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Lunchtime Recitals

There have been lunchtime concerts at St Mary Magdalene Church for many years. They start at 12.30pm on the second Wednesday in every month, except August, and last about half an hour. The concerts give local people an opportunity to perform in a good venue and the audience the pleasure of hearing live music of a high standard. In the past we have been entertained by singers, choirs and instrumentalists.

Everyone, whether a member of our Church or a passer-by, is welcome to come to the concerts. There is no charge for entry but there is a retiring collection to cover expenses.

Following the concert, at a small charge of £3.50, light lunches are available for those who wish to have a pleasant meal in friendly company in the Choir Vestry.

For more information please contact Eleanor.

I would warmly recommend the Wednesday lunchtime recitals, held monthly in this beautiful late Victorian church. I can enjoy music, ranging from baroque to jazz, played by professional musicians or talented amateurs. Afterwards I look forward to a ploughman's lunch - which includes hot homemade soup - and a chat with friends in the vestry. Overall, a very nice way to spend a relaxing lunchtime break.
Alice Emke
I would warmly recommend the Wednesday lunchtime recitals, held monthly in this beautiful late Victorian church. I can enjoy music, ranging from baroque to jazz, played by professional musicians or talented amateurs. Afterwards I look forward to a ploughman's lunch - which includes hot homemade soup - and a chat with friends in the vestry. Overall, a very nice way to spend a relaxing lunchtime break.
Alice Emke
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Lunchtime Recitals for 2018
January 10Matthew Geer - organ
February 14Adriana Cristea - violin
March 14Enfield Grammar School Brass Group
April 11The Anern String Trio
May 9Gordon Giles and Roddy Elmer – flute and piano
June 13Catherine Leonard - piano
July 11Sandra Sinclair – violin
AugustNo Concert
September 12Bush Hill Recorder Consort
October 10Serafini Trio
November 14Michael and Marion Smith - organ and piano
12 DecemberCarols from The Cambridge Carol Book

From the Parish Magazine...

Enfield Grammar School Tour Band together with their tutor, Simon Tate-Lovery played to us at the March recital. They produced a lively and polished performance and like other groups from their school who have visited us over the years were a credit to Enfield Grammar School. We are also grateful to Aaron Ness, the head of music, who brought them.

Due to road works, the audience arrived late and when the music began there were only 15 of them. Eventually this rose to 25. The audiences have recently been shrinking which is a pity for the performers who put such an effort in their performances. So, if you know anyone locally who is interested in music please invite them along t our lunch time concerts. The lunches available afterwards are good value at £3.50.

At 12.30 pm on Wednesday 11 April the Anern String Trio will play to us. This will be a very different sort of music. Do come along – entrance is free, just a retiring collection.

Eleanor Pritchard