Music on Thursdays, Leatherhead’s 12.30 lunchtime concert series, is well under way. The intimate feel of Leatherhead Methodist Church suits these small-scale concerts well and is proving a hit with audience and performers alike. And what performers! There is the usual blend of students from the Royal Academy of Music – many of them completing their Masters of Music degree in Performance Studies. Then we have recent graduates of the RAM and London’s other music colleges, and there is no shortage of local talent of the same high professional standard.
The musical event turns social after each concert when the new team from Vecchia Trattoria are in the Church selling sandwiches, cakes and drinks, providing a chance to linger and chat among ourselves and with the musicians.
Entry to these 35-45 minute concerts is free, with a retiring collection to cover costs.
Here’s the line up for the next few weeks:
Thursday 25th July 12.30 lunchtime
Hyun-Jeong Hwang, piano (student of the Royal Academy of Music)
Thursday 1st August 12.30 lunchtime
folk song arrangements from the
Andrews-Massey Duo – Emily Andrews, flute, David Massey, guitar
Thursday 8th August 12.30 lunchtime
SONGS OF SUMMER – Alice Bishop, soprano, with Simon Marlow, piano
Thursday 15th August 12.30 lunchtime
Eva Caballero, baroque instruments & Graham Davies, harpsichord
Thursday 22nd August 12.30 lunchtime
Anna Tam, viola da gamba & soprano and Jennifer Bennett, viola da gamba & lute
Thursday 29th August 12.30 lunchtime
Anna Hashimoto, clarinet, Andrew Saunders, piano
Thursday 5th September 12.30 lunchtime
ACACIA – Samantha Pearce, flute & Heather Wrighton, harp
Thursday 12 September 12.30 lunchtime
Thomas Humphreys, voice and Raya Humphreys, piano
(students of the Royal Academy of Music)
Concerts continue until the end of October, with occasional Wednesdays at Christ Church for organ recitals.