Friday Lunchtime Concert

Friday 12th May:
Benny Hui (piano) & Yingying Han (Cello)

Benny Hui

Benny graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Leeds studying under John Gough, Murray McLachlan and Dame Fanny Waterman. Benny has given recitals and chamber concerts in UK and Hong Kong. In 2006, Benny gave all three Mozart Recitals in celebration of Mozart’s 250th anniversary. Benny has great interests in mixed media performing arts and he was the musical director for Hoo Haah Production Company's national tour 'Night Piece' - A deconstruction of Chopin Nocturnes. Benny also perform as a chamber musician, working with cellist Ying-ying Han. Together they have performed in many venues and were invited by the Tyddyn Bach Trust to give a recital as their fundraiser in 2009. They were subsequently interviewed by BBC Radio Manchester for the concert and their performance of ‘Mu Ge’ (Chinese Folk Song: Shepherd’s Song) was broadcasted by the BBC.

Benny is currently a piano tutor at the Junior School of the Royal Northern College of Music in England. Yingying started learning the cello when she was four and in 2000, she obtained a full scholarship to study at the Shanghai Music Conservatory. In 2014, Yingying continued her postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Professor Liwei Qin and Emma Ferrand. She was then awarded with the Endowment Trust International Instrumental Scholarship to continue her study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Robert Irvine.

Yingying Han

Yingying won the Excellent Performance Prize at Fifth China National Violoncello Competition and the first prize in Cello Challenge at Royal Conservatorie of Scotland. She has also performed in many parts of the world including Seoul International Music Festival and Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival. During her time at Scotland, Yingying was an apprentice performer with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Opera. Yingying is currently cello tutor at Manchester Chinese Centre.


The concert begins at 12.30pm. Tickets for the concert are £5* and are available on the door. You can join us at 11:30 for soup and a roll if you would like some lunch before the concert.

The church and its shop/café (The House on The Rock) are also open all day, so you are welcome to browse amongst books, cards, gifts and CDs or enjoy light refreshments before or after the concert.




Forthcoming concerts:

  • 19th May Chetham’s School of Music

  • 26th May Jill Crossland (piano)

  • 2nd June Gillian Blair (saxophonist) & David Gibson (piano)

  • 9th June Joseph Gawley (voice & piano)

  • 16th June Edward Foster (classical guitar)

  • 23rd June Chetham’s School of Music

  • 30th June Neil Crossland (piano)

  • 7th July Gamal Khamis (piano)

  • 14th July Marc Murray (organ)

  • Break for Summer

  • 8th Sept. Phillip McCann (cornet) & Simon Lindley (organ) 

  • 15th Sept. Alexander Mitchell (Viola)

  • 22nd Sept. Tom Evans (Trio Volant) - clarinet, oboe & bassoon

  • 29th Sept. James Girling (guitarist)

  • 6th Oct. Melia Duo, a saxophone and percussion (Hannah Fry and Alex)

  • 13th Oct. The Kell Wind Trio



Many of our artists return each year to perform for us, however we are always interested in hearing from new talented musicians. 

If you would like the opportunity, please send a short CV and contact details (address, phone and email) to the Marc Murray, Director of Music

We are able to pay a modest fee to those who perform.


*Admission is normally £5.00, but occasionally this may be increased for a particular concert. Pay at the door and get a programme of the music, biographical details of the performers and advance notice of future concerts.