This event will take place in person.
Follow us on a journey through nine concerts taking in a range of musical genres, from the traditional to the unexpected. Over the course of the series, you will hear three groups of instruments - piano, voice and trumpet - presented and combined in different ways.
At the heart of this series are our well-known archives and each week we ask our performers to respond to a theme suggested by the collections in our Library and curate their programme around it.
What to expect
Digital programme notes will be available prior to the concert starting. This is a free event, so please make sure to cancel your ticket if you’re not going to make it so that others can join.
Support our free concerts
Our lunchtime concerts have been a tradition since 1948, providing inspiration and respite from the world outside for an hour a week in a relaxed performance environment. You can support these concerts and help us keeping them free to audiences by donating here.
- Online ticket sales will close two hours prior to the event starting. We encourage booking in advance, as tickets on the door will be limited.
Learn more about the history of our Lunchtime Concerts
How we’re keeping you safe
Keeping you safe and healthy is our number one priority. In line with Government guidelines you must wear a face covering at all times when visiting our building, unless you are exempt. We have installed perspex screening at our reception desks to protect our staff.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (email@example.com). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are hand-sanitising stations available throughout the building and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
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Meet the Artist
22-year-old pianist Deschanel Gordon was born in Hackney and attended youth programmes such as the Hackney Creative Jazz Ensemble and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy. Growing up he was surrounded by a wide range of music from gospel to reggae, and was inspired aged ten by a video of virtuoso pianist Oscar Peterson. This sparked his love of jazz and he switched from classical to jazz piano training.
Although he has only just graduated from Trinity Laban, pianist Deschanel Gordon is already making waves on the UK jazz scene winning BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020. One of the brightest prospects of his generation he has worked with the likes of Mark Kavuma, Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble and US-born singer Judi Jackson.
He has performed at many of London’s best-known jazz venues, including the 606 Club, Ronnie Scott's, Jazz Café, Barbican and Cadogan Hall. He has also travelled widely, playing at jazz festivals in Europe and the USA, including Moods in Zurich, New York’s Winter Jazz Festival, Jazz TM in Romania and Fasching in Sweden.
Need to Know
- 13:00 - 14:00
- Bishopsgate Institute