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 2024

Wed 10 April – Elizabeth Khoo and Chi-Hang Chang (piano duets)
Wed 17 April – Ewan Murray and Michelle Amezcua (French horn and organ)
Wed 24 April – Simon Watterton (piano)
Wed 1 May – Calypso Moon saxophone trio
Wed 8 May – Tony Bridgewater (piano)
Wed 15 May – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Harp Department
Wed 22 May – Stuart Ironside (guitar)
Wed 29 May – Joel Skaria (piano)
Wed 5 June – Laurie McGee and Arthur Bocaneanu (violin and piano) 
Wed 12 June – Alessandra Scalzone (flute)
Wed 19 June – Anna Downes and Tony Bridgewater (violin and piano)
Wed 26 June – no recital
Wed 3 July – no recital
Wed 10 July – David Price (organ)
Wed 17 July – The Lachrimae Consort 
Wed 24 July – Roman Rudnytsky (piano)

Past Performers

Easter Term 2024

Wed 10 Jan – Tom Lilburn (countertenor)
Wed 17 Jan – Gen Li and Daisuke Yoshida (cello and piano)
Wed 24 Jan – Angela Zienko (string duo)
Wed 31 Jan – Jane Eminson and Peter Morris (flute and organ)
Wed 7 Feb – Rela Spyrou (clarinet)
Wed 14 Feb – David Rice (organ)
Wed 21 Feb – Sebrina Stain (harp)
Wed 28 Feb – Harry Brown (organ)
Wed 6 March – Nova Wind Quintet
Wed 13 March – no recital – Easter Journey
Wed 20 March – Violet Vocals
Wed 27 March & Wed 3 April – no recitals – Easter break

Autumn Term 2023

Wed 20 Sept – Frank Stubbs & Darren Hogg (trumpet/organ)
Wed 27 Sept – Simeon Walker (piano)
Wed 4 Oct – Samantha Oxburgh (mezzo-soprano)
Wed 11 Oct – Pupils from Solihull School
Wed 18 Oct – Deil Clark Duo (voice/piano)
Wed 25 Oct – Bernice Sammut Attard (piano)
Wed 1 Nov – no recital (half-term break)
Wed 8 Nov – Duncan Honeybourne (piano)
Wed 15 Nov – Varvara Maggs
Wed 22 Nov – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Harp Department
Wed 29 Nov – no recital – Journey to the Stable
Wed 6 Dec – Liam Condon (organ)
Wed 13 Dec – Harry Brown (organ)
Wed 20 Dec – Rachel Baumber (soprano)

Easter Term 2023

19th April – Fuyao Li (viola)
26th April – Alex Woodrow (organ)
3rd May – Christopher Martin Thomas (organ)
10th May – Katie Sherratt (harp)
17th May – Fangtong Liu (violin) and Hejie Zhong (piano)
24th May – Eularia Ensemble (clarinet quintet)
31st May – Himley Duo (violin and piano)
7th June – Tingguang Li and Guang Feng (tenor and piano)
14th June – Darelma Trio (clarinet, cello and piano)
21st June – Stuart Ironside (guitar)
28th June – St Alphege CE Junior School SongSquad
5th July – Chanlian Chen (viola)
12th July – Tony Bridgewater (piano)

Summer Term 2023

11th January – Tom Lilburn, countertenor
18th January – Michael Jones, piano
25th January – Jeannie Zuo, violin
1st February – no recital – Michael Palmer’s funeral
8th February – Piotr Jordan, violin
15th February – Fangning Dong, cello
22nd February – no recital – half-term
1st March – Adam Parrish, piano
8th March – Rita Schindler, harp
15th March – String Quartet
22nd March – no recital – Easter Journey
29th March – Nadiya Fot (voice and guitar)
5th April – Filkin’s Drift
12th April – no recital – Easter break

Christmas Term 2022

7th September – Matthew Skaria, tenor
14th September – Adam Parrish, piano
21st September – Kat Rawlings Smith, soprano
28th September – Frank Stubbs & Darren Hogg – trumpet and piano

5th October – Rob Roberts & Dominic O’Sullivan – folk duo
12th October – Pupils from Solihull School
19th October – Christopher Martin Thomas, organ
26th October – no recital – half-term break

2nd November – Robert Evans, organ
9th November – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Harp Department
16th November – Francaix Wind Trio
23rd November – Fangning Dong, cello
30th November – no recital

7th December – Chanlian Chen, viola
14th December – Christopher Martin Thomas, organ
21st December – Choristers Christmas Recital

Christmas/New Year break until Wednesday 11th January 2023

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