There is a tradition of good music at St Nicholas’ and a series of lunchtime recitals are held in the Church every Wednesday throughout the year at 12:30pm lasting for 45 minutes. A minimum donation of £3.00 towards recital expenses is appreciated. The recitals provide a perfect break for you to have your lunch and relax before heading back to work. Please bring your own sandwiches. Tea and Coffee is available for a donation.
No recital (Christmas break). Happy New Year from everyone at St Nicholas!
Man Lok (piano): “Entering my Fantasy World” (Bach violin sonata No.1 in G minor - Adagio; Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F minor, Op.4; Chopin Fantasy-Polonaise in A flat Major; Thais Meditation for Violin and Piano)
Marco Leung (flute). When East meets West: enjoy a musical journey across time and culture, featuring solo flute works by Marais, Bozza, Uebayashi, Ferneyhough and more.
Sirius Chau: Hong Kong-born flautist Sirius Chau gives a recital comprising of well-known works including Carmen Fantasy and lesser-known gems by Danish composer Friedrich Kuhlau, with British pianist Irena Radić
The Gin Jazz trio (Flute, Guitar and Bass) will be playing some original and some well known tunes in an easy listening style
Simon Watterton (piano): A recital of music by Beethoven and Schumann, the two great composers for the piano, whose vision and virtuosity led to some of the most beautiful music of the early Romantic period.
Martin Smith - The Lyrical Euphonium
Sonorous and Sparkling, Belladonna (Sue Mileham, soprano, Jane Plessner, clarinet and Nicola Grunberg, piano) present a programme from Mozart to McCabe covering the contemplative to the carefree
Duo: Anne-Sofie Jensen (mezzo soprano) and Guy Murgatroyd (pianist) perform songs by Britten, Horowitz, Schubert and Lange-Müller portraying different and dark fates of women, including Lady Macbeth (from Shakespeare’s Macbeth), Bess of Bedlam and Gretchen (from Goethe’s Faust).
Louis Ng (piano): In Praise Of Dawn': A Piano Recital featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin and more.
Lance Mok (piano): Oublié: in search of memories lost - works by Schulhoff, Liszt and Debussy
Yvonne Fair (soprano), Nick Andrews (piano) and Laura Brookes (mezzo soprano): a medley of opera, classical and musical.
John Collins (organ): Early European organ music by composers with birth or death anniversaries in 2020 and seasonal pieces for Lent/Easter
Belladonna (Sue Mileham - soprano, Jane Plessner - clarinet, Nicola Grunberg - piano): "Sonorous and Sparkling" - a programme ranging from Mozart to Phyllis Tate's folksong arrangements, via Schubert's acclaimed "The Shepherd on the Rock".
Mayumi Ueda (classical guitar)
Fours Company return to St Nicholas with another eclectic programme featuring a very broad selection of music. Their programme includes Scarlatti for soprano and trumpet, Folksongs by Moeran, Hunters Moon for solo horn by Gilbert Vinter and much more wonderful music.
Jon Rattenbury & Brian Ashworth: Ashworth & Rattenbury Guitars perform a selection of music from their 2020 programme "A Shared Resonance - three centuries of guitar duets" using historical instruments as well as contemporary guitars. Exciting and varied music from the 1600s to the present day with works from Spain, Latin America and Europe feature in this concert.
Luca Luciano & Yuki Osedo (clarinet and piano): "Contemporary Clarinet Recital presenting music by Debussy along with original material for clarinet and piano"
Mehreen Shah (soprano) returns to St. Nicholas Church to perform an eclectic programme of opera, classical song and musical theatre.
Daria Robertson, Nicholas Buxton & Zhanna Kemp (soprano, tenor and piano): Russian arias and duets.
Giorgos Vardakis (piano)
Katherine Clarke (viola and voice): Singing violist Katherine Clarke will be performing a programme of works from the 12th century to the present day.