Every Wednesday (except at Christmas, during the Easter holidays and August), we offer free lunchtime recitals at St Alphege Church. Everyone is welcome to attend to hear a variety of performers, from amongst our own staff, local musicians, and young professionals from further afield. The programme features singers and instrumentalists, as well as soloists and small groups. Entry is free and a retiring collection is held in aid of The Friends of St Alphege Music, registered charity 511237 and to defray the costs of the recital series.
Recitals start at 1.10pm – tea/coffee and cake will be available before the recital. The performance is usually finished by 2pm.
Summer Term 2022
4th May – Tom Lilburn, countertenor
11th May – Nova Wind Quintet
18th May – Jeanie Zuo, violin
25th May – Darren Hogg, organ
1st June – no recital
8th June – Juan Antonio Rodriguez, bassoon
15th June – Alex Woodrow, organ
22nd June – Benjamin Carnel, cello
29th June – Ink String Quartet
6th July – James Druce, trombone
13th July – Stuart Ironside, guitar
20th July – St Alphege SongSquad ‘We’ll Sing You a Beautiful Song’ in dedication to Martin Bates.
Easter Term 2022
12th January – Adam Parrish, piano
19th January – Darach Woodwind Ensemble
26th January – Yugen Saxophone Quartet
2nd February – Peter Irving, organ
9th February – Ronald Shillingford, organ
16th February – Shi Chin, violin
23rd February – David Rice, organ
2nd March – Rita Schindler, harp
9th March – Ewan Murray, organ
16th March – Anatis Flute Trio
23rd March – Christopher Martin Thomas, organ
30th March – no recital – Easter Journey
6th April – Harp Department of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
13th April – Choristers of St Alphege Church
20th April / 27th April – Easter break
Christmas Term 2021
1st September – Frank Stubbs and Darren Hogg – trumpet & organ
8th September – Angela Sones – organ
15th September – Shi Chin – violin
22nd September – Anthony Pinel – organ
29th September – Tenby Duo – saxophone & cello
6th October – Tony Bridgewater – piano
13th October – pupils from Solihull School
20th October – Saorsa String Quartet
27th October – choristers of St Alphege Church
3rd November – Chordata Jazz Quartet
10th November – Jane and Peter Morris – flute & organ
17th November – Cherry Stone Duo – harp & guitar
24th November – Himley Duo – violin & piano
1st December – St Alphege CE Junior School SongSquad
8th December – Sean Morrison – violin
15th December – Angela Sones and Richard Hartshorn – organ duo
22nd December – Choristers Christmas Recital
Thank you for supporting the safe return of live music recitals through following these protocols:
- Hand sanitiser is available for you to use as you arrive and leave church.
- Unless you are medically exempt, please wear a face covering whilst you are in the church building
- Please do not attend recitals if you have been asked to self-isolate or if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.
- If you test positive for Covid-19 within seven days of attending a recital, please inform us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Booking is no longer required for recitals.