Lunchtime Recital – Matthew Sear, Classical Guitar

Composer Matthew Sear performs his own transcriptions of Satie’s Gnossiennes and Gymnopedies for classical guitar.

With a selection of pieces from his latest recording ’21st Century Music’, Matthew explores the intimate nature of the classical guitar in a modern idiom. Like the majority of his compositions, most pieces are musical portraits, examining the loneliness of the sea and also, the idea of secret societies in the piece ‘Ceremony’, for guitar and pipe organ.

Join us at 1.30pm for a free lunchtime recital in the beautiful acoustics of the 18th Century Chapel.

Find out more about Matthew Sear here.


John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

Learn more