Classical Music Players

Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime concerts every Friday 12.30 - 1.15 pm

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

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

Wheelchair accessible venue.

Capacity is limited due to the current restrictions.

28 guests only until 19th July.

Listings:

21st May - Stephen Carroll Turner (Piano) & 

Siriol Hugh-Jones (cello)

Beethoven  Sonata in A major Op 69    

1. Allegro ma non tanto    2. Scherzo  (allegro molto   3.  Adagio cantabile  -  Allegro vivace

Faure     Elegie  Op 24

Martinu   Variations on a Slovakian theme.

28th May - Joe Ward (Piano)

Romantic intensity from Bach to Brahms - a dramatic and rich programme of music from Bach at his most darkly dramatic to the deeply felt late piano music of Johannes Brahms, ranging from sorrow and passion to gentle consolation and heroism. With a little light relief from Debussy or Granados, or both, along the way!

4th June  - Nick Andrews (Piano)

Nick Andrews returns to Brighton Unitarian Church

After all this time, popular local pianist, Nick Andrews, is utterly delighted to play a recital featuring JS Bach's  extraordinary English Suite in g minor, J Haydn's glorious G major sonata and an exquisite group of pieces by J. Rameau. These will be introduced with his usual humour and his unusual rambling thoughts.

11th June - Mehreen Shah (Soprano)

‘Inspired: Songs of Hope’, accompanied by Birgit Rohowsky. Programme includes uplifting songs by Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Schubert, and Armstrong Gibbs, plus arias by Menotti and Puccini.

18th June - Belladonna: Sue Mileham (Soprano) Jane Plessner (Clarinet) Nicola Grunberg (Piano)

BELLADONNA is the entertaining trio of the Soprano Sue Mileham, Clarinettist Jane Plessner and the Pianist Nicola Grunberg. Working together over the past five years they have compiled programmes ranging from traditional to contemporary repertoire with some arrangements of their own thrown in.

25th June - Elia Stavrou (Piano)

Chopin: Nocturnes op.27 no.1 & no.2 Chopin: Ballade no.1

Fauré: Barcarolle no.1, no.10, no.12 Respighi: Notturno for Piano

2nd July - Evelyn Harrison (Saxophone) 

Zhanna Kemp-Dashkovskaya (Piano)

Evelyn and Zhanna recently formed as a Saxophone and Piano duo and will play an eclectic programme of saxophone music from Tchaikovsky to Schuloff.

 

9th July - Joe Ward (Piano) Deirdre McCabe (Soprano)

Romantic intensity from Bach to Brahms - a dramatic and rich programme of music from Bach at his most darkly dramatic to the deeply felt late piano music of Johannes Brahms, ranging from sorrow and passion to gentle consolation and heroism. With a little light relief from Debussy or Granados, or both, along the way!

16th July - Brighton Chamber Ensemble (Piano)

The Brighton Chamber Ensemble are delighted to be performing piano quartets by Mozart and Peter Copley, in a programme postponed from last year.

23rd July - Stuart Deeks (Violin / Cello)

30th July - Lyndsay Jeffery (clarinet)

and Nick Andrews (piano)

Lyndsay Jeffery and Nick Andrews are pleased to return to the Unitarian Church to play Weber’s virtuosic Clarinet Concerto No. 2 followed by Paul Reade’s sublime Suite from "The Victorian Kitchen Garden"

Capacity limitations to be dropped. 

Tea and coffee before the concert will reopen