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 £210,000 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.

Oct 27th Talent Unlimited prize : Callum McLachlan   (piano)
Chopin: Piano sonata in B flat minor Op 35 ‘Funeral March’
Chopin: Barcarolle Op 60
Barber: Piano sonata op 26
Nov 3rd Ben Tarlton (cello) Rosie Richardson (piano)
Debussy: Cello sonata
Brahms: Cello sonata in F major Op 99 
Nov 10th Emmanuel Bach (violin) Jenny Stern (piano)
Beethoven: Violin sonata in G Op 30 no 3
Pascal: Violin sonata no 2
Albeniz arr Heifetz; Sevilla
Nov 17th The London Panufnik piano trio
Beethoven: Piano trio in C minor Op 1 no 3
Smetana: Piano trio in G minor
Nov 24th Irene Veneziano (piano)
Rachmaninov : Polichinelle Op 3 no 4
Rachmaninov: Elegie Op 2 no 1
Debussy: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (from Children’s Corner)
Debussy: Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamesque)
Liszt: Sposalazio (from Annees – Italie)
Chopin: Ballade no 1 in G minor Op 23
Dec 1st Musicians from St Benedict’s School 
Christmas break…
 Jan 5th Brierch Vourch (violin) Jennifer Hughes (piano)
Schubert: Grand Duo in A D574
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccios
 Jan 12th The Nicolo Piano Quintet
Schumann: Piano quintet in E flat Op 44
 Jan 19th Viv McLean (piano)
Chopin: Nocturne Op 37 no 1 in G minor
Chopin: Nocturne Op 72 no 1 in E minor
Beethoven: 7 Variations on ‘God save the king’ WoO 78
Brahms: Variations and fugue on a theme of Handel Op 24
 Jan 26th Patricia Hammond (soprano) and the Lovekyn Baroque Consort
Folk songs and songs of ‘Old England
 Feb 2nd Ulrich Heinen (cello) John Humphreys (piano)
Bach: Gamba Sonata No.1 in G major BWV 1027
Beethoven: Seven Variations on ‘Bei Männern’ WoO46
Webern: Three little pieces Op 11
Schubert: Sonata in A minor (‘Arpeggione’) D821
 Feb 9th John Granger Fisher (piano)
Programme to follow
 Feb 16th The Blaze Ensemble
Dvorak: Wind Serenade Op 44
 Feb 23rd The Opal Piano Trio
 March 2nd Ellie Lovegrove (trumpet) Richard Moore (organ) 
 March 9th Vitaly Pisarenko (piano)

 

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.