Christchurch Lunchtime Concerts in March 2016

Lunchtime Concerts at Christchurch

Following the success of the November lunchtime concerts at Christchurch, we are delighted to announce two new dates in March: Wednesday 2nd and Wednesday 16th.

About the Lunchtime Concerts

Christchurch free concertOne of the fantastic developments from last year’s ArtBeat programme has been a growing partnership between local artists, musicians and the Clarendon Park Community.

Christchurch hosted a number of classical music events at last year’s ArtBeat festival. These included performances from Leicester University student musicians led by Paul Jenkins. The concerts were enthusiastically received and there were requests for more midweek daytime concerts at a local venue.

As a result, Paul has arranged for different university musical societies to perform on Wednesday lunchtimes at Christchurch. The first of these were the two lunchtime concerts which took place last November. Performances included individual solo items and a Big Band performance to audiences of children from Avenue Primary School and local residents.

This year, two more concerts are planned for Wednesday 2nd and Wednesday 16th March 2016. Come along and enjoy performances from the University Chorus and Concert Band.

Two more concerts are planned for the 2 and 16 March 2016. Come along and enjoy performances from the University Chorus and Concert Bands.

Admission is FREE, each concert lasts just under an hour, stay for a coffee afterwards if you can.

Lunchtime Concert Details

When: Wednesdays at 1.30pm
Admission: free
Leader: Paul Jenkins
Venue: Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Road, LE2 3AH

Forthcoming Lunchtime Concerts

  • 2 March: University of Leicester Chorus
  • 16 March: University of Leicester Concert Band

 

 

University of Leicester Big Band

Lunchtime Concerts in November

University of Leicester MusiciansJoin the talented University of Leicester students on Wednesday 18th and 25th of November at 1.30 pm for two FREE lunchtime concerts.

The University of Leicester Musicians on November 18th will feature solo singers, players and pianists. Performances will range from classical pieces to musical theatre.

The Leicester University Big Band will treat us to 9 pieces including film favourites like; Pure Imagination, Pink Panther, Incredibles and Gonna Fly Now (Rocky).

All are welcome to these free admission 90-minute concerts, so add the dates to your diary. Refreshments will be available.

Concert Details

University of Leicester Big BandUniversity of Leicester Musicians
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 1.30 pm
Venue: Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH
Solo singers, players and pianists in music ranging from classical pieces to musical theatre.

University of Leicester Big Band and Friends
Date: Wednesday, November 25th
Time: 1.30 pm
Venue: Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH

About the Musicians

University of Leicester MusiciansMusic at the University of Leicester is a student-run activity organised by the Music Association. About 350 students are involved in music as a recreational activity in 7 different bands choirs or groups;

  • Orchestra,
  • Chorus,
  • Chamber Choir,
  • Voices,
  • Big Band,
  • Concert Band and
  • Band and Gigs.

The lunchtime concerts at Christchurch, Clarendon Park Road will be a showcase for the amazing musical talent of the University of Leicester students.

The concerts are a Christchurch, ArtBeat and University of Leicester collaboration.