CPE Bach, Dutilleux and Ganne. Classical guitarist Zoe Barnett is also studying at the RCM, where she is kindly supported by The Derek Butler Trust. She will be playing a programme featuring works by JS Bach and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

 

Springboard takes place during weekends in March and provides a friendly and supportive platform for musicians of all ages. The festival celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Please visit their website at: www.springboardfestival.co.uk

7th June

The exciting young Bolivian pianist José Navarro-Silberstein returns to perform Mozart’s Rondo in A minor, K.511, Grieg’s Holberg Suite Op.40 and Villa-Lobos’ Ciclo brasileiro W.374.

 

14th June 

The LIPS Wind Quintet are back again with Samuel Barber’s Summer Music (Op. 31) and David Maslanka’s Quintet for Winds No.3.

 

21st June 

From introspective depths to celebratory heights: Grieg’s beloved piano sonata takes centre stage in this performance by pianist Lewis Kingsley Peart, flanked by evocative miniatures and Grainger’s vibrant folk-inspired gems.

 

28th June 

Lucy Mair (soprano) and Zhanna Kemp-Dashkovskaya (piano) explore cautionary tales and words of wisdom in songs by Rachmaninoff, Madeleine Dring, Cecile Chaminade and traditional songs.

 

5th July

Matthew Sear (guitar) presents a programme that includes music by Bach, Handel, right through to Messiaen, and some original pieces too.

12th July

Nick Andrews is thrilled to be playing again for mezzo soprano Rose Berelowitz, who has just graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, with a lovely programme of beautiful songs for a summer lunchtime.

 

19th July

As part of his summer tour of the UK, American pianist Roman Rudnytsky presents “A Pianistic Kaleidoscope”: music by Rossini, Ravel, Debussy & Liszt.

 

26th July

The Brighton Chamber Ensemble play one of the great works of the chamber music repertoire: the glorious Piano Quintet by Robert Schumann. This is preceded by a beautiful rarity: the ‘Poem’ for string quartet by Rebecca Clarke. 

 

No concerts in August - concerts resume Friday 6th September

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