Heart for the Arts
Art and SoulSue Barnes is our resident visual artist who helps facilitate our engagement with the Lewes Artwave Show and exhibitions by local artists
Falmer Concerts For over 15 years St. Laurence has organised an annual programme of musical events throughout the year and also participates in the Brighton Fringe
St. Laurence Recital Series, 2022-23
Unless stated, refreshment and admission to these recitals are free, with donations going to the outreach and upkeep of the church.
SATURDAY, 4TH FEBRUARY, 4.30-5.40pm
SOUTH DOWN WINDS QUINTET
Arrieu, Fauré, Poulenc, Gounod, Debussy and Bizet
(this slightly longer concert includes a short interval)
SATURDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY, 5.30-6.15pm
LEWIS KINGSLEY-PEART – PIANO
SHEPHERDS ARISE! Sunday, 11th December, 2.30-4.30pm, a selection of beautiful old West Gallery carols from Sussex villages accompanied by flute, fiddle, serpent, bassoon, clarinet, concertinas & recorder. Between the carols are readings about Christmas in Sussex in the past, and the musicians play lively dance tunes from old Sussex manuscripts and there is also a mummers'play. Admission and refreshments free, donations will be split between the church and the Martlets Hospice
Saturday, 10th September, 5.30-6.15pm
Lewis Kingsley-Peart, Piano
Beethoven, Sonata quasi una fantasia, (Moonlight), Schubert, Fantasie in C Major (Wanderer), Chopin, Ballade No.1, Op.23
Lewis made his debut at St. John's, Smith Square in March 2013 in a programme of music celebrating the 75th birthday of renowned American composer, Stephen Montagu. In the summer of 2021 he had the privilege of working with the British concert pianist and composer, Stephen Hough, on his third piano sonata, "Trinitas" for the Trinity Laban New Lights Festival of Contemporary Music. Lewis looks forward to future recital engagements, and is excited to make his debut at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in September, as well as his concerto debut in 2023.
Saturday, 8th October, 6.30-7.15pm
Simon Madge, Baritone and Katy Friese-Greene, Piano
A programme of English Song, to include works by George Butterworth and Vaughan Williams' "Songs of Travel"
Saturday 18th June, 5.30-6.15pm
THE PASTORES ENSEMBLE with special guests
Roberto Prieto-Labrador Countertenor
Zhou Han (Rose) Erhu
present: A VARIETY OF MUSIC TO DELIGHT
Tenorlieder @ 4 Ludwig Senfl (1486-1542?)
Wolcum de Mai I
Rosina, wo was dein Gestalt
Wolcum de Mai II
Madrigals @ 3 Michael East (1580–1648 ): How Merrily we Live Follow Me
Villancicos Cancionero de Palacio— Songs from the Library of the Palacio Real in Madrid:
Tres Morillas –Anon Más vale trocar –Juan del Encina (1468-1530)
Ay Linda Amiga - Anon Mano a mano los dos amores –Anon
Solo Lute: Night Song—Robert Carrington (fl. 2022)
Erhu & Viols: Wild Swans Fairest Isle –Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Trio: Aire– Paul Neville (b. 1969)
Suite from the Tempest- Matthew Locke (1621 – 1677)
The First Music– Galliard– Gavot– Lilk
All concerts 5.30-6.15pm
SUNDAY, MAY 8TH: UNFENCED UNWRAPPED, Sally Wilson, SAm Brennan, Liz Woodhouse, Jane Peckham and Barney Guy - a musical confectionery: female voices, sophisticated piano, string bass and a zippy drummer. Unfenced have one aim only: to lift your hearts, bring a smile to your faces and get your toes tapping!
SATURDAY, MAY 14TH: DUCK SOUP: Dan Quinn - voice, melodeon, Ian Kearey - bass guitar, 12-string dobro, manndolin, tipple, and Adam Bushell - marimba, mandolin, triangle, saw and phonofiddle: English folk music, with a dash of the music-hall, a dollop of groove and a soupcon of surreality. It all ends up as a glorious cross between an English tune session in your favourite pub and a collision in an instrument shop. Amongst the favourites that we'll probably play are Molly Bawn, Hornpipe, The Indian Intermezzo, Marche de 64ieme Batallion, Lena.
SATURDAY, MAY 21ST: SUSSEX FLUTES: Sue Gregg, Victoria Hancox, Anne Hodgson and Nicole Leclerc are delighted to be returning to St. Laurence, the very first venue in which they performed as a group 12 years ago! With a reputation for high quality chamber music for different combinations of flutes ranging from Piccolo to Bass Flute they encompass a wide range of musical styles and genres.
Mozart - Flute quartet in D major
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SATURDAY, MAY 28TH: DOUBLE DUOS: Alan Larkin - clarinet and alto sax, Michael Withers- clarinet and tenor sax, Trevor Denyer - Horn, Susan Denyer - bass: a unique ensemble, playing show music from the 1920s to 1950s and beyond. Programme will include The Frim Fram Sauce, New York, New York, Sunrise, Sunset, The Poirot Theme, Stranger on the Shore
SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH: REFLECTIONS OF LOVE: DARIA ROBERTSON, Soprano and ZHANNA KEMP-DASHKOVSKAYA, Piano present a programme of well-known romantic arias including works Mozart, Puccini, Poulenc, Stravinsky and lesser-known gems by Offenbach, Menotti and Clara Schumann.
Saturday April 8th, 5.30pm
Beatrice Sales, Viola and Kevin Allen, Piano
Beethoven - Seven variations on Bei Mannern from Mozart's Die Zauberflote
Robert Schumann - Marchenbilder, Op.113
D. Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
Beethoven - Country Dances