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Lunchtimes at St Mary Redcliffe

Thursday lunchtime recitals are a long-standing tradition at St Mary Redcliffe, giving people the opportunity to hear music played in this historic church. The church has a four manual pipe organ by Harrison and Harrison of Durham, which is highly regarded as a masterpiece of the early twentieth century.

Thursdays / 1:00pm / Free entry


Thursday 20 June The Heroic Organ

Will Walshe Grey (organ)

St Mary Redcliffe’s organ scholar gives a rousing recital exploring the prodigious nature of our Harrison & Harrison organ. Programme to include Frank, McDowell and Leighton.

Thursday 27 June Tell Me The Truth About Love

Lucie Tenet (soprano)

Lucie explores mid twentieth century cabaret songs. She will perform songs from both sides of the Atlantic, in what is set to be a very exciting and light hearted programme.

Thursday 4 July Visions and Memories

Michael Bonaventure (organ)

A stimulating programme of organ music from the 20th and 21st centuries, including a first performance of Preludio e fuga in modo frigio (2022) by Carson Cooman and Michael’s new piece Chains (2024)

Thursday 11 July Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Katherine Dienes-Williams (organ)

We are delighted to welcome Katherine to Redcliffe as she plays one of the most well-known organ pieces by J. S. Bach. The rest of the programme includes works by Blanche Rozan, Claude Debussy and Noel Rawsthorne.

Thursday 18 July Welcome Back

Elin Davies (organ)

Last year’s organ scholar returns to Redcliffe and brings a new recital to our beautiful church. We are so excited to hear about everything she has been up to, and hear her back on our world famous organ.

Thursday 25 July Arnos Vocale

With Anya Szreter

South Bristol’s foremost chamber ensemble, takes you on a journey of musical delights from the Renaissance to the present.

Thursday 1 August 100 years: Stanford and Dubois

Hayden Payne (organ)

2024 marks the centenary of two greats of classical music: Charles Villiers Stanford and Theodore Dubois. This organ recital will celebrate their music on our famous organ.

Thursday 8 August A Tale of Three Cities

Colin Andrews (organ)

We are delighted to welcome back Colin Andrews to Redcliffe, as he brings us music associated with London, Leipzig and Paris by Bliss, Howells, Bach and Messiaen.

Thursday 15 August Pipe up! Exploring the Organ

Claire Alsop (organ)

A family friendly recital exploring the many wonderful sounds our organ can make. This joint recital with Bristol Beacon will be followed by a workshop where children can have a go on our organ for the first time.