OEM Lunchtime Concerts at St Paul’s Clifton

Featuring some of the very best local musical talent, giving a platform to up-and-coming performers, welcoming touring musicians, and showcasing the work of One Equal Music, our Lunchtime Concert Series is a free way to experience the confidence, creativity, and community at the heart of OEM. 

See our current concert listings below or download a copy here.

When?  Wednesdays, 1:15pm

Where?  St Paul’s Church, Clifton BS8 1LP

What?  A variety of genres and themes: classical, jazz, sacred, secular, early, contemporary, from soloists, duos, ensembles, and choirs
How much?  Absolutely free
(though we do encourage you to leave a donation to help cover the costs of putting on our Lunchtime Concerts)


Wednesday 17 April | 1:15pm

Bristol University Music Society
Chamber Music Showcase

Free admission.



Wednesday 24 April | 1:15pm
The OEM Choral Scholars

Great Sacred Music – ‘Let all the world in every corner sing’

The Choral Scholars of One Equal Music perform 30 minutes of sublime choral music accompanied by readings and thoughtful reflections exploring the themes and messages behind the music.
Free admission.

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Five Mystical Songs: 5. Antiphon
Anon. (mid-16th c.) – Rejoice in the Lord alway
Traditional American Spiritual – Down in the River to Pray
Hymn – Come, let us join our cheerful songs
Sally K. Albrecht – Let All the World in Every Corner Sing

Wednesday 1 May | 1:15pm
Bristol University Music Society

Chamber Music Showcase

Bristol University Music Society chamber musicians proudly present a chance to hear Beethoven’s eclectic Septet Op.20.
Free admission.



Wednesday 8 May | 1:15pm
Matteo Ballotta – violin | Sammy Li – piano

Bach & Bartók

Lisbon born violinist, Matteo Ballotta performs a duo recital with pianist and University of Bristol Vice Chancellor’s Music Scholar, Sammy Li.
Free admission.

Bach: Violin Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006
      1. Preludio
      2. Loure

Bach/Rachmaninov: Suite from the Violin Partita No.3 in E major
   2. Gavotte en Rondeau

Bartók: 44 Duos for 2 Violins, Sz.98
     26. “Ugyan édes komámasszony…” (Teasing Song)
     19. Mese (Fairy Tale)
     16. Burleszk (Burlesque)
     22. Szunyogtánc (Mosquito Dance)
     28. Bánkódás (Sorrow)
     27. Sánta-tánc (Limping Dance)
     43. Pizzicato
     36. Szól a duda (Bagpipes)
     35. Rutén kolomejka (Ruthenian Kolomejka)

Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
     1. Allegro moderato
     2. Andante
     3. Allegro assai

Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.56
     1. Jocul cu bâtă / Bot tánc (Stick Dance)
     2. Brâul (Sash Dance)
     3. Pe loc / Topogó (In One Spot)
     4. Buciumeana / Bucsumí tánc (Dance from Bucsum)
     5. Poarga românească (Romanian Polka)
     6. Mărunțel / Aprózó (Fast Dance)


Wednesday 15 May | 1:15pm
MSK Jazz Trio – David Mowat, Dorian Sutton, & Rachel Kerry

MSK was set up in January 2024 to play thoughtful jazz on the darker cinematic side prioritising harmony and melody over rhythm. It’s one of many projects to emerge from East Bristol Jazz Club. Dorian (ex Shelanagig) is a powerful resonant bass player from a folk roots background, Rachel Kerry a jazz piano teacher with  classical sensitivities and David Mowat a well-known trumpeter with a Milesian touch.
Free admission.



Wednesday 22 May | 1:15pm
Özcan Ateş – voice, baglama

Turkish & Kurdish Folk Music

Özcan is a sensitive and highly skilled musician and looks forward to singing and performing on the bağlama (or ‘saz’):
“Reconnecting to my past through music is a way of both understanding it and how my present identity has been shaped by it. I am still on the biggest journey of my life and I will sing folk songs with my faithful travelling companions: the baglama and its best friend, my voice. I perform traditional folk music with Western notes. The guitar helps me bridge the two cultures and has supported me on my musical path.”

Free admission.



Wednesday 29 May | 1:15pm
Joe Goodlad – jazz piano and the Bristol Barbers

Jazz, Ragtime, Swing

Joe is a jazz pianist and organist currently working in the music department at Wells Cathedral School.
Free admission.

Polkadots & Moonbeams – Jimmy Van Heusen
The Shadow of Your Smile – Johnny Mandel/Paul Francis
Gladiolus Rag – Scott Joplin
Sweet and Lovely – Norman Starks, Arr. Mac Huff
The Longest Time – Billy Joel, Arr. Tom Gentry
How Things Change – Joe Goodlad
Stoptime Rag – Scott Joplin
Waltz For Debby – Bill Evans
Baby On Board (from The Simpsons) – The Be Sharps, Arr. Owain Park
Away It Goes, The Midnight Train – Joe Goodlad



Wednesday 5 June | 1:15pm
Will Walshe-Grey – organ

Romantic & Contemporary Organ Music

Will is an organist and accompanist in his second-year reading Music at the University of Bristol. Will currently holds an Organ Scholarship at St Mary Redcliffe Church, where he also sings regularly in the choir and has duties accompanying and tutoring the choristers.
Free admission.

Quasi Scherzo – Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933)

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele – Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Dir, dir, Jehova, will ich singen – Sigfrid Karg-Elert 

Pastorale – César Franck (1822–1890)

Allegretto grazioso – Frank Bridge (1879–1941)

Allegretto in F – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)

Kanzonetta – Max Reger (1873–1916)

 Pièce héroïque – César Franck (1822–1890)



Wednesday 12 June | 1:15pm
Olive Murray – soprano

Mozart, Britten, Liszt, Strauss

Concert soprano Olive Murray presents an exciting unconventional mix of music for soprano and piano from Mozart to Britten featuring gems from the English repertoire, also two of Liszt’s beautiful Petrarch sonnets, and some much loved Richard Strauss favourites.
Free admission.

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
Let the Florid Music

R.Strauss (1864 – 1949)

Frank Bridge (1892– 1993)
Go not happy day
Come to me in my dreams
Love went a Riding

Herbert Howells (1864 – 1949)
King David
Come sing and Dance

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Petrarch Sonnett I
Petrarch Sonnett III

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Bella mia fiamma – Resta, oh cara



Wednesday 26 June | 1:15pm
Colin Smith – piano

Colin began playing the piano when he was 4 years old. He attended the London College of music when he was a teenager and became a professional musician at the age of 16, making an appearance on television with Aled Jones. Colin is now a busy performer, composer, and teacher. 

Free admission.

All the things you are – Jerome Kern (1885 -1945)

Preludes no 2 and 3 – George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Newton Park Experience – Colin Smith

Nocturne op 55 – Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Seven steps – Fourth world – Joes Neto (1954-present)

Stars fell on Alabama – Frank Perkins (1908-1988)

Whatever’s written in your heart – Gerry Raffety (1947- 2011)

I got Rhythm plus impro medley – George Gershwin (1898-1937)




Wednesday 3 July | 1:15pm
Leora Cohen – violin | Paul Wingfield – piano

Stanford 100

British-American violinist and Royal College of Music graduate, Leora Cohen presents a special violin recital marking 100 years since the death of the highly influential Anglo-Irish composer, Charles Villiers Stanford. Leora will be accompanied by pianist and Chetham’s School of Music graduate, Paul Wingfield.
Free admission.

Sonata no. 2 in A major for Violin and Piano, Op.70 – Charles Villiers Stanford
i. Allegro commodo
ii. Adagio molto
iii. Prestissimo
iv. Allegretto – Animato

5 Bagatelles in Valse Form, Op.183 – Charles Villiers Stanford
No. 2 in G major
No. 3 in D minor
No. 5 in G major



Wednesday 10 July | 1:15pm
Morgan Pritchard – countertenor

Free admission.



Wednesday 17 July | 1:15pm
Joshua Hutchinson – piano

Bridge, Ireland, Howells

University of Bristol music graduate and OEM Development Officer, Joshua Hutchinson presents a recital of 20th century piano music by British composers.
Free admission.




Wednesday 24 July | 1:15pm
Mark Watkin-Price – guitar, voice, chansonnier

A selection of one man and a guitar songs, some humourous story songs, others much more thoughtful

Described as a chansonnier, Mark’s one-man-one-guitar act is not just ‘singer/songwriter’ but also humourist and entertainer. Be prepared for lyrical surprises and stories ranging through love and money or the lack of either, and the underbelly of life like death, old age and dog ownership. ‘A happy Tom Waits!’
Free admission.



Wednesday 31 July | 1:15pm
Tim Funnell – jazz piano

Jazz tunes & spontaneous improvisations

Tim Funnell studied jazz piano at The Prins Claus Conservatoire in Groningen on the ‘New York comes to Groningen’ programme and also spent a semester studying in Paris. For this concert, Tim will play a selection of jazz tunes and spontaneous improvisations. His deepening interest is in learning to trust what wants to emerge at different times and sharing this understanding with others.
Free admission. 

Contact us

Bristol Uni Singers in St Paul's


0117 923 7567


St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Road
Bristol BS8 1LP