Lunchtime Live - Weekly performances in a variety of genres
St. Francis’ Church, Ashton Gate, North Street BS3 1JP, nr. Tobacco Factory

Performance diary

Variations!
Nov
15
Variations!
Having dazzled the Lunchtime Live audience on previous visits, Richard Leigh Harris now plays a programme of variations for solo piano, with music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schumann and John McCabe.
Friday 15th November 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Nov
22
James Watson guitar
Accomplished classical guitarist, recently featured on BBC Radio 3, James Watson returns to Lunchtime Live with a programme to include music by Bach, Barrios, Tarrega, Albeniz and Constellations by Armand Coeck.
Friday 22nd November 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
There is no recital on Friday 29th November 2019.
Red Deer Sleeping
Dec
6
Red Deer Sleeping
Mog Fry plays songs inspired by elemental nature on ukulele and cuatro, based on poems of the imagist poets of the early 20th Century, including D. H. Lawrence, and of the Victorian and Romantic poets.
Friday 6th December 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
BYOB Choir
Dec
13
BYOB Choir
Led by Julia Turner, this a cappella group for parents, carers and parents-to-be, returns to delight us with their sweet harmonies. Expect a range of songs from Scottish folk to Zulu gospel and a few festive numbers.
Friday 13th December 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Mastersongs
Dec
20
Mastersongs
Niall Hoskin baritone and Stephen Browne piano present a song recital, to include Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams (to verses by Robert Louis Stevenson) and To Music and The Trout by Schubert.
Friday 20th December 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
There is no recital on Friday 27th December 2019.
Jan
3
Los Clandestinos jazz duo
Legendary Bristol pianist John Baggott, known for his work with Portishead, Massive Attack and Robert Plant, joins Pete Judge flugelhorn (Get the Blessing) to explore music from the Great American Songbook.
Friday 3rd January 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
The Biber Recorder Duo
Jan
10
The Biber Recorder Duo
Jennifer Mackerras and Timothy Lanfear play a wide range of recorders in virtuosic music ranging from pre-Baroque to contemporary classical. This performance will include works by Telemann, Quantz and Vivaldi.
Friday 10th January 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Celli Amici
Jan
17
Celli Amici
Enjoy the rich sound of two cellos, played by good friends Jonathan Palmer and David Ellery. Also with Jolyon Laycock piano and Rachel Woolmer cello. Baroque, 19th Century and Contemporary.
Friday 17th January 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance

Performances continue weekly, every Friday throughout the year.
Excepting August, Good Friday and Christmas


Past performances

Classical to Folk
Nov
8
Classical to Folk
Talented classical violinist and Irish fiddle player, Declan Daly (principal violin in the Bath Philharmonia) performs a range of solo violin works and folk tunes.
Friday 8th November 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Rosafresca
Nov
1
Rosafresca
Steve Walters lute and Emily Nunns soprano present a programme of lute songs exploring a wide range of moods. They will be performing songs by Thomas Campion, Philip Rosseter and Robert Johnson.
Friday 1st November 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Wild Words: Jerusalem Zoo
Oct
25
Wild Words: Jerusalem Zoo
An allegorical tale of Belief and the power of the Imagination to create a new Reality. An original story told by Michael Loader, actors Fabian Muldoon and Emily Keeble, with live music Knud Stuwe, recorded music Shafeeq Alsadi and Zaid Hilal.
Friday 25th October 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Oct
18
The Bear Essentials jazz band
Graduates of the Hague/Colman jazz workshops at The Bear, Hotwells, perform standards and not-so standard tunes from the golden age of modern jazz, played by a classic rhythm section fronted by saxes and flute.
Friday 18th October 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Oct
11
Steve Day words and music
Poet, Steve Day returns, with the debut of About The Piano, plus a jazz voice-suite dedicated to Miles Davis. With Mark Langford bass clarinet, piano, David Mowat trumpet, flugelhorn and Julian Dale double bass.
Friday 11th October 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Oct
4
Rustom Battiwalla piano
Drei Klavierstücke D.946 - Schubert
Scherzo No.4 in E Major Op.54 - Chopin
Friday 4th October 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Speranza
Sep
27
Speranza
Kath Sudgen flute, Charles Sudgen cello and Stephen Browne piano return to Lunchtime Live to perform Hummel’s Trio for flute, cello & piano Op.78 and Beethoven’s Sonata in F for cello & piano Op.5 no.1.
Friday 27th September 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Charlie and Jake
Sep
20
Charlie and Jake
Powerful, soulful vocals and rich, jazzy piano. Expect to hear classic jazz numbers from Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone as well as more modern classics and a preview of new material from their upcoming debut EP.
Friday 20th September 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Sep
13
Ben Groenevelt double bass
Sandie Middleton piano
A whistle-stop tour of Europe, with music from France, Spain, Finland, Germany, Czech Republic and Ireland, in tribute to the rich cultural heritage that we share with our European neighbours.
Friday 13th September 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Sep
6
Caroline Clipsham piano
This season opens with award-winning pianist Caroline Clipsham, who has performed throughout the UK and Europe. Today’s programme includes music by Schubert, Schumann and Rachmaninov.
Friday 6th September 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
The Jerry Nicholls Band
Jul
26
The Jerry Nicholls Band
Simply great music from 60s & 70s presented by this Bristol-based band. 6- and 12-string acoustic guitar classics played in two and three part harmony. Come and enjoy favourites from this much-loved era.
Friday 26th July 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Jul
19
John Lambert piano
Simon Greening saxophones
A well-established duo who offer an attractive mix of standards, not-so-standards and originals – perfect summer jazz.
Friday 19th July 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Folks and Bairns
Jul
12
Folks and Bairns
Led by Rosie Sleightholme, new parent and baby choir Folks and Bairns and some members of her Rising Sun Singers perform a range of songs from around the world including lullabies, chants and folk songs.
Friday 12th July 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Classic Musicals of the 50s/60s
Jul
5
Classic Musicals of the 50s/60s
Following on from her successful Lunchtime Live debut, Jenny Richards performs songs from some of the biggest Movie Musicals of all time. Take a trip down memory lane, or should that be Drury Lane!
Friday 5th July 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Visions of Night
Jun
28
Visions of Night
Helen Reid, former BBC Young Musician of the Year piano finalist, plays solo piano music inspired by the night. Her virtuoso repertoire includes Débussy, Poulenc, Bartók, Britten and Gershwin.
Friday 28th June 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Jun
21
Jenna Brown mezzo soprano
Ben Brown piano
A classical recital of English song ranging from Renaissance to the present day. Expect some fine melodies from this established performer.
Friday 21st June 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Dan Phelps
Jun
14
Dan Phelps
Contemporary minimalist composer from South Wales returns to Lunchtime Live with piano works from his new album. “A pleasurable listening experience” – BBC Radio 3’s Rob Cowan.
Friday 14th June 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Jun
7
Sara Temple clarinet
Catherine Milledge piano
A selection of classical and jazz pieces from Brahms to Benny Goodman. Sara Temple delighted the Lunchtime Live audience earlier this year as part of the Three’s Company wind trio.
Friday 7th June 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Music from the Movies
May
31
Music from the Movies
Come to the movies! Lunchtime Live regulars Amelia Goodall violin, Hazel Correa violin and Dan Watts piano perform a programme of beautiful film music in the classical style.
Friday 31st May 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Shakespeare’s Kingdom
May
24
Shakespeare’s Kingdom
Gill Clark mezzo and Niall Hoskin bass-baritone perform solos and duets on a Shakespearean theme, from Elgar, Verdi, Cole Porter and others. Two versatile singers with a wealth of experience in opera and concerts. With Stephen Browne piano.
Friday 24th May 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Partita baroque ensemble
May
17
Partita baroque ensemble
Sonatas from the high baroque period performed by Trevor Furness recorder, Hugh Herzig cello and Ben Brown harpsichord. Music full of joy and beauty played on instruments characteristic of the period.
Friday 17th May 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
May
10
Rachel Fenlon soprano and piano
A unique programme of self-accompanied songs by Schubert, Britten, Alma Mahler and George Crumb. Based in Berlin, Rachel Fenlon has given recitals throughout Europe and Canada.
Friday 10th May 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
May
3
Steve Day words and music
Poet and musician reads from his books The Edge of England (2018) and Curving Sentences (2019). He is joined by David Mowat trumpet and Mark Langford, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone.
Friday 3rd May 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Apr
26
Trevor Carter poet
Award-winning poet and storyteller The Bard of Windmill Hill has performed widely throughout the UK. He is famed for his enthralling stories, provocative and hilarious poetry and brilliant satire.
Friday 26th April 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
There was no recital on Friday 19th April 2019.
Amelia Goodall and friends
Apr
12
Amelia Goodall and friends
Amelia Goodall violin is joined by Dan Watts flute, Wayne Urquhart cello and Ben Brown harpsichord, performing a programme of trio sonatas by Bach, Telemann, Rebel and Quantz on historical instruments.
Friday 12th April 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
BYOB choir
Apr
5
BYOB choir
Lively Bristol-based a capella group of parents, carers and parents-to-be, singing a wide range of songs from pop and protest to spirituals and lullabies.
Friday 5th April 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Mar
29
Helena Torpy violin
John Lambert harpischord, piano
A duo who explore a wide range of the classical repertoire. Today they perform two major works – Bach’s Sonata No. 4 and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 4.
Friday 29th March 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Mar
22
Three’s Company wind trio
An established wind ensemble who pride themselves on the energy and enthusiasm they bring to their music. Founded in 2000 in London, they will be performing works by Handel, Elgar, Mozart and Gershwin.
Friday 22nd March 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Mar
15
Richard Leigh Harris piano
Chorales, transcriptions and waltzes by Bach-Busoni, Reger, Paderewski, Gershwin and Johann Strauss, in a programme of scintillating and virtuoso piano music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Friday 15th March 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Jazzical Swing: Anything Goes
Mar
8
Jazzical Swing: Anything Goes
Great music from the 20s and 30s played by core members of this swing band, in demand in the West Country. Led on the clarinet by Bob Hitchings with vocal numbers from Terri Kinnison.
Friday 8th March 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Julia Turner
Mar
1
Julia Turner
Jazz-loving singer-songwriter performs original songs and thrillingly fresh standards. She spins her stories through intricate vocal melodies and deft finger-picking on the guitar.
Friday 1st March 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Feb
22
Martin Le Poidevin bass-baritone
Sandie Middleton piano
Well-known in the West Country as an oratorio soloist, Martin Le Poidevin here gives a recital of English song, to include Vaughan Williams’ famous Songs of Travel to verses by Robert Louis Stephenson.
Friday 22nd February 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Feb
15
Wayne Urquhart cello
Talented cellist Wayne Urquhart performs Bach’s C major suite for solo cello. He is then joined by violinist Amelia Goodall, in Russian romantic composer Glière’s little-known but beautiful huit morceaux.
Friday 15th February 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Feb
8
Ben Groenevelt double bass
Sandie Middleton piano
A delightful programme which looks forward to Spring, including English folk song, the lush romanticism of Amy Beach, Dvořák’s optimistic Sonatina Op. 100 and some fiery Nuevo tango from Astor Piazzola.
Friday 8th February 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Feb
1
Moussa Kouyate kora
Master Kora player from Senegal, part of the centuries-old Kouyate lineage, griots to the Mandinga kings. He is joined by jazz trumpeter David Mowat with whom he has worked for many years.
Friday 1st February 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Jan
25
Robert Marson bass
John Lambert piano
A recital encompassing the serenity of Beethoven’s song cycle An die ferne Geliebte, the four songs by Strauss Op. 27 (including the sublime Morgen!) and the drama of Wotan’s Farewell from Wagner’s Die Walküre.
Friday 25th January 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Jan
18
Amelia Goodall violin
Judith Templeman violin
Experience the special combination of two violins and the expressiveness and energy conveyed by this virtuoso duo. Bringing you a range of wonderful music from baroque and classical to romantic and folk.
Friday 18th January 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Jan
11
James Watson guitar
Highly accomplished classical guitarist returns to Lunchtime Live to present more gems from his wide repertoire, ranging from the timeless beauty of Bach to the passion of Spanish and Latin American music.
Friday 11th January 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Jenny Richards
Jan
4
Jenny Richards
Songs from vintage shows, featuring hits from the likes of Doris Day and Judy Garland, from popular musicals of Hollywood’s golden era such as Guys and Dolls and Oklahoma. There’s no business like show business!
Friday 4th January 2019
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
There was no recital on Friday 28th December 2018.
Music for two violins and piano
Dec
21
Music for two violins and piano
Amelia Goodall violin, Hazel Correa violin and Dan Watts piano present a programme of classical music to include music from Bach’s double violin concerto and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.
Friday 21st December 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
The End Times Ensemble
Dec
14
The End Times Ensemble
Ray Chappell’s End Times Ensemble. Hendrix meets Balkan and Turkish tunes played on the mandolin with fuzz box and hand percussion by Jack Carver. Precise, arresting, danceable.
Friday 14th December 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Dec
7
John Breese guitar
A recital of classical guitar music as part of his album launch tour. Music ranging from J.S. Bach’s Sarabande & Double from Partita I BWV 1002 to Nikita Koshkin’s The Prince’s Toys Suite.
Friday 7th December 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
There was no recital on Friday 30th November 2018.
Nov
23
Jenna Brown mezzo soprano
Helen Reid piano
Songs and curiosities surrounding the world-renowned British contralto Dame Clara Butt, who lived in BS3 at the turn of the 20th century.
Friday 23rd November 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Teri Bramah
Nov
16
Teri Bramah
Guitarist singer-songwriter inspired by Dylan and Joni Mitchell and the counter culture of the 60s and 70s. She expresses the same themes for today with warmth and a dusky voice.
Friday 16th November 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Eastern Strings
Nov
9
Eastern Strings
An exploration of Middle Eastern music performed by Daphna Sadeh double bass and Knud Stüwe oud. Israeli-born, Daphna is a hugely versatile double bass player and composer.
Friday 9th November 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Lute songs
Nov
2
Lute songs
Lute maker and player Din Ghani, highly regarded champion of early and baroque music, is joined by soprano Marylin Taylor in a programme of songs by Dowland and Purcell and airs de cour by Moulinie.
Friday 2nd November 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Three Rivers
Oct
26
Three Rivers
A close-knit a cappella female harmony group with the sweetest voices, reminiscent of the Andrews sisters. They adapt well-known songs, such as by Paul Simon, Adele and hits from films.
Friday 26th October 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Oct
19
Hayley Guest soprano
Steve Walter lute
A programme of Elizabethan lute songs which has been delighting audiences this summer. A subtle and intimate performance style for which quiet is particularly requested.
Friday 19th October 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Autumn in song, piano and poetry
Oct
12
Autumn in song, piano and poetry
J Nelson Price baritone and raconteur and David Bellamy piano bring you a seasonal programme to include Autumn Leaves, the famous Autumn Concerto for piano and the song East of the Sun.
Friday 12th October 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Wild Words: Dylan and Igor
Oct
5
Wild Words: Dylan and Igor
Wild Words’ new family show fuses the artistry of Dylan Thomas with echoes of Igor Stravinsky through the musicianship of Tim Hill and Martin Solomon alongside storyteller Michael Loader.
Friday 5th October 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Alex Tierney Quintet
Sep
28
Alex Tierney Quintet
Bebop jazz based on Charlie Parker’s harmonies but with Alex’s fresh melodies on alto sax, featuring the wonderful Jim Blomfield on piano.
Friday 28th September 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Sep
21
Ben Groenevelt double bass
Sandie Middleton piano
Highly regarded double bass player and pianist, playing an eclectic mix of music that will appeal equally to the general listener and to the double bass aficionado.
Friday 21st September 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Sep
14
Ana Gomez piano
Classical and jazz pianist who trained at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Grenada, Spain. Now settled and much in demand in Bristol. Playing a Débussy selection including ‘Pour le Piano’.
Friday 14th September 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Sep
7
Richard Stephen Hughes accordion
Helen Jenner flute
South American, Balkan, French and original pieces. Richard’s work has undertones of circus, jazz and mystery: Beautiful, unusual, dark and dextrous.
Friday 7th September 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Vyv Hope-Scott
Jul
27
Vyv Hope-Scott
Clifton-based composer and jazz pianist specialising in production music for TV and media as well as concert performance. Exuberant cross between Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson. Hold on to your hats.
Friday 27th July 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Flexitone
Jul
20
Flexitone
Freeform improvised music. Federico Leonori double bass, Richard Leigh Harris piano and David Mowat trumpet. The guiding principles for the performers are: Listen deeply and commit fearlessly.
Friday 20th July 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Dan Phelps
Jul
13
Dan Phelps
Contemporary minimalist composer and pianist from South Wales creating a lilting meditative ambience. His albums Shadows (2013), Serenity (2013) and Reflections (2010) have been widely enjoyed.
Friday 13th July 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Speranza
Jul
6
Speranza
Kath Sugden flute and Speranza, a flexible chamber group featuring flute, cello, piano and other instruments and performing repertoire from Bach to contemporary works.
Friday 6th July 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Marianna Moralis
Jun
29
Marianna Moralis
Dutch-born, she brings the sweetest voice and an electrifying charisma to a range of European songs, from Jacques Brel to Klezmer and some Middle Eastern songs. Accompanied by veteran duo Chai For Two, David Mowat on trumpet and Knud Stuwe guitar.
Friday 29th June 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Rising Voices
Jun
22
Rising Voices
A moving, joyous choir for people in recovery from various addictions and their families, whose concerts make you feel good to be alive. Singing a mix of well-known songs from around the world.
Friday 22nd June 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Jun
15
Richard Leigh Harris piano
Educated at Ashton Park School he now lectures at Birmingham Music Conservatoire. Equally at home improvising, today his programme includes pieces by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Chopin.
Friday 15th June 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Thornbridge
Jun
8
Thornbridge
An outstanding trio, sometimes foursome, a capella and fiddle outfit of folk singers who include Bristol sea shanties in their set. Powerfully evocative of a recently lost era of Englishness.
Friday 8th June 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
The Conversation
Jun
1
The Conversation
Keith Hyett, in-demand classical guitarist playing original flamenco-influenced compositions and Tim Burroughs, poet who swaps between guitar and sitar. Soulful, thoughtful and reminiscent of George Harrison.
Friday 1st June 2018
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £3 - £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance