Friday Lunchtime Concerts

All concerts start at 1.00 pm and last for about 45 minutes.

The concerts are free with a voluntary retiring collection.

No tickets are needed – everyone is very welcome.

We attract many of the best musicians in London, and aim for a ‘Wigmore Hall’ standard of performance. 

All concerts are organised by Hugh Mather.  We have a fine Bosendorfer concert grand piano which was previously used by the BBC for broadcasts from Maida Vale studios.

Musicians wishing to perform should write to Dr Mather at hmather@btopenworld.com  .

All proceeds go to St Barnabas Funds.  Over £205,000 has been raised since 2007.

Click here for an ARCHIVE of over 400 lunchtime concerts  and 19 major festivals held since 2007, and a list of over 400 musicians who have performed in our concerts.

April 7th Katerina Nazarova (violin) Olga Sitkovetsky (piano)
Tchaikovsky: ‘Meditation’ from Souvenir d’un lieu cher
Franck: Sonata for violin and piano
Heifetz/Prokofiev: ‘March’ from Love for Three Oranges
April 14th Good Friday – no concert
April 21st Richard Birchall (cello) Rosie Richardson (piano)
Bridge: Cello sonata
Chopin: Cello sonata in G minor Op 65
April 28th Hao Zi Yoh (piano)
Haydn: Piano sonata in D Major Sonata HobXVI:37
Chong Lim Ng: A Distant Voice of the Rainforest
Schumann: Fantasy in C Op 17
May 5th Alexandra Lomeiko (violin) Gamal Khamis (piano)
Beethoven: Violin sonata in E flat Op 12 no 3
Prokofiev : Five Melodies Op 35 b
Ravel: Violin sonata in G
May 12th  Vitaly Pisarenko (piano)
Schubert: German Dances D 790
Rachmaninov: 9 Etudes-tableaux Op 39
May 19th The Del Mar Piano Trio
Bridge: Three Miniatures for Piano Trio
Britten: Introduction and Allegro for Piano Trio
Charlotte Bray: ‘Those Secret Eyes’ from Two Shakespeare Pieces
Bridge: Phantasie Trio
May 26th  Florisma Baroque Ensemble
Penelope Appleyard (soprano) Michelle Holloway (recorder) Hetti Price (baroque cello/viola da gamba) Sara Wilander (harpsichord) Aileen Henry (trip harp)
A Secret Garden’  – works by Purcell, Handel, Arne etc
June 2nd  Michael Petrov (cello) Erdem Misirlioglu (piano)
Carter : Figment 1 for solo cello
Poulenc: Cello sonata Op 143
Saint-Saens : The Swan
June 9th  Musicians from the London College of Music
June 16th Corinne Morris (cello) Petr Limonov (piano)
Rachmaninov : Elegie Op 3 no 1
Rachmaninov : Vocalise
Rachmaninov : Cello sonata in G minor Op 19
June 23rd Beethoven Piano Society of Europe junior prizewinner recital –
Rebecca Leung
Beethoven: Sonata in C# minor Op 27 no 2 ‘Moonlight’
Chopin: Fantasie in F minor Op 49
Debussy: La Cathédrale Engloutie
Debussy: Feux d’artifice
June 30th The Blaze Ensemble
Beethoven: Septet in E flat Op 20
July 7th George Barton (percussion) Siwan Rhys (percussion) 
July 14th Hugh Mather (organ)
Lecture / recital – All about the St Barnabas Organ…

 

Location : St Barnabas church is on the corner of Pitshanger Lane and Denison Road, in North Ealing. Its postcode is W5 1QG. Parking is always available on neighbouring streets, and there are no meters or residential parking schemes. The nearest tube stations are Ealing Broadway (on the Central and District Lines) and Hanger Lane (on the Central Line). From Ealing Broadway, use the E2 or E9 bus services. Taxis are also available outside Ealing Broadway tube station. The church is a 15 minute walk along Brunswick Road from Hanger Lane tube.