The Cowdray Hall is one of city’s most popular concert venues accentuated by superb acoustics. It is regularly hired by cultural organisations and features a busy programme of concerts and recitals. It hosts the popular Lunchbreak Concert series.

LUNCHBREAK CONCERTS 2019

Aberdeen Citadel, 28 Castle Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BG

Concert: Free Admission

27/09/2018 – 02/05/201912.45pm-1.30pm

Welcome to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ 2018/19 season of Lunchbreak Concerts

A programme which encompasses an impressive range of talent and musical genres.

During the redevelopment of the Cowdray Hall and Aberdeen Art Gallery, Lunchbreak Concerts are held in Aberdeen Citadel.

Concerts take place on Thursdays at 12.45pm and last 45 minutes.

There are 20-minute introductory talks before some of the concerts, starting at 12 noon.

Lunchbreak Concerts are free of charge, for everyone to enjoy. Donations are very welcome and will help ensure that we can continue to offer, in the words of one concert-goer, this “fantastic feature of the Aberdeen music scene.”

February

Thursday 7 February
RICHARD INGHAM (Saxophone)
SIMON SMITH (Piano)

Music by Beamish, Grime, Gotkovsky and Harding.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

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Thursday 14 February
ABERDEEN CITY MUSIC SERVICE
Advanced pupils from schools across the city perform a varied programme of ensemble and solo works.

Thursday 21 February
ROBERT LOVIE (Singer and storyteller)
RAEMOND JAPPY (Fiddle)
MAUREEN RUTHERFORD (Piano)

Music, song and spoken word from the North East of Scotland.

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Thursday 28 February
ST MARGARET’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Outstanding soloists from Aberdeen’s school for girls.

March

Thursday 7 March
ABERDEEN CITY MUSIC SERVICE
Rising stars from Aberdeen city schools.

Thursday 14 March
MOIRA DOCHERTY (Soprano)
ROGER B WILLIAMS (Piano)

Celtic Circle composed for Moira Docherty by Roger B Williams, with songs by Reynaldo Hahn and Henri Duparc.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

Thursday 21 March
JOSEPH LONG (Piano)
Mozart Sonatas.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

Thursday 28 March
NEWHILLS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE WITH RICHARD COLEMAN (Tenor)
World premiere of Housman Settings by Roger B Williams and On Wenlock Edge by Vaughan Williams.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

April

Thursday 11 April
MARGARET PRESTON (Flute)
ROGER B WILLIAMS (Piano)

One for the Birds, a programme of music by Karg-Elert and Saint-Saens.

Thursday 18 April
STUDENTS FROM NORTH EAST SCOTLAND COLLEGE
NESCol music students make a welcome return to the Lunchbreak programme.

Thursday 25 April
EDINBURGH QUARTET
Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op. 18 no. 6.

Pre-concert talk 12.00-12.20pm

May

Thursday 2 May
BIG NOISE TORRY
Inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema movement, Big Noise brings professional musicians to communities where children learn to play together in life-changing orchestras. Big Noise Torry was established in 2015.