MUSIC AT LUNCHTIME

AND OTHER CONCERTS

Welcome to the MUSIC AT LUNCHTIME website!


MUSIC AT LUNCHTIME is a series of concerts given at Farnham United Reformed Church, South Street, Farnham, Surrey, on Wednesdays, usually the first Wednesday of the month, from October until the Spring. Concerts now start at 1 p.m. and finish round about 1.50 p.m.

There is no charge for admission to lunchtime concerts, but there is a retiring collection.

For a map showing the location of Farnham United Reformed Church click here.

 

 

Programme 2017-18:

 Date

 Event
Wednesday 4th October 2017 at 1 p.m.
Geoff Tuson, organ

Geoff Tuson studied organ and piano at the Royal College of Music. He gives frequent organ recitals in London and throughout the country. Geoff teaches piano and organ at several colleges and accompanies two choral societies. Geoff is organist at the Royal Garrison Church, Aldershot.

For a report on the concert click here

 

Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 1 p.m

Richard Watts, trumpet
Catherine Watts, soprano

Richard Watts is the current trumpet teacher at Frensham Heights school, where his mother Catherine also teaches singing. Richard is a London based session player and teacher, performing with various ensembles, ranging from classical to jazz and soul.

Catherine has sung with the Welsh National Opera and has travelled the world performing with the late, great Donald Swann,

For a report on the concert click here.

 

Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 1 p.m


Students from Frensham Heights School


Frensham Heights has a worthy reputation for excellence in the performing arts and we welcome music students under the direction of James Cassleton, Director of Music.

Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 1 p.m

Students from Lord Wandsworth College

We always look forward to a concert given by these talented youong people under the guidance of their Director of Music, Lauren Griffin.

 Wednesday 7th March 2018 at 1 p.m

The Ishi Ensemble

Following their successful recital last season, the Ishi Ensmble is returning by popular demand. The Ishi Ensemble is one of the few professional viola quintets in the country.
They give regular concerts at home and abroad.

 

 

 Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 1 p.m

 Ariadne Blyth, harpsichord,
Vincent Lindsey-Clark, guitar

Vincent Lindsey-Clark is well known for his compositions for the instrument. He writes music for both students and professionals, much of which has been used extensively by the major exam boards and performed all round the world.

 

 

 

Ariadne is a prizewinning graduate of the Royal College of Music. She has lived and worked in Amsterdam making numerous appearances on concert platforms throughout Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Since returning to the UK she has continued to perform, adjudicate at Music Festivals and teach at Frensham Heights, Cheam School and as a visiting teacher at the RCM junior department.

 

Details of our concert season are posted on this site as soon as they are available, and also mailed to everybody on our mailing list, which is free, of course. If you wish your name to be added to, or removed from, the mailing list, click here, or telephone us at 01252 726306. Details of the programme are also available from the United Reformed Church in South Street, Farnham, Farnham Tourist Information Centre and Farnham Library.

Last minute alterations (if any) will be posted on this web site and notices will be displayed in the United Reformed Church.

To see reports of this and previous seasons' concerts click below:

If you have any suggestions or requests for these concerts, please get in touch by e-mail, post or telephone at the same address as our mailing list.

For details of our mailing list click here.

To see the specification of the Farnham United Reformed Church organ click here.

To visit the website of Farnham United Reformed Church click here.

To e-mail us click here.

Mailing List

Our mailing list is used for sending details of forthcoming concerts to persons who might be interested, and for no other purpose. We try to mail details of forthcoming concerts at least annually, before the new season starts in the Autumn.

We are always pleased to receive comments on any aspect of our programme, especially suggestions as to future activities.

If you wish your name to be added to, or removed from, our mailing list, or to make any comments, you can e-mail us by clicking here.

Alternatively, telephone us at 01252 726306.

Specification of the Organ

The organ was built in 1906 by Henry Jones & Sons, South Kensington, renovated in 1986 by Bishop and Sons and rebuilt in 2005/6 by James Richardson-Jones.

 SWELL ORGAN  GREAT ORGAN  PEDAL ORGAN
1 Double Diapason 16 10 Open Diapason 8 17 Open Diapason  16
2 Open Diapason  8 11 Dulciana  8 18 Bourdon  16
3 Viol di Gamba  8 12 Rohr Flute* 8 19 Bass Flute (from no 18)†  8
4 Vox Angelica  8 13 Harmonic Flute 4 20 Super Octave (from no 17)†  4
5 Lieblich Gedact  8 14 Principal  4    
6 Gemshorn  4 15 Fifteenth  2    
7 Harmonic Piccolo  2  16 Mixture II†      
8 Cornopean  8        
9 Oboe  8        
           
 Tremulant    Swell to Great     Swell to Pedals  
  Swell Octave         Great to Pedals  

Compass of Manuals C to g³, 56 notes

Compass of Pedals C to f¹, 30 notes

Mechanical action to manuals; electro-pneumatic action to pedals

Balanced Swell pedal†

* – misnomer for Clarabella

† – items new at the 1986 renovation

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