BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts

Since the building first opened in 2003, BBC Radio 3 have been presenting these concerts, which are recorded for broadcast at a later date, to ever-increasing numbers of people. Past seasons have included series of Bach sonatas and partitas, string quartets by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart, Chopin piano music, song cycles by Mendelssohn, Mahler and Schumann, Piano Variations, and a Stravinsky, Debussy and Prokofiev series. We have played host to residencies by the Brodsky Quartet and Nash Ensemble, and have welcomed young performers from the ECHO Rising Stars programme.

Each concert starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour.

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NB all concerts take place on Fridays. All concerts start at 1pm, except for the Rush-Hour concert on 4 June 2021.

Summer 2021

Please note that tickets must be booked in advance and will not be available to purchase on the door.

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Baroque Travels

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Friday 4 June 1–2pm
Ilyria Consort

Matteis Sonata; Diverse bizzarie Sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda ò pur Ciaccona
Finger Sonata for violin and viola da gamba in D minor Op 1
Croft Suite for harpsicord No 3 in C minor - Ground
Pepusch Sonata in E major
Geminiani Sonata No 2 in D minor Op 1
Carbonelli Sonata No 6

Illyria Consort

Hannah French presenter


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Friday 4 June 6.30–7.30pm
Rachel Podger, Reiko Ichise, Rachel Brown & Chad Kelly

JS Bach Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1038
Couperin La Françoise from 'Les Nations'
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor RV 106
Telemann Paris Quartet No 6 in E minor TWV 43 e:4.

Rachel Podger violin
Reiko Ichise viola da gamba
Rachel Brown flute
Chad Kelly harpsichord

Hannah French presenter

Due to national lockdown and restrictions, a number of concerts in this series will no longer able to take place. We will be in touch with ticket-holders information about refunds, and hope to reschedule those that have been cancelled.

Cancelled Concerts 
Friday 30 April 1–2pm | Blandine Rannou
Friday 14 May 1–2pm | L’Apothéose
Friday 21 May 1–2pm | Concerto Zapico


Tickets cost £15 (£13 concessions, £5 under-18s) + booking fee*.

Book any four or more concerts for £10 each. Concession tickets are not eligible for the multi-buy discount as discounts cannot be combined. All four concerts must be booked from the same season for the discount to apply.

* £0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction. No fee when tickets are booked in person. Click here for more information on booking fees and discounts

Audience waiting for BBC Radio 3 lunchtime concert

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