Summer 2018

April 20



Unfortunately,   Ruth Davis is  unable  to give her double bass recital on this date, on account of illness in the family.

Instead, we have a voice and piano recital given by Katie Gilbert (soprano) and Edward Leung and Robin Bowman (pianists).  Please see performer details below.

Dowland come heavy sleep

Howells – three songs from in green ways; and  come sing and dance

Gurney  all night under the moon                                                                                                                                   Katie Gilbert and Robin Bowman 

Jonathan Dove -two songs for unaccompanied soprano from the song-cycle Ariel

Bartok  finale (allegro molto) from piano sonata

Chopin Waltz in A flat major Op.42                                                                                                                                  Edward Leung – piano

Manuel de Falla trois mélodies  –   les colombes;   chinoiserie;   séguidille                                                                Katie Gilbert and Edward Leung

On Tuesday April 10th 2018 Katie Gilbert won the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire English Song Prize. The English part of our concert is her prize-winning repertoire, plus three songs from Herbert Howells in green ways which Robin Bowman studied with the composer.  Edward Leung is a multi-prizewinning American pianist who studied undergraduate at Princeton University, and is now pursuing the Master of Music programme at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire studying with Pascal Nemirowski. Katie and Edward have just performed  the de Falla songs in the “Debussy and Spain” concert of the CBSO/Royal Birmingham Conservatoire collaborative series of chamber concerts which formed part of the CBSO Easter 2018 Debussy Festival.     Robin Bowman, a collaborative pianist of international renown, is  a member of the organizing committee of the Bournville Lunchtime Concerts, and teaches vocal performance and collaborative piano at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.  




May 4

David Saint (organ)

Music by J. S. Bach (prelude and fugue in a  minor), William Russill (voluntary no. 1), Parry (prelude and fugue in G major), Bridge (adagio in E), Walton arr. Murrill  (Crown imperial)

May 18

Griffith Wadkin (cello)  and Robert Markham (piano)

Music by Beethoven (variations on bei Männern from Mozart’s Magic Flute), Zimmermann (four short pieces) Shostakovitch (sonata in d minor Op.40) and Pärt (Fratres)

June 1 

Domonkos Csabay (piano)

Beethoven (eroica variations Op.35)  Janacek (in the mists)

June 15

Naoko Mitsumori (organ)

Chorale-preludes by Scheidemann,   J.S. Bach, and Brahms, and Bach (passacaglia and fugue in c minor)


July 6

Andrew Randall (baritone) and Bernard Tan (piano)

Schubert (Schwanengesang)

July 20 

Julia White (oboe) and Katharine Lam (piano)

programme includes music by Saint-Saëns (sonata for  oboe and piano), Britten and Richard Hewson 


All concerts are free admission, begin at 1 pm, last around 40 – 45 minutes, and are preceded by a simple lunch available from 12.00 to 12.45