Lunchtime Concerts - 2018 Programme

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The Lunchtime Concerts held at Maldon United Reformed Church are organised by Churches Together in Maldon.  They aim is to present a varied and interesting programme featuring local and national musicians, some of whom are well known in the town and others who will be performing for the first time. One or two concerts a year specifically feature young musicians. 

The informal and friendly concerts are held on the second Thursday and designed to fit into the average 'lunch hour' between 1pm and 2pm.  Patrons are welcome to bring their own lunch and are free to come and go as they wish. Tea and coffee is available from 12.15pm and during the concert.  The concerts are non-profit-making events, with the musicians' fees and costs being met by the voluntary contributions collected at each concert, so no ticket or entry fee is required.

For further information regarding the Lunchtime Concerts click on the link: info@maldonurc.org.uk

LUNCHTIME CONCERTS PROGRAMME FOR 2018

Thursday, 11 January 2018 - Chris Lloyd piano
Chris now calls Germany his home and returns to give his German programme of Wagner, Brahms and Schumann. Chris amazed audiences on his last visit with his wonderful playing.

Thursday, 8 February 2018 - Essex Horns wind ensemble
With Michael King on trumpet and  Ken Bareham, Kevin Simpson and Davina Brazier on saxophones, Essex Horns will be playing music from Gershwin to Bach. They have paid several visits to Maldon, including some of our first concerts.

Thursday, 8 March 2018 - Christopher Roberts and Alan Granville piano duets
Christopher and Alan are old favourites and return to perform some varied pieces.

Thursday, 12 April 2018 - Charlotte Rowan violin
It is Charlotte’s first time here in Maldon and her programme will include Bartok, Szymanowski and Sarasate. Charlotte will also be playing the Vitali Chaconne in G Minor and works by Wieniawski and Bacewicz.

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - Tim Smith piano
Tim will be playing his favourite pieces from various composers including Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata. Tim is also a favourite with our lunchtime audiences.

Thursday, 14 June 2018 - Molly Parsons Gurr and Jennifer Carter piano/cello
Molly has visited before, but today she is introducing Jennifer Carter on cello. Amongst other works, Molly and Jennifer will be playing the Strauss Sonata.

Thursday, 12 July 2018 - Ingrid Cusido piano
London pianist Ingrid has recently travelled the world and this country, and will be playing music from Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven.

Thursday, 9 August 2018 - James Devor organ

James is the organist at Brentwood Cathedral and will include Cesar Franck and Josef Rheinberger in his programme.

Thursday, 13 September 2018 - Dave Brooker jazz piano
Dave has visited the lunchtime concerts twice and comes again with his own style of music and playing.

Thursday, 11 October 2018 - Ian Kelleher guitar
Ian has recently played at Witham lunchtime concerts and others in the region and will return to Maldon.

Thursday, 8 November 2018 - John Pierce and Richard Maison tenor/piano
Those who came to last October’s concert will remember John as the ‘Singing Painter’! Our own pianist Richard Maison will also perform.

Thursday, 13 December 2018 - Lunchtime Carols audience participation!
Our annual lunchtime carol concert with audience participation. Please come along and enjoy the spirit of Christmas.