Great music in a relaxed atmosphere

Scarborough Lunchtime Concerts take place every Thursday in a beautiful concert hall at Scarborough Library. With excellent disabled access, a lift up to the concert hall and comfortable seats, we offer a warm and welcoming environment to enjoy our amazing artists. What's more, our fantastic Bechstein Grand Piano and excellent acoustics provide for a wonderful sound.

When you come along to our concerts, you'll enjoy a relaxed, informal atmosphere with great music and the very best guest artists. The concerts only last for an hour and you want to just come along for part of the concert, please feel free.

Who we are

Frank James

Our Musical Director, Frank James, is a versatile and informative pianist and plays in many of the concerts, playing everything from the classics to jazz.

Maria Billington

Maria presents the concerts and writes and narrates many of the popular life stories of composers and musicians.

Guest artists

The guest artists cover a wide spectrum of talents, from top class opera singers, instrumentalists and actors.

Our audience enjoy our friendly atmosohere and many friendships are made at the concerts.

See Upcoming Concerts

Spring 2019 Concerts

  • Frank James (piano) in concert

  • The Dvorak Story with Frank James and narrator Maria Billington

  • Ione Cumming (soprano) and Frank James (piano)

  • Soprano Francesca Santamaria and pianist Frank James

  • Bass Mike Leigh, soprano Victoria Wright and pianist Frank James

  • Howard Beaumont BBC Recording Organist

  • Victoria Manders-Wood (mezzo), Rebecca Smith (mezzo). Valerie Parker (contralto) and Tim Tozer (piano)

  • Geoff Druett and Friends

  • Soprano Samantha Holden and pianist Frank James

  • Library closed - no concert.

  • Soprano Ione Cumming with pianist Frank James

  • Francesca Santamaria (soprano) and Frank James (piano)

  • Love Duets with Michelle Rothery (soprano), Nicholas Buxton (tenor) and Frank James (piano)

  • The Kathleen Ferrier Story with contralto Valerie Parker, pianist Tim Tozer and narrator Maria Billington

  • The Emerald Isle with Phil &Brenda Mindenhall, pianist Howard Beaumont, soprano Eleanor Audet and pianist Frances Brock

  • The Last Spring with Phillip Mindenhall (Grieg), Maria Billington (Nina) and pianist Frank James

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How to find us

Concerts take place in the concert hall in Scarborough Library on Vernon Road:
Scarborough library
Vernon Road
North Yorkshire
YO11 2NN

The library has excellent disabled access and a lift up to the concert hall.




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