Lunchtime Music

Weekly Concerts at St Matthew’s

Lunchtime Concerts are held every Thursday at 1.10pm and last 40-50 minutes. Everyone is welcome.  Entry is free, but a minimum donation of £5 per person is suggested to cover expenses.

St Matthew’s concerts have been a weekly feature of this church since 1975. There are some 45 concerts a year with short breaks at Christmas, Easter and in August. The programme ranges from early music, instrumental and chamber music, choirs and soloists to jazz. The music is performed to a high standard by professionals from home and abroad, students from the London conservatoires, schools and talented amateurs.

This page is updated regularly as details of forthcoming concerts become available.  For further information, please contact Chris Roulston at

Lunchtime Music recorder group

14 December - Piano Recital.  Yoko Ono

     Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no. 1; John Hawkins, Period
     Pieces (2020); Chris Gander, Autumn Haiku and Winter Haiku; Claude Debussy, Estampes.

21 December - Early Music from "Faronel".  David Force, Ruth Force and Michael Withers

28 December - No Concert.  Christmas Break


4 January - The Elegia Consort.  Daria Robertson (soprano), Paul Houston (tenor),
Andrew Storey (piano)

11 January - 'Cello Recital.  Ella Rundle

     J S Bach, Suite No. 5 in C minor for Solo 'Cello; Imogen Holst, The Fall of the Leaf; 
     Gaspar Cassado, Suite for Solo 'Cello.

18 January - Piano Recital.  Emilia de Geer

25 January - Clarinet Recital.  Matthew Wilsher

1 February - The Kelleth Piano Trio.  Rachel Ellis (violin), Sinol Hugh-Jones ('cello), Stephen Carroll-Turner (piano)

8 February - The Alionor Trio.  Ioana Voicu-Arnăuţou (violin), Alan Thomas ('cello), Norman MacSween (piano)

15 February - Song Recital.  Ian Helm

22 February - Violin Recital.  Litsa Tunnah

29 February - "LIPS" Wind Quintet.  Hannah Barriga (flute), Dan Elson (oboe), Charlotte Wooley (clarinet), Matthew Sackman (horn), Rick Yoder (bassoon)

7 March - Recorder, Piano and Spinet Recital.  Emelie Rowley (recorder), Charles Thompson (piano and spinet)

14 March - "Wind & Words".  Valerie Fry (narrator), Chris Hooker (clarinet)

21 March - Violin and Piano Recital.  Anna Cashell (violin), Simon Watterton (piano)

28 March - No Concert.  Maundy Thursday