The St Mary-at-Finchley concerts are all at 6pm in church, with free entry and refreshments
at the end. We are fortunate to have a wonderful range of people performing an hour
of music on each occasion.
Forthcoming concerts here at St Mary-at-Finchley – please spread the word and bring
Saturday 8th February 2014 at 6pm: Luca Luciano (solo clarinet)
Luca Luciano is the modern champion of the clarinet. In this varied programme Luciano
embrace all the styles of music he loves in an imaginative tour around the world
from Western European music to Afro-American or folkloristic music of Southern of
Italy, from contemporary classical music with chromatic and angular-shaped lines
to heartfelt melodies. Alison heard Luca play this programme at a concert in St Martin-in-the-Fields
during the summer of 2013 and was very impressed.
The programme includes Abîme des oiseaux, from Quartet for the end of time by Olivier
Messiaen. This great work was written in 1940 while Messiaen was in a prisoner-of-war
camp in Görlitz, Germany (now Zgorzelec, Poland). Also on the programme are arrangements
by Luca Luciano of well-known Italian melodies such as the theme from Vivaldi’s Four
Seasons. Lots to enjoy!
The retiring collection will be for St Mary-at-Finchley and Save the Children. Refreshments
will be served. Doors open at 5.30pm.
‘Interesting music and fantastic playing.' All Classical FM (USA, July 2012)
Saturday 5th April at 6pm: The Silvestre Trio (violin, piano and soprano)
will perform a programme including works by Handel, Granados, Amy Beach, Saint Saens,
Chausson, John McCabe and Vaughan-Williams.
The retiring collection will be for St Mary-at-Finchley and Macmillan Nurses.
Saturday 17th May at 6pm: Rachel Weston (mezzo-soprano) and Carl Gombrich (bass)
with pianist Yuki Osedo and Alison Smart (soprano).
More details to follow but in the meantime please put these dates in your diary and
bring your friends!
How to get to St Mary-at-Finchley Parish Church: by bus: the 125 bus stops outside
the church. Or for the tube St Mary’s is about 6 minutes walk from Finchley Central
(zone 4 northern line, High Barnet/Mill Hill East branch) – follow for Regents Park
Road then fork right onto Hendon Lane. If you are coming by car, please park in one
of the marked bays on Hendon Lane (small charge to pay until 6.30pm) or you may be
lucky and find a space in the church’s car park in front of the church hall, next
to the church on Hendon Lane.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed to the
success of the St Mary-at-Finchley Organ Appeal. Your generosity has enabled this
Willis pipe organ to be fully restored for the next generation to enjoy.