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

There is no recital on Friday 10th April 2020.
Apr
17
Nicola Woodward flute
Streamed live online
Another varied programme from a flautist who delighted us earlier in the year with her various flutes and piccolos, bringing us music from across the centuries and interesting background stories.
Friday 17th April 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE TO VIEW ONLINE
Online donations invited £3 suggested
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Performances continue weekly, every Friday throughout the year.
Excepting August, Good Friday and Christmas


Past performances

Apr
3
Pete Judge piano
Streamed live online
More usually seen behind a trumpet, Pete Judge (Get The Blessing, Three Cane Whale, etc.) surprises himself and everyone else by also composing and performing lyrical solo piano miniatures, which he brings us today.
Friday 3rd April 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE TO VIEW ONLINE
Online donations invited £3 suggested
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There was no recital on Friday 27th March 2020.
Jazzical Swing are not able to perform today but they hope to bring you their programme of music mainly from the 20s and 30s by composers such as Gershwin, Cole Porter and Ellington, later in the year.
There was no recital on Friday 20th March 2020.
Unfortunately Three's Company wind trio are unable to perform as planned. We look forward to rescheduling their performance of light classical music for later in the year.
Partita baroque ensemble
Mar
13
Partita baroque ensemble
A welcome return visit by this established chamber group. Trevor Furness recorder, Catherine Maytum flute, Hugh Herzig cello and Ben Brown harpsichord perform beautiful music from the baroque period.
Friday 13th March 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
There was no recital on Friday 6th March 2020.
Avellana jazz duo
Feb
28
Avellana jazz duo
Following on from their successful Lunchtime Live debut last summer, Simon Greening saxophones and John Lambert piano return to play a relaxed programme of jazz standards and originals.
Friday 28th February 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Feb
21
Dan Phelps piano
Award winning pianist and established composer, whose works have been performed on BBC Radio 3 and described as “utterly beautiful”, performs a selection of light, romantic piano works.
Friday 21st February 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
A Murmuration of Starlings
Feb
14
A Murmuration of Starlings
Sandie Middleton performs a recital of solo piano works, including her own compositions evocative of birds, water, and natural and emotional landscapes, together with favourites by Débussy and Ravel.
Friday 14th February 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Feb
7
Nicola Woodward flute
A fascinating and informative journey across several centuries via bamboo and baroque flutes, flute, alto flute and piccolo. Works by Telemann, CPE Bach, Debussy, and some lesser-known gems by Koechlin.
Friday 7th February 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Jan
31
Fuga voice and violin duo
Talented musicians, Jenna Brown mezzo soprano (Opera in a Box) and Amelia Goodall violin (Bristol Ensemble), join forces to explore songs by Holst and Vaughan Williams, and folk songs arranged by Rebecca Clarke.
Friday 31st January 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
Jan
24
Matthew O'Connor piano
A programme of film music played by versatile pianist, tutor and composer, Matthew O’Connor. He has been involved in all aspects of music from pop, rock and experimental bands, through ambient to classical.
Friday 24th January 2020
1.10pm - 1.50pm
FREE ENTRY ·
Retiring collection £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 £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 £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance
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 £5 suggested
Tea and coffee available before the performance