geoff Simkins plays the alto sax at All Saints Hove's lunchtime concert series 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

The church is regularly used for concerts and we are delighted to host a weekly lunchtime concert programme from May to October, which features renowned and varied classical and jazz musicians.

Concerts in the 2018 season will be on Thursdays at 1:00pm and last about one hour. Admission is free, but there is a retiring collection and we ask that you consider donating generously to cover costs.

The 2018 season will open on Thursday 31 May with a celebration of our newly restored Hill organ given by our Director of Music, Jon Rawles, and previous All Saints organist, The Reverend Michael Maine. It has been some time since our magnificent organ was heard at full capacity, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear it in its full splendour. There will be another organ concert later in the season (August 30) when our Organ Scholar, Jamie Andrews, will be showcasing his talents.

One of the highlights of the classical programme will be the first appearance at All Saints of the brilliant young trumpeter, Imogen Hancock, with her regular playing partner, pianist Jennifer Hughes. We are very fortunate to obtain the services of these two exciting young musicians, so don’t miss their concert on July 5. Also in the season are several popular musicians making a welcome return to All Saints including pianists Philip Dyson (July 19), Maureen Galea (September 27) and John Bruzon (October 11). The all-female flute quintet, Sussex Flutes, return on August 9.

The jazz programme, now such an important part of the city’s jazz scene, features a fantastic line-up of some of the UK’s top jazz musicians including tenor saxist/clarinettist Mark Crooks with his quartet on June 14, altoist Allison Neale on July 12, altoist Geoff Simkins with Nikki Iles (piano) and Dave Green (bass) on August 2, pianist Dave Newton on September 13 and tenorist Karen Sharp on Oct 25. All this plus Brighton’s own Terry Seabrook (piano) on June 28 and drum legend Spike Wells on Aug 23.

For the latest information, please see our events page.

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