Sunday Sundown concerts


Join us for our Sunday Sundown series. All concerts are at 6:00pm and have free admission with a retiring collection for the musicians unless otherwise specified. See below for the current schedule, and also At Heath Street Baptist Church - see map and get directions.

Sunday 28 January 2024 at 6:00pm

Ariana Kashefi and Petr Limonov

Cello and piano.


  • Schumann - Fantasiestucke Op. 12
  • Rachmaninoff - Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19


  • Ariana Kashefi

Ariana has a true love and passion for chamber music and regularly performs with many renowned artists. Upcoming performances include collaborations with pianists Bruno Canino and Maksim Stsura – with whom she was awarded the first prize at the 2019 Luigi Nono chamber music competition in Turin, Italy. She is a City Music Foundation Artist as well as a top prize winner in the International Rubinstein cello Competition held in Berlin, a finalist in the Pierre Fournier Award which took place at the Wigmore Hall in London and a ‘Villa Musica’ scholarship recipient where she was also awarded the loan and use of a fine Gagliano cello. Ariana received the prestigious Julius Isserlis Scholarship for instrumental studies abroad from the Royal Philharmonic Society which allowed her to study for her masters at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with professor Frans Helmerson and her artist diploma at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin.

  • Petr Limonov

Pupil of Maria João Pires and Dmitri Alexeev, award-winning British pianist and conductor Petr Limonov frequently performs across Europe and the UK, having collaborated with, among others, Maria João Pires, Nicola Benedetti, Leonard Elschenbroich, Laura van der Heijden, Jennifer Pike,Natalie Clein and Van Kujik Quartet. He has recorded for the Decca, Onyx Classics, Chandos and Champs Hill labels. The 1948 album, recorded with Laura van der Heijden, received the EdisonKlassiek award in 2018 and the BBC Newcomer of the Year award in 2019.‚Äč

Free admission, but you can pre-book advance tickets here.

Sunday 4 February 2024 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

A Starlit Grove:


Works by Bach, Purcell and Telemann contrasted with arrangements of Ukrainian melodies, and the premiere of a contemporary piece inspired by Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics.


  • Petra Samhaber (eckart violin)
  • Rachel Stott (viola d'amore)
  • Ibi Aziz (viola da gamba)

Tickets from £10 available here.

Part of the Little Things in Odd Shapes 2024 unusual chamber music concert series.

Sunday 18 February 2024 from 6:00pm to 10:30pm

Air, Bellows and Sympathetic Strings

Istante Collective and Friends

Join us for a Scandinavian cruise, led by the charming sound of the native nyckelharpa, and onto a trip through the British Isles. Navigating and blending the baroque and folk repertoire along the way. Who knows where we will finally disembark? 


  • Istante Collective
  • Nicola Barbagli (flutes, accordion)
  • Gabi Mass (fiddle, nickelharpe)

Homemade Baroquestock-focaccia and drinks will be available before, during and after the concert!

Tickets from £10 available here.

Part of the Little Things in Odd Shapes 2024 unusual chamber music concert series.

Sunday 3 March 2024 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Rautio Piano Trio

A special concert launching the Trio's second album of Beethoven Trios on Resonus Classics, part of their wider project to record the complete cycle on fortepiano. They will perform music from their new album alongside Haydn’s well-loved Gipsy Rondo trio.

The programme will explore the wit, charm and inventiveness of theme and variations shown in each work, and the development of Beethoven’s writing for the genre. It will also feature an artists in conversation event where the musicians talk about their approach to playing on historical instruments and invite questions from the audience.

Signed CDs will be available from the Trio at the concert.


  • Beethoven - Op.44 Trio Theme and Variations
  • Haydn - Gipsy Rondo Trio in G Hob XV:25
  • Beethoven - Op.11 Trio in Bflat Gassenhauer
  • Beethoven - Op.70/1 ‘Ghost’

Rautio Piano Trio

  • Jane Gordon (violin)
  • Victoria Simonsen (cello)
  • Jan Rautio (fortepiano)

Homemade Baroquestock-focaccia and drinks will be available before and after the concert!

Tickets from £10 available here.

The Rautio Trio has released three critically acclaimed albums with Resonus Classics and are frequently heard on BBC Radio 3. They have performed at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, South Bank, Bridgewater Hall, throughout the UK and in France, Austria and Germany. In 2022 the Trio launched the first volume of the complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Trios, recorded on fortepiano, receiving 5 stars in the BBC Music Magazine and glowing reviews in the Gramophone and Early Music Review. The Trio's eagerly awaited second volume is released in March 2024.

The Trio are grateful to the Continuo Foundation for their support.

Part of the Little Things in Odd Shapes 2024 unusual chamber music concert series.

Sunday 24 March 2024 from 6:00pm

The Eight Words:

The Tim Boniface Quartet

The Eight Words: A jazz suite based on the eight sayings of Jesus in the Passion according to St John.

The Tim Boniface Quartet play their acclaimed 2016 release The Eight Words - an original jazz suite by Tim Boniface that explores the eight sayings of Jesus in St John’s Passion. Journeying through the dramatic contours of the passion story, the work offers a fresh take on familiar stories and sayings through the soundscape of mainstream jazz. Moving through movements that explore protest, joyful resistance, fear, violence, hope and gift, The Eight Words is a powerful addition to the longstanding tradition of music based on the Passion story. Alongside Tim, the performance features a remarkable rhythm section of established players on the UK jazz circuit - Phil Merriman (piano), Ed Babar (bass) and Jon Ormston (drums).

”A quartet who play throughout with invention and commitment” (The Jazz Journal)

“Inspired and reassuring” (The Church Times)

“Beautifully played and conceived… ambitious, thoughtful and accessible” (Paul Northup, Greenbelt)

Free admission, but you can pre-book advance tickets here.


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