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

Autumn 2018 Concerts

  • Frank James (piano) in concert

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

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

  • Mike Leigh (bass) with Frank James (piano)

  • Soprano Samantha Holden sings songs from the 30s,40s and 50s with pianist Frank James

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

  • Rebecca Smith (mezzo-soprano), Valerie Parker (contralto) with Tim Tozer (piano)

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

  • Howard Beaumont (organ), Roger Maughan (baritone) and Bob Malinowsky (double bass)

  • Soprano Samantha Holden sings songs from the 30s, 40s and 50s with pianist Frank James

  • ‘Festive Concert’ with violinist Phillip Mindenhall 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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