Music on Thursdays presents weekly 12.30 lunchtime concerts in Leatherhead.
For 2013 we have linked with Wednesdays at Christ Church, a series of organ concerts which Anthony Cairns has run in the Epsom Road church for a number of years.
Our performers are mostly current students of the Royal Academy of Music, recent graduates of London's internationally renowned music colleges, and local musicians of similar professional standard.
Alongside the traditional repertoire we occasionally have the good fortune to host world premières of works and arrangements written by our players and by other young composers.
There is a warm welcome awaiting music-lovers whether you pick out a specific concert to attend, or you decide to become a regular.
We can promise you excellent performances of the familiar, the contemporary, and a few rare finds.
Below you will find details of the two Leatherhead churches which host our 12.30 lunchtime concerts.
The Venues - LMC & Christ Church
Leatherhead Methodist Church - LMC
Music on Thursdays' 2013 season will take place in the recital room surroundings of Leatherhead Methodist Church.
LMC is close to the town centre, in the one-way section of Church Road. The nearest car park is the "pay & display" behind the Parish Church Hall - just a minute's stroll from LMC.
The church is an easy five-minute walk from the bus stops in North Street, and the Sainsbury multi-storey car park, via the High Street and the passage beside Vecchia Trattoria.
The aerial view and map below show where LMC is:
Christ Church (United Reformed)
Christ Church (URC) houses a modern Hill Norman and Beard pipe organ on which we present the Wednesdays at Christ Church series of recitals. More details of these recitals appear on the Concert Pages tab at the top of this page.
Christ Church (URC) has its own website on this link where you will find details of the Church's services and other activities.
The entrance to Christ Church is on Epsom Road, beside Downsend School's Leatherhead Lodge. There is ample parking on site at Christ Church.
Please see the map and aerial view below. [ Satnav: KT22 8ST ]
Book Early please for Coach Outing:
Sunday, 2nd March (leaving 1.15pm)
Brandenburg Choral Festival
City of Oxford Choir
Duncan Aspden, conductor
Coach from Leatherhead Leisure Centre and from Parish Church Bus Stop - Tickets: £29 each
Vaughan Williams, Dupré, Ravel, Elgar
London WC: 4pm, St Clement Danes, The Strand
In time for Christmas...
a new CD from our friends
the Andrews Massey Duo :
Please click on the CD cover above for more details.
With "make merry" flautist Emily Andrews and guitar-player David Massey bring a fresh approach to classics including: The Coventry Carol; Deck the Halls; Away in a Manger, Ding-Dong Merrily on High; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Good King Wenceslas; Jingle Bells; O Come O Come Emmanuel; Hark the Herald Angels Sing; Silent Night; The Holly and the Ivy; We Three Kings of Orient Are; While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night.
for details of more local concerts please click the Music in Surrey logo above
- Poetry Page -
Our Poetry Page has poems written by Peter Horsfield, and inspired by MoT, MAIASTRA, and Menuhin Hall concerts.
Earl in 2013 Emily Andrews and David Massey released
the CD ". . . from the roots"
- their own arrangements of British and Irish folk tunes.
BrightYoungFolk.com - review
When classically trained musicians explore the folk repertoire they can be nervous how the traditional folk audience feel about the result.
Reviewing this CD for the British folk music website BrightYoungFolk.com, Rosamund Woodroffe has given "...from the roots" a tremendous write-up. She feels the substitution of flute for voice brings something new to one's appreciation of familiar songs. Read Rosamund's full review by following this link.
There is more information about the CD on Emily and David's website (where you can listen to a track):
It's also on itunes, amazon, and spotify, if you're interested to hear more.
So head over to the Andrews-Massey website to listen to a sample track and to order Emily and David's new CD.
Link to the Andrews Massey Website
Music on Thursdays