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University of Bristol Singers

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Our famous Lunchtime Concert series is carefully selected to bring a bit of peace, relaxation and escape in the middle of a busy week.

Disappear into an immersive sonic world created live for you by world-class musicians. Each week is something new and a bit different, no Lunchtime Concert is the same. Why not come down and try something new?

Bristol University’s top vocal ensemble return to St George’s to give another sublime lunchtime concert.

Derri Joseph Lewis Something Exciting

Ola Gjeilo Agnus Dei (Phoenix)

William Byrd Sing Joyfully

Eriks Esenvalds Amazing Grace

Philippe de Monte Super flumina Babylonis

William Byrd Quomodo cantabimus

arr. Michael Barrett and Ralph Schmitt Indodana

Shruthi Rajasekar Numbers

Anders Edenroth Words

In his 400th anniversary year, Bristol University Singers take inspiration from William Byrd’s lasting legacy. Considered one of the ‘fathers of English choral music’, Byrd’s writing was revolutionary in more ways than one. He wrote in multiple styles depending on the level of tolerance for so called Catholic music in reformation England, and often wrote music to be sung by Catholics practising their faith in secret. Alongside music by Byrd, Bristol University Singers present some of the most interesting contemporary voices challenging the conventions of choral composition today, from Sruthi Rajesekars’s Numbers to Words by The Real Group’s Anders Edenroth.

I’ve never been to a Lunchtime Concert before, will I enjoy it? If you listen to lo-fi beats YouTube videos or classical film score playlists at work to try and stave off the stress of deadlines, or chuck on Scala Radio or Classic FM when cooking, then Lunchtime Concerts are for you. A slice of relaxation in the middle of a busy Thursday will help you feel centred and calm, so you can totally lose it when you get to Friday night.

Join us for lunch

Enjoy a delicious bowl of soup (vg) served with fresh bread – or, swap the bread for one of our chef’s delicious toasties to accompany your soup.

£4.70 with bread  /  £8.50 with toastie

You can pre-order your food when booking your ticket/s, and select to have your lunch either before or after the concert.

Pre-concert lunch from 12pm

Post-concert lunch from 2pm