News of future events
Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals
St Botolph’s has been running lunchtime recitals since April 2012.
They have proved a popular way to relax at lunchtime with first rate music given by a range of performers; from soloists from London’s prestigious music schools to international recitalists travelling to London to perform on St Botolph’s historic organ.
Admission is free but a retiring collection is taken to support the soloists and the work of the church. The recitals last for 30mins and begin at 13.05 on Wednesdays. Recitals do not take place during August or over the Christmas period.
Forthcoming concerts include …
Wednesday 24 May - Music for two cellos and organ: Helen Neilson & Thomas Gregory (cellos) and Martin Neilson (organ)
Wednesday 31 May - Elin White (violin)
Wednesday 7 June - Gypsy Songs & Arias: Bronwen Stephens (mezzo soprano)
Wednesday 14 June - Elisheba Stevens (cello)
Wednesday 21 June - Gwendolyn Toth (organ)
Wednesday 28 June - Violin Duos: Joana Ly & Carla Santos
Wednesday 5 July - Poppy Beddoe (clarinet), Roelof Temmingh (piano), and Emma Purslow (violin)
Wednesday 12 July - Michael Overbury (organ)
Wednesday 19 July - Luke Mitchell (organ)
Wednesday 26 July - Ricardo J Martins (portuguese guitar)
There are no concerts in August; they resume on Wednesday 6 September.
The organ of St Botolph’s is arguably the oldest church organ in the country and has been exceptionally well restored by Goetze and Gywnn in 2006. Details of forthcoming organ recitals can be found here and on the church noticeboard.
In addition to the lunchtime recitals, St Botolph’s occasionally hosts evening concerts. News of forthcoming evening concerts will be shown here when the next dates are finalised.
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