Category: Lecture-Recitals

  • Music Matters 22 January 2019

    Birds and Music Paul Barritt, a keen amateur ornithologist, invites us to share his violinist’s view Musicians have long found inspiration for their work in the natural world and in turn music is a means by which humans can express their feelings about nature and the world in general. Join us today as classical violinist Paul […]

  • Music Matters 8 January 2019

    Fiddling in Latin David Juritz invites us to join him on a trip through the South American violin world 8 Jan ’19 David Juritz at Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6AB in the Chapel, 7.30 – 9.30p.m. Entry to non-subscription holders: £12 on the door. Wines, fruit juice, water and nibbles will be […]

  • Kugelhupf for Brahms

    Just out of the oven – my “practice” kuglhupf, baked in my new fluted tin while I was practising the clarinet part of Brahms’ wonderful Quintet Op.115. To share German and Austrian sausages, cheeses, wines and of course freshly home-made kuglhupf, and to hear this glorious music, come along next Tuesday! Tuesday 21 March 2017, Music Matters Gala at […]

  • Music Matters Spring Season 2017

    Music Matters is back on Tuesday nights for its spring season in the Chapel at Whitgift House . Paul Sherman launches our Spring series of Music Matters at 7.30p.m. on Tuesday 10 January with an exploration of the extraordinary life, music and times of the Bohemian baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. Paul, seen here in silhouette,  enjoys a busy […]

  • Searching for Shakespeare’s Songs

    Lecture-Recitals Music Matters 7.30 – 9.30p.m. on Tuesday 20 December 2016 in the  Chapel at Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6AB Musical Offerings 2.30 – 4.30p.m. on Wednesday 21 December 2016 in the Church Room at St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley BR2 0TB Most of us know a couple of songs from Shakespeare’s plays, but is it […]

  • Music Matters Autumn 2016

    It was lovely to see Whitgift House Chapel filling with lots of familiar friendly faces at the start of our new Music Matters season on 13 September. Nicoline Kraamwinkel and I set feet tapping with a programme of dances that started in medieval Europe and finished in New Orleans, our musical journey taking in Russian Jewish Klezmer […]

  • Contrapunctus – Polyphony for Solo Violin

    Wednesday 22 June 2016 2.30 – 4.30p.m. Lecture-Recital in the series Musical Offerings in the Church Room St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR2 0TB Jorge’s passion for the violin and for music of the highest quality has led him to direct, conduct and lead international ensembles throughout Europe, giving stylish, authentic performances of  music from Medieval […]

  • A View of the Trombone From the Bottom

    Wednesday 25 May 2.30 – 4.30p.m. Lecture-Recital in the series Musical Offerings in the Church Room St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR2 0TB   “…all that tubing” Ian Fasham started off his musical life as a tenor trombone player at the age of 11. From the start he was fascinated by the look of the […]

  • Romance and the Romantics

    Wednesday 27 April 2.30 – 4.30p.m. Lecture-Recital in the series Musical Offerings in the Church Room St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR2 0TB   A programme of passionate pieces  by Weber, Schumann, Reger, Brahms, German, Finzi, Dondeyne and Poulenc Margaret Archibald clarinet John Flinders piano   Margaret and John’s enduring musical partnership is built on shared ideals.  Both […]

  • Two Favourite ‘Cellists Make a Welcome Return

    Julia Desbruslais is once again partnered by her son Tim Posner in a new programme of music for two ‘cellos. There are two chances to catch them, so why not come to both! Tuesday 22 March at 7.30p.m. in Whitgift House Chapel, South Croydon Wednesday 23 March at 2.30p.m. in St Mark’s Church Room, Bromley […]