Lunchtime Recital Carousel

A programme of 6 Tuesday Lunchtime Recitals starts in March 2019. Performer and programme details where available, are shown below. We hope to offer a further series of recitals after Easter. Details of these will be published on our website as soon as they are available.

We look forward to you joining us for these high-quality performances in the beautiful setting of Romsey Abbey. Once again, we are delighted to work together with Professor David Owen Norris, Head of Classical Performance and Professor of Music at the University of Southampton and his students in the first 4 recitals in this series.

Please note:
Recitals start at 1pm (not 1.10pm as before) and last approximately 40 minutes.
Admission is free with a retiring collection which supports the Friends of Romsey Abbey Music.
All are welcome!

Tuesday 5thMarch 2019, 1pm


A programme of piano music:

Beethoven Sonata in E major, Op. 109

Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op. 118, no. 2 & 3

Chopin Nocturne in E flat major Op. 55 No. 2,

Chopin Nocturne in B minor Op. 72 No. 1

Admission Free – Retiring Collection


Tuesday 12thMarch 2019, 1 pm

LUNCHTIME RECITAL by Declan Flannery and Timothy Feasey

A programme of piano music by Schumann

Admission Free – Retiring Collection

Tuesday 19thMarch 2019, 1pm

LUNCHTIME RECITAL by Verity Brooks and Adam Bean

A programme of piano music:

Schubert Impromptu in G flat minor

Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat major op.110, 1stmovement

Scriabin Poem Op.32 no.1

Beethoven Piano Sonata in E major Op.109, 3rdmovement

Debussy Petite Suite for Four Hands

Admission Free – Retiring Collection


Tuesday 26thMarch 2019, 1pm

 LUNCHTIME RECITAL by Rachel Abbott, Olivia Chester, and Callum Litchfield 

A programme of music for flute:

Quantz – Trio for three flutes in D Major
Mozart (Arr H Lea) – Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Narboni – Syrinx en Résonance
Kœchlin – Divertissiment

Admission Free – Retiring Collection

Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 1 pm

LUNCHTIME RECITAL by Canon Peter Gould (Interim Director of Music – Romsey Abbey)

A valedictory organ recital:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor – Bach
Sonata no 3 – Mendelssohn
Prelude from Symphonie 1 – Vierne
Choral Prelude on Aberystwyth – Bednall
Le Jardin Suspendu / Litanies – Alain

Admission Free – Retiring Collection


Tuesday 9thApril 2019, 1 pm

LUNCHTIME RECITAL by Adrian Taylor (Assistant Organist – Romsey Abbey)

A programme of organ music for Passiontide:

Epilogue on St. Theodulph – Willan
“All glory, laud and honour to thee, Redeemer, King”

Psalm Prelude no.1; set 2 – Howells
“Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord, Lord hear my voice”

Song 13 (Orlando Gibbons) – Whitlock
“Jesu, grant me this, I pray, ever in thy heart to stay”

Offertoire sur un chant de l’hymne; Ave Maris Stella – Guilmant
“Hail, star of the sea, nurturing mother of God”

O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sunde gross – Bach
“O man bemoan thy grievous sin”

Variations sur Herzlich tut mich verlangen – Bedard
“My heart is full of longing to pass away in peace”

Dankpsalm Op.145 –  Reger
“Praise to the Lord the almighty, the king of creation”

Admission Free – Retiring Collection