Music

There are music recitals on most Mondays from 1:05 to 2:00 pm (except Bank Holidays, mid July / August, and a few weeks after Christmas and New Year). Admission free / donations welcome.  For recital bookings contact Nigel Grieve nigel.d.grieve2016@gmail.com – ** NB SEE BELOW UPDATE RE COVID – 19 **

We would like to encourage workers in the area to change up your lunchtime routine of eating at your desk, but instead you are welcome to quietly consume sandwiches, tea, coffee, etc. for lunch during our recitals.  ** NB In event of extreme weather conditions in winter check web site before travelling.

Our Wren church provides a beautiful acoustic for those seeking a venue in the City of London for concerts and rehearsals. The nave of the church sits 160 comfortably.

The church possesses a fine Bechstein Grand piano and situated on the west side of the church is a Theodore Bates organ (1848).

On either side of the sanctuary you will find two small choir stalls and on either side of the chancel there are areas that can be used for refreshments.

Recitals

There are music recitals on most Mondays (except in August and Bank Holidays and for a few weeks following Christmas and New Year ) from 1:05 to 2:00pm with free admission. Donations in appreciation gratefully received towards church running costs.You are welcome to quietly consume sandwiches, tea, coffee, etc.

** NB. In event of extreme weather conditions in winter check web site before travelling.

Our Wren church provides a beautiful acoustic for those seeking a venue in the City of London for concerts and rehearsals..

Enquiries are always welcome so please contact recitals coordinator, Nigel Grieve, who organises our regular lunchtime recital series.

The church possesses a fine Bechstein Grand piano and on the west side of the church there is an historic Theodore Bates organ (1848).

Either side of the sanctuary are two small choir stalls and either side of the altar are areas that can be used for refreshments.

2020

 Monday 13th January 2020 – Sofia Gomez Alberto – violin with Arthur Di Francesco – piano

 Prokofiev – Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 2 in D Major op. 94a
Wagner arr. Willhelmj – Albumblatt
Ginastera – Danzas Argentinas op. 2 for solo piano
Ponce arr. Heifetz – Estrellita
Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen

Monday 20th January 2020 – Bernice Lee – oboe with Thomas Ang – piano

          George Frideric Händel (1685-1759) – Oboe Sonata in C minor, HWV 366 (c.1711-1712)

          Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370 (1781)

          Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) – Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra, H. 353 (1955)

          Johaa (1808-1866) – Morceau de Salon for oboe and piano, Op. 228 (1859)

Monday 27th January 2020 – Sirius Chau  – flute with Kumi Matsuo – piano

          “An afternoon in France”

            Bach: Organ Sonata in C minor, BWV 526 (arr. flute and piano), i. Vivace; 

           Faure: Fantaisie, Op. 79; Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; 

          Gaubert: Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando;  Casella: Sicilienne et Burlesque; 

          Hurel: Eolia;  Liebermann: Sonata – Flute & Piano, ii. Presto energico 

Monday 3rd February 2020 – STOP PRESS!  –   Regret there will be NO  RECITAL TODAY

           Mine Dogantan-Dack Trio have been forced to withdraw at short notice

Monday 10th February 2020 – Emmanuel Garnier – piano will play Beethoven & Haydn

           Haydn  – Sonata No, 1

           Beethoven – Variations on a duet by Paisiello – WoO 70

           Beethoven – Sonata “quasi una fantasia” Op 27 n’2 “Moonlight”

           Beethoven – Ten variations on the theme “La stessa, la stessissima”

              from Salieri’s opera “Falstaff”

Monday 17th February 2020 – CantiaQuorum trio –

                  Alex Caldon (Trumpet), Alexandra Caldon (violin) and Libby Burgess (piano).

                  German composers including music by Bach and Brahms

Monday 24th February 2020 – Imperial College Chamber Choir

                 Holst – I love my Love;   Schnittke – Three Sacred Hymns;  

                Rachmaninov –  Panteley the Healer;  Sviridov –  Inexpressible wonder extracts; 

                Park – The song of the light;  Vaughan Williams – Three Shakespeare Songs

Monday 2nd March 2020 – STOP PRESS!! 

                 Change of Recitalists – Juliette Roos / Carsaig Quartet – withdrawn at short notice  

                 Enyuan Khong / De Beauvoir Piano Trio,

                 (semi finalists St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition) will play  

                 Suk Elegie Op 23;   Beethoven Trio Op 1 No 1 in Eb Major, 1st mov.;

                  Mendelssohn Trio Op No 2 in C Minor, Op 66, 1st mov.

Monday 9th March 2020 – Georgina Cohu – soprano with Matthew McLachlan – piano  

                  “Fields of Gold”

              Quella fiamma che m’accende  – Marcello;

              Amore e morte – Donizetti;   Vanne, rosa fortuna – Bellini;

             Nell – Fauré; Chanson D’amour – Fauré;

               Beau Soir – Debussy; Madrigal – Massenet     

              *Piano interlude*- details tbc

               Now sleeps crimson petal – Quilter;

              Let Beauty Awake – Vaughan Williams 

               A Green Cornfield – Head; Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy

Monday 16th March 2020 – NO RECITAL TODAY!! Recital CANCELLED – Arthur Di Arthur Di Francesco Quintet

 Monday 23rd March 2020 – STOP PRESS!! Regret Recital & Tour CANCELLED     

Monday 30th March 2020 –  STOP PRESS!! Regret recital CANCELLED  – Joanne Whalley (Sop.); Paul Blundell (Ten.) Richard Black (Piano)”Bohemian at Heart”

Monday 6th April 2020 – STOP PRESS!! Regret recital CANCELLED  – Svyatoslav “Slava” Antipov – piano

Monday 20th April 2020 – STOP PRESS!! Regret recital CANCELLED – Julian Hellaby – piano

Monday 27th April 2020 – STOP PRESS!! Regret recital CANCELLED  –  Joanna – Cello Quartet

Monday 4th May 2020 – STOP PRESS!! Regret recital CANCELLED –  Marie Finne Bray – mezzo sop. –  “Musical Haven in busy London – Musicals & Masterpieces”

Monday 11th May 2020 – STOP PRESS!! Regret recital CANCELLED  –  Michael Collins “inSONGnin”  ( ex Trinity Laban, Greenwich)

Monday 18th May 2020 – STOP PRESS!! Regret recital CANCELLED –  “Eurus Flutes”  – flute quartet (Trinity Laban)

JUNE / JULY RECITALS ARE CANCELLED IN THE LIGHT OF ONGOING ADVICE IN CONNECTION WITH COVID- 19.

Monday 1st June 2020 –  Marrianne Town Smith – soprano & friends TBA – with piano – REGRET CANCELLED

Monday 8th June 2020 –  Johan “Jay” de Cock – piano – REGRET CANCELLED

Monday 15th June 2020 – Buck Brass Trio – www.buckbrass.com     –  REGRET CANCELLED

Monday 22nd June 2020 –  Aleksandra Hensel Trio – Flute; Cello; Piano – REGRET CANCELLED

Monday 29th June 2020 –  Kitty Berger – soprano – REGRET CANCELLED

** NB. NOTE: DELAY TO RESUMPTION OF RECITALS DUE TO COVID – 19 RESTRICTIONS

We regret that it will NOT be possible to resume the Monday Lunch-time Recitals as planned in September (originally to commence Monday 7th September  2020) .      N.B. – We will not be taking any further bookings until the situation becomes clearer though we are hopeful that it will be possible to resume in due course. 

Applications for bookings invited by email when restrictions are lifted to Nigel Grieve – nigel.d.grieve2016@gmail.com     STAY SAFE!!