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Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Charlton House
Every Fri 1pm – 2pm

The Charlton House Concerts bring together music lovers and aspiring young artists. With the enthusiastic support of Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust management and a loyal and generous audience we present a continuing programme of wonderful concerts, inspiring competitions and creative sponsorship.

Jan 5              Royal College of Music presents

                        Vecchi Venti

                        a renaissance wind band featuring

                        sackbuts, cornetts and dulcian


Jan 10 & 11     Charlton House Concert Society

10-5                 Lyrical Brass Competition

                        A new prize for young brass players with a

                        chance to find new repertoire from the

                        fantastic world of opera and the beautiful

                        melodies of Franz Schubert.

                        Preliminary rounds

                        Adjudicator Roger Harvey

                        (Principal trombone Academy St Martin’s)


Jan 12              Charlton House Concert Society

1pm                 Lyrical Brass Competition

Free                 Final round

                        The audience decides

                        We thank Mr Dave Stewart for

                        providing the prizes


Jan 19              RAF Wind Soloists

1pm                 An Ensemble of the Central Band

Free                 of the Royal Air Force play

                        Mozart – Gran Partita

                        Chris I’Anson conductor

                        (The Band plays by permission of the

                        Air Force Board of the Defence Council)


Jan 26              The Countess Of Wessex’s String Orchestra

1pm                 David Hammond conductor

Free                 Claire Lawrence conductor

                        David Wong clarinet

                        Music by Telemann, Spohr,  Bantock                     

                        Peter Wilson, Bernstein, Goossens

                        Shostakovich & Farkas


Feb 2               Royal Academy of Music presents

1pm                 Adrian Brendle piano

Free                 Rachmaninoff  - 13 Preludes Op. 32


Feb 9               Royal College of Music presents

1pm                 Nikola Avramovic piano

Free                 Schubert-Liszt - Lieder Transcriptions

                        Der Müller und der Bach; Der Doppelgänger

                        Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody no 14

                        Wagner-Liszt - Isolde’s Liebestod

                        Chopin - Ballade No.3 Op.47

                        Gershwin - 5 songs from the Songbook:

                        Do it again; The Man I love;

                        Oh, Lady be good; Sweet and Low Down

                       Strike up the band


Feb 16             Pavello Trio

1pm                 Sophie-Anne Chaplin violin

Free                 Hannah Louise Chappell cello

                        Connor Tempest-Roe piano

                        Frank Bridge - Miniatures, Set 1

                        Brahms - Piano Trio No.1 in B minor


Feb 23             Royal Academy of Music presents

1pm                 Haeun Kim cello

Free                 Linhan Sung piano


Mar 2              Royal College of Music presents

1pm                 Duo Vario

Free                 Manu Brazo saxophone

                        Prajna Indrawati piano

                        Gershwin - 3 Preludes

                        Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango

                        De Falla - 7 canciones populares

                        Muczynski - Sonata

                        Iturralde - La Pequeña Czarda


Mar 9              Guildhall School of Music and Drama

1pm                 presents

Free                 Junior Guildhall Scholars Concert

                        A welcome return visit by the leading

                        soloists of Guildhall’s Junior Department


Mar 16             Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble

1pm                 Stephen Maw conductor

Free                 Elgar arr. Emerson - Sonata in G


Mar 23            Royal Academy of Music presents

1pm                 RAM Harp Department

Free                 Gareth Wood - Rhapsody for cello & 4 harps

                        Saint-Saëns  - Fantaisie for violin & harp

                        Bantock - Hamabdil for cello & harp

                        Richard Bissill - Sirens for violin & 4 harps


Mar 30            Good Friday – House closed



For those who are interested in performing in one of our Lunchtime Concerts please contact office@rght.org.uk with a short biography

Opening times

Every Friday 1pm – 2pm



We suggest a minimum donation of £2

Charlton House Concerts are made possible by your generous donations.