We are a community of classical music lovers, both performers and listeners.
Our series of informal musical evenings features artists drawn from our membership, and runs from September to June. The repertoire ranges from early music right up to the present day, combining the familiar with items less often performed.
Except where indicated, all of our concerts are at Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF, on Saturdays at 7.30 pm.
Annual membership is £25, and includes free admission for the year.
Admission for non-members is £5.
|22nd September, 2018|
|Chopin: Polish songs|
|Jean-Pierre Brzechwa, Joe Ward|
|Chaminade: Flute Concertino|
|Karen Rash and Nicola Grunberg|
|Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro Non so piu, cosa son; Voi, che sapete|
Verdi:Un Ballo in Maschera:Volta la terrea; Saper vorreste
|Sue Mileham and Nicola Grunberg|
|JS Bach arr Myra Hess: Adagio Organ Toccata No 1|
F Liszt: Valle d’Obermann
|John Bruzon (piano)|
|13th October, 2018|
|Zhanna Kemp with Flute & Violin|
|Debussy: Danseuses de Delphe; Reverie; La Cathedrale Engloutie; Arabesque no. 2|
|Joe Ward (piano)|
|Malcolm Arnold: Beauty Walks the Woods at Night|
Spohr: Sei still mein Herz; Wiegenlied; Das heimliche Lied
Arnold Cooke:The Echoing Green (from Blake Songs of Innocence Experience)
Arthur Bliss: The Ragwort; The Dandelion
Terence Greaves: A Garden of Weeds: Buttercup, Poppy,Thistle, Belladonna, Nettle
Mozart: Don Giovanni: In quali' eccessi, o numi, Mi tradi quel' anima ingrata
|Sue Mileham, Nicola Grunberg, Jane Plessner|
|17th November, 2018|
|Bach: Prelude and Fugue no.6 from Book 2 Well Tempered Clavier. BWV 875/1 and 2.|
|S. Rachmaninoff: I fell in love to my sorrow...|
M. Shishkin (Romance) Bright is the night...
One night my beloved came... (folk)
The box (folk)
|Daria Robertson & Zhanna Kemp|
|D Scarlatti: Sonatas|
D major Longo 164 Allegretto
E flat Longo 203 Andante Cantabile
A minor Longo 241 Allegro
D major Longo 461 Presto
E major Longo 23 Andante Commodo
|Rosemary Kemp (piano)|
|15th December, 2018|
|Jane Larsen & Joe Ward|
|Rachmaninoff: Variation no.18 from Rhapsodie on a Theme of Paganini |
adapted for piano solo by Hermene W. Eichhorn.
Nocturne in E flat major, opus 9, no. 2
Nocturne in B major opus 32, no. 1
Etude in C# minor opus 10 no. 4 ”Torrent”
|Rosemary Kemp (piano)|
|Gounod: Juliette Waltz|
Faure: song (TBA)
|Zhanna Kemp and Valeria Guidotti|
|C.M. von Weber: Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano Op.63|
Allegro Moderato, Scherzo, Shepherd’s Lament, Finale
|Beatrice Sales, Rosemary Cole, Nick Cooper|
|Including buffet with wine and soft drinks|
Concert dates 2018 -19
The date of the opening concert of the 96th season will be September 22 2018.
Here are all the concert dates we have booked with Brighton Unitarian Church for next season:
February 16 (students concert)
April 20 (AGM)
All at 7.30 pm.
An appeal from BUC
If you have been in New Road recently, you will have seen that Brighton Unitarian Church is surrounded by scaffolding. The Grade II listed frontage was placed on the Heritage At Risk Register after surveys revealed that rainwater was seeping behind the stucco frontage, threatening the beautiful Doric columns.
Grants, including one from the Heritage Lottery Fund, together with contributions from the wonderful people of Brighton, meant that in March 2018 they could start rebuilding their beautiful building. But since then, they have had some very bad news. The structural experts repairing the church have discovered that the pediment - the triangular section at the top of the columns - is in an advanced state of collapse. The timbers are extensively rotten, the metal supports are corroded and the stonework is in danger of falling off. This discovery means they must urgently raise an
extra £71,000 to complete the work.
Please have a look at the short film Brighton Unitarian have made to support their Portico Rescue Appeal and see for yourself the extent of the damage and why they are asking for help.
Can you help with a donation, large or small, to save this amazing building? Any amount that you can give to the Portico Rescue Appeal, to help complete this urgent extra work and save our building, will be most gratefully received. It is easy to make a donation, just go to the website and click on the Just Giving button. Thank you from everyone at Brighton Unitarian Church.