Classical Music Players

Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime concerts every Friday
Concert 12.30 - 1.15 pm
Tea & Coffee 12.00 - 12.30pm
 

The concerts are diverse, mostly classical but also jazz and folk. The performers are a mixture of top local talent and touring musicians from across the globe. These affordable concerts in our beautiful church are a perfect way to spend your Friday lunchtimes. 

Come and have a drink before from our coffee room before the concert starts and get to know your fellow concertgoers.

Wheelchair accessible venue.

£5 Suggested Donation.

Everyone Welcome.

Listings:

20th May - Mateusz Rettner

The extremely accomplished pianist and composer, Mateusz Rettner will play pieces by

Haydn, Chopin, Scriabin, Poulenc, Schubert and Messiaen

 

27th May - The LIPS Quintet

The LIPS Quintet: Dan Elson (Oboe), Hanna Barriga (Flute), Charlotte Woolley (Clarinet), Matthew Sackman (Horn), Rick Yoder (Bassoon) performing Le Tombeau de Couperin - Ravel (arr Mason Jones); Architectonics 1 - Erkki Sven Tuur; Sonata in Bb K358 - Mozart (arr Ryohei Nakagawa).

 

 

3rd June - Nicholas Austin 

Nicholas Austin, classical pianist and post-graduate of the Royal Academy of Music playing Mozart, Chopin and Liszt.

 

 

10th June - Mehreen Shah & Birgit Rohowsky

Women of Note: Soprano Mehreen Shah will be returning to Brighton Unitarian to perform a recital celebrating notable women composers, poets and characters across the centuries.

17th June - Luca Luciano

Italian clarinettist, composer and former lecturer in the UK. Luca Luciano "Clarinet Solo Project": part of a tour to promote Luciano's latest CD presenting music by Gershwin, Cage, Vivaldi, Stravinsky along with original material. 

24th June - Katherine Clarke

Katherine specialises in performing works for singing viola players, showcasing the depth and range of the viola and voice in this unique performance style. Katherine Clarke returns to Brighton Unitarian Church with a programme for solo viola and singing viola player. Music includes a world premiere by Orlando Gough and a brand new arrangement of Panis Angelicus.

 

1st July - Evelyn Harrison and Zhanna Kemp-Dashkovskaya

Evelyn Harrison and Zhanna Kemp-Dashkovskaya recently formed as a Saxophone and Piano duo and will be playing an eclectic programme of music ranging from romantic to jazz.

 

8th July - Elena Toponogova

Elena Toponogova is a concert pianist and chamber musician based in London. Her main interest is Russian repertoire with an especial focus on the work of Nikolai Medtner.  She will play music by F.Schubert, S. Rachmaninov and N.Medtner.

15th July - Ty Jeffries

Ty Jeffries is a composer, lyricist, pianist & entertainer, his compositions span the world of classical music, vaudeville, music hall & golden age Hollywood.  His concert at BUC will be a rare stripped back 'as himself' acoustic performance of his songs & piano music.

22nd July - Siriol High-Jones

Siriol Hugh-Jones (Cello) and Steve Carroll-Turner (Piano) explore works by less well-known 20th-century composers in a programme that takes us from Poland via the USSR to Mexico and Argentina. Solo Cello Sonata No. 1 (1960) by Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996). Cello Sonata (1948) by Blas Galindo (1910-1993). Le Grand Tango by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992). 

29th July - The John Lake Quartet

The John Lake Quartet: John Lake (Piano), Elizabeth Bustard (Saxes and Flute), Matt Casterton (Double Bass) and Simon Cambers (Drums) play a selection of Latin jazz tunes by the late, but eternally great, Chick Corea including Return to Forever, Spain & La Fiesta, Eternal Child, Japanese Waltz and Rumba Flamenca.