Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Free concerts at LSO St Luke's

Want to know more about classical music but not sure where to start?

Make the most of your lunchbreak and enjoy a free, 45-minute informal concert at LSO St Luke’s. With live performances and introductions from presenter Rachel Leach, these free concerts are the perfect opportunity to learn more about music and the instruments of the orchestra, so just turn up and enjoy!

During autumn and spring, we’re exploring music performed by duos; two musical voices weaving and merging through contemporary and classical compositions. Featuring strings, percussion, brass and keys, this is a series of electrifying performances from musicians pushed to new heights by the energy of their partners.

Then, as we mark 100 years of female suffrage in the UK, we celebrate some of the pioneering women in classical music over the last century – from figures like Ethel Smyth, who campaigned for the vote, equal rights and recognition a hundred years ago, to Judith Weir, one of the leading composers of today.

Each concert begins at 12.30pm and lasts for 45 minutes. The Café is open for light refreshments before the concert from 11.30am and after the concert until 2pm. The concerts are suitable for those over the age of 5.


There's no need to book, the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day. To avoid disappointment please arrive in good time to get a seat, as these concerts are popular!

For more information or for group bookings please contact Cressida Griffth:

Tel +44 20 7382 2512
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Relaxed Performances

Twice a term we put on Relaxed Performances, 11.15-11.45am. These are open to everyone and are particularly suitable for individuals or groups who feel more comfortable in a more relaxed environment. The performances are often attended by parents with young children, individuals with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities. Audience members are free to leave and re-enter the room at any point, and we are relaxed about noise and movement during the music.

The next Relaxed Performance: Friday 7 September 2018

For more information please contact Elisabeth Munns:

Tel +44 20 7382 2526
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Forthcoming concerts

All concerts start at 12.30pm

Friday 29 June 2018

Talented Guildhall School singers and pianists close the series with a journey through songs by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach, Judith Weir, Libby Larson and Rebecca Clarke.

Future performances

All concerts start at 12.30pm


Friday 7 September 2018 + relaxed performance 11.15–11.45am
With LSO violinist Laurent Quenelle
This concert will be live streamed on the LSO's You Tube channel

Friday 5 October 2018 + relaxed performance 11.15–11.45am
Featuring a piano duo from the Guildhall School

Friday 19 October 2108
With LSO violinist Belinda McFarlane

Friday 23 November 2018 + relaxed performance 11.15–11.45am
With LSO musicians Naoko Keatley (violin) and Angela Barnes (horn), and Zeynep Özsuca (piano) performing Brahms Trio Op 40 in E flat major
This concert will be live streamed on the LSO's You Tube channel


> Friday 4 January 2019
> Friday 1 February 2019
> Friday 15 February 2019
> Friday 22 March 2019


> Friday 26 April 2019
> Friday 17 May 2019
> Friday 21 June 2019
> Friday 19 July 2019

LSO Friday Lunchtime Concerts are generously supported by LSO Friends.


Rachel Leach presenting a Friday lunchtime concert