Concerts and Recitals

St Alphege Church hosts many concerts and recitals, featuring professional players and groups, as well as students and former choristers of St Alphege. 

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Recitals 2020

18 March 2020: in line with the announcement made by Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu putting services in the Church of England on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all recitals and concerts at St Alphege are currently suspended until further notice. 

Past Recitals

Recitals 2018

10th January - Joe Cooper and Simon Ogdon
17th January - Tom Lilburn (countertenor)
24th January - Student Organ Showcase
31st January - The Albada Duo
7th February - Lumos Wind Quintet
14th February - Lizzie Peacock and James Lloyd Thomas
21st February - Logan Pritchard (trombone)
28th February - Nicholas Johnson, organist
7th March - Bute Clarinet Quartet
14th March - Avant Piano Trio
21st March - Tom Howells (clarinet)
28th March - Henry Fairs, organist
4th April - Bacanu String Quartet
11th April - Helena Logah (violin)
18th April - Ex Urbe Chamber Choir
25th April - David Saint, organist
2nd May - Oliver Wild (flute)
9th May - Helen and Richard Longman
16th May - Rita Schindler (harp)
23rd May - James Lloyd Thomas, organist
30th May - Anna Downes (violin)
6th June - Davina Brownrigg (soprano)
13th June - Daniel Pett (viola)
20th June - Cristinel Bacanu (violin)
27th June - David Houlder, organist
4th July - Adam Parrish (piano)
11th July - Paula Downes (soprano)
18th July - Cristinel Bacanu (violin) and Jadie Carey (cello)
25th July - Alex Woodrow, organist

Recitals 2017

18th January - Kimichi School

25th January - Joe Cooper, organ

1st February - Lumos Quintet

8th February - Joe Cooper and Nicholas Johnson (piano duets)

15th February - Joshua Xerri, organ

22nd February - Cristinel Bacanu (violin) and Vera Khalt (harp)

1st March - Simon Ogdon (countertenor)

8th March - Tomos Xerri (harp)

15th March - Bute Clarinet Quartet

22nd March - Gary Cole (organ)

5th April – K’antu Duo

12th April – Stephen Matthews (Bass)

19th April – Ben Garalnick (French horn)

26th April – Nicholas Johnson (Organ)
3rd May – Tom Howells (Clarinet)

10th May – Josh Hall (Oboe)

17th May – Richard James (Bass)

24th May – Callum Alger (Organ)

31st May – Anna Downes (Violin)

7th June – Colmore Brass

14th June – Isaac Collier (Cello)

21st June – Inventus Quintet

28th June – Edward Dean (Organ)

5th July

 - Element Saxophone Duo

12th July - Sophie Mitchell (Soprano)

19th July - Inventus Quintet

26th July - Darren Hogg (Organ)


Wednesday 20th January – Joe Cooper, Piano 

Wednesday 27th January – Steven Maxson, Organist, Grimsby Minster

Wednesday 3rd February – Isaac Collier, Cello

Wednesday 10th February – Bute Clarinet Quartet

Wednesday 17th February – Bacanu Quartet, Exploring English and Gypsy Music Traditions

Wednesday 24th February – Nicholas Johnson, Organist, St Alphege Church - click here for a clip of Nicholas playing part of Whitlock's Organ Sonata

Wednesday 2nd March – Daniel Pett, Viola

Wednesday 9th March – Ruth Hopkins (Soprano) and Jack Brookes (Harpsichord)

Wednesday 16th March - Burgundy Trio

Wednesday 23rd March - John Pryer, Organist, Alexandra Palace

Wednesday 30th March - Eric Brookes, Trumpet

Wednesday 6th April - Cristinel Bacanu - Transylvanian Sonorities

Wednesday 13th April - Stephen Matthews, Bass

Wednesday 20th April - Tom Howells, Clarinet

Wednesday 27th April - Mark Swinton, Organist, St Mary's Warwick

Wednesday 4th May - Chorda Quintet

Wednesday 11th May - Pente Ensemble

Wednesday 18th May - Joe Cooper, Bass

Wednesday 25th May - Paul Rosoman, Organist, St Luke's, Wellington, New Zealand

Wednesday 1st June - Cristinel Bacanu

Wednesday 8th June - Rita Schindler, Harp

Wednesday 15th June - Tom Castle, Tenor

Wednesday 22nd June - Rita Schindler (Harp) and Ellena Taylor (Flute)

Wednesday 29th June - Peter Irving, Organist, Solihull School

Wednesday 6th July - Kimichi School

Wednesday 13th July - Anna Downes (Violin) and Tony Bridgwater (Piano)

Wednesday 20th July - Jade Bultitude, Flute

Wednesday 27th July - Paul Carr, Organist, St Paul's Birmingham

7th September - Leavers' Recital - Sophie Mitchell, Hugh Lilburn, Daniel Pett

14th September - Bute Clarinet Quartet

21st September - Piano Duets - Joe Cooper and Simon Ogdon

28th September - Stephen Perrins

5th October – Rita Schindler (Harp)

12th October – Isaac Collier (Cello)

19th October – Lumos Quintet

26th October – Tim Harper, Organist, Ripon Cathedral

2nd November – Colmore Brass

9th November – Tom Castle (Tenor)

16th November – Tom Howells (Clarinet)

23rd November – Nicholas Johnson, Organist

(no recital on Wednesday 30th November)

7th December – Jim Potter (Trumpet)

14th December – Anna Downes (Violin) and Tony Bridgwater (Piano)

21st December – Christmas Recital


21st January - Burgundy Trio - programme
28th January - Timothy Harper
4th February - Joe Cooper (Trombone)
11th February - Baroque Trio
18th February - Bute Clarinet Quartet
25th February - Nicholas Johnson
4th March - The Chronos Ensemble
11th March - Thomas Castle (Tenor)
18th March - Conservatoire Brass (brass dectet)
25th March - Claudia Grinnell, Organ Scholar, Peterhouse, Cambridge - click here to listen to an audio clip of Claudia playing Dubois Toccata in G major, and here for a an audio file of Sowerby's Carillon. 

1st April - Trio Con Bravura (piano trio)
8th April - Bacanu Quartet (string quartet)
15th April - Tom Howells (Clarinet)
22nd April - Jonathan Cunliffe, Parish of Little Venice, West London
29th April - Alex Smith (Trumpet)
6th May - Forum Ventus (woodwind)
13th May - Joe Cooper (Bass)
20th May - Pente Ensemble

27th May - David Houlder, Organist, Leeds Minster
10th June - Jade Bultitude (Flute)
17th June - Dean Wood (Clarinet)
24th June - Edward Dean, St Edmund's, Oslo, Norway

Saturday 9th May - 5pm - The Magic of Mozart
Friday 15th May, 7pm - Music for a May Evening - choral concert
Saturday 6th June, 7.30pm - Supper by Candlelight with Rita Schindler, Harp
Saturday 4th July, 7pm - Stars and Stripes - chamber music to celebrate Independence Day


Wednesday 8th January - recital - Tom Lilburn, countertenor, St John's College, Cambridge
Wednesday 22nd January - organ recital - Martyn Rawles, Lichfield Cathedral - programme
Wednesday 12th February - recital - K'antu Ensemble - programme
Wednesday 26th February - organ recital - John Pryer, Alexandra Palace, London - programme
Saturday 1st March - Silent Movie Night with organ improvisation - Alex Mason - programme
Wednesday 12th March - recital - Hieronymus Consort - programme
Wednesday 26th March - organ recital - Nicholas Johnson, St Alphege Church - programme
Wednesday 9th April - recital - Bethan Irving, clarinet - programme
Wednesday 23rd April - organ recital - Jonathan Cunliffe, Parish of Little Venice - programme
Wednesday 14th May - recital - Hieronymus Trio - programme
Wednesday 28th May - organ recital - Darren Hogg, St Leonard's, Frankley - programme
Thursday 19th June, 7pm - Noye's Fludde by Benjamin Britten - production with local schools
Wednesday 25th June - organ recital -  James Perkins, Royal College of Music - programme
Wednesday 9th July - recital - Jonathan Vining, Head Chorister, St Alphege Church - programme
Friday 11th July, 7.30pm  - Festival Evensong followed by harp recital
Wednesday 23rd July - organ recital - Paul Carr, St Paul's, Birmingham - programme
Wednesday 13th August - recital - Timothy Emberson and Eden Walker - programme
Wednesday 27th August - no organ recital

Wednesday 10th September - recital - Perfect Fifth Brass Quintet
Wednesday 17th September - recital - Bute Clarinet Quartet
Wednesday 24th September - recital - Joe Cooper, Bass

Wednesday 1st October - recital - Lux Wind Quintet
Saturday 11th October - concert - Britain Before the War - a proms style concert to commemorate the outbreak of World War One
Wednesday 15th October - recital - James Potter, Trumpet
Wednesday 22nd October - organ recital - Nicholas Johnson, St Alphege Church
Wednesday 29th October - recital - Katy-Ellen Bryce, Viola

Wednesday 5th November - recital - Katy Nagle, 'Cello
Wednesday 12th November - recital - Joe Cooper, Piano
Wednesday 19th November - recital - Daniel Peev, Violin
Wednesday 26th November - organ recital - Eleni Keventsidou, Concert Organist

Wednesday 10th December - Christmas Carols - St Alphege Hand Bells
Wednesday 17th December - organ recital - Judith Pendrous, St Mary's Priory, Abergavenny

St Alphege Orchestra

We are always interested in hearing from players of Grade 8 standard and above who would like to join our emerging St Alphege Orchestra.  We play at church services and concerts, with a repertoire of classical masses and larger symphonic works.  Please contact Joe Cooper on 07935 962677 to express your interest and find out about the orchestra's next engagement.

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