Coffee Concerts

Upcoming Coffee Concerts

Join us on the second Tuesday of every month from 11am for a free coffee concert, with refreshments served from 10:30am. You can also pick up a special programme listing all the music for these concerts and the organ recitals.


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Tuesday 11th February | 11am - 12noon
Coffee Concert with Rob Burton (Saxophone)

Award-winning classical saxophonist Rob Burton won the Woodwind Category Final and was a Grand Finalist in BBC Young Musician 2018. Rob currently studies on a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music with Huw Wiggin and previously at the Junior Guildhall School of Music, where he was Scholarship holder.

Recent highlights include recitals at the Cheltenham Festival, Oundle International Festival, Charles Wood Festival (Northern Ireland), and concertos with Silk Street Sinfonia and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has also recently performed at Southwark Cathedral, Windsor Castle, and Buckingham Palace. He is a Drake Calleja Scholar for 2019/20 and a Vandoren UK artist.

Click here to read our interview with Rob Burton.


Tuesday 10th March | 11am - 12noon
Coffee Concert with Jill Crossland (Piano)

Jill Crossland has an active concert and recording career, including many appearances at London's South Bank and Wigmore Hall, Sage Gateshead and other major venues such as Bridgewater Hall, Vienna Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus and Leipzig Gewandhaus. Jill has been in the Arts Council Musicians in Residence scheme for Yorkshire and the Classic FM Hall of Fame.


Tuesday 14th April | 11am - 12noon
Coffee Concert with James and Alex Woodrow (Violin and Piano)

Born in York, Alexander Woodrow held the position of Organist and Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral between 2012 and 2016. He is delighted to make a return to Yorkshire from February 2020 to take up his new appointment as Director of Music at Leeds Minster.

Alexander read Music as Organ Scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 19, winning first prizes in all categories, including the Limpus Prize. He is also a Fellow of Trinity College, London and a recipient of the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Solo organ recitals have taken Alexander to many of the major churches and cathedrals of the UK, including York Minster, King’s College and St John's College, Cambridge and Westminster Abbey. 

James Woodrow studied violin at the Royal Northern College of Music, gaining a 1st class degree. During his studies he won the Roger Raphael, Schubert and Nossek Prizes, all for chamber music performance. An active duo recitalist, he has played at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bradford and Sheffield Cathedrals, Bury Parish Church and St Ann’s, Manchester. As an orchestral player has played with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Skipton Camerata (regularly as principal second violin) and with Manchester Concert Orchestra. He is involved in a variety of period instrument ensembles in the north of England, and has played with International Baroque Players, Charivari Agréable, English Haydn Festival Orchestra, Fiori Musicali, Hanover Band, 18th Century Sinfonia, Baroque in the North and the newly formed Manchester Baroque. 


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