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

16 May - Flute and Piano Recital
Anna Kondrashina (flute), Pavel Timofeyevsky (piano)

     Claude Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (arr. Emily Beynon)
     Ludwig van Beethoven, String Trio Op. 9 No 1 in G Major (arr. Kondrashina/Timofeyevsky)
     Claude Debussy, Sonata for Violin and Piano (arr. Kondrashina/Timofeyevsky)

23 May - The Galliard Trio

Andrew Morris (flute and piccolo), Martin White (oboe and cor anglais), 
Alec Forshaw (piano and bassoon)

     Georges Bizet - Suite "L'Arlesienne" No. 1
     J S Bach - Three Preludes and Fugues
     Isaac Albeniz -
 Cantos de España

30 May - The River City Saxes

Chris Hooker (soprano saxophone), Graham Pinder (alto saxophone),
Christopher Frost (tenor saxophone), Debbie King (baritone saxophone)

     Tielman Susato - La Mourisque
     Thomas Morley - Madrigals to Four Voices
     J-P Rameau - Gavotte
     Francis J Gossec - Quatuor Op. 14 No. 5: Allegro Molto
     Edward MacDowell - Three Woodland Sketches
     Marcel Boucard - Quartett Sinfonia
     Warren Barker - Voici le Quatuor
     Robert Clerisse - Caravane
     Jack Marshall - Sweet Betsy from Pike from The Goldrush Suite
     Pedro Iturralde - 
Esquisses pour Quatuor de Saxophones: Blues

6 June - Piano Recital

Andrew Garrido

     Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque: Prélude, Menuet, Clair de Lune, Passepied
     Franz Liszt - Three Sonnets by Petrarch, from Deuxième Année de Pèlerinage: Italie 

13 June - Violin and Piano Recital
Fumi Otsuki (violin), Gisela Mayer (piano)

     Wilhelm Stenhammar - Violin Sonata Op. 19, 1st and 2nd movements
     Edvard Grieg - Violin Sonata Op. 13, 1st movement
     Fumi Otsuki - Piano Sonatina No. 4
     Edward Elgar - Chanson de Nuit Op. 15-1
     William Alwyn - Violin Sonatina, 1st movement
     Elena Kats-Chernin - Eliza's Aria

20 June - Guitar Recital

Fiona Harrison

27 June - Piano Recital

Raymond Wui Man Yiu

4 July - Piano Recital

Nadine André

11 July - Bassoon Recital

Daniel Emson-Jukes

18 July - 'Cello and Piano Recital

Deniz Clare, Yoon-Seok Shin

25 July - Piano Recital

Kyle Nash-Baker 

This will be followed by the end-of-season party

The Autumn Season of Lunchtime Concerts will start on Thursday 5th September