Music – Classical

Saturday, June 15, 7.30pm.


SUMMER DELIGHTS: AN EVENING WITH CHICHESTER CITY BAND, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

A delicious evening of summer tunes for all to enjoy, tastefully and stylishly served up by your local brass band in the magnificent St Paul’s, Churchside. Our music will certainly nourish you but we’re also offering free interval refreshments and a chance to win prizes in our popular raffle. Tickets £9 adults; children under 14 free with a paying adult. Disabled access.


Sunday, June 16, 1-2pm.


BACH SOLO CELLO SUITES, 3 AND 5, PAVLOS CARVALHO, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

This has become an eagerly-awaited event at the Festival of Chichester. Multi-award-winning cellist Pavlos Carvalho loves to perform all the Bach solo cello suites and gets totally immersed in them, at the same time conveying his passion to the audience. He will introduce the suites. Tickets £10; students £6; children £6 for over six years. Disabled access.


Sunday, June 16, 3pm.

CHICHESTER SINFONIETTA CONCERT FOR HEADWAY WEST SUSSEX, MARK HARTT-PALMER (CONDUCTOR), CHRISTCHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

A concert of music to include Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending and Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus and a performance of London 2012 opening ceremony conductor/arranger Robin A Smith’s suite Le Weekend with the composer as piano soloist. Tickets are £15 to £20 to include a cream tea. This event is generously supported by George Ide LLP and Willowhayne Records Ltd. Disabled access.


Monday, June 17, 7.30pm.

WEST SUSSEX GUITAR CLUB PRESENTS, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

Come and enjoy vibrant guitar ensemble music, presented by the West Sussex Guitar Club. Performances will include the West Sussex Guitar Club Orchestra, directed by Linda Kelsall-Barnett, plus smaller ensembles, exploring a wide range of repertoire. Refreshments will be available in the interval. Tickets £7; students £5; children free. Disabled access.


Tuesday, June 18, 7.30pm.

PIACERE STRING QUARTET, ST JOHNS CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, PO19 1UR.

The Piacere String Quartet is a newly-formed string quartet comprising local musicians Inna Erskine, Michael Sullivan, Phyllida Maude-Roxby and Graham Elliott. The ensemble will be performing Mozart’s popular Dissonance quartet K 465 and Dvorak’s 12th American string quartet Op 96. We warmly invite you to our concert and to enjoy refreshments with us during the interval. Tickets £12; students £10; children free. Disabled access.


Wednesday, June 19, 1pm.

SUBLIME CHAMBER MUSIC FOR LUNCHTIME, ENSEMBLE REZA, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Ensemble Reza are celebrated for their virtuoso and welcoming concerts. They are thrilled to be returning to the Festival to perform the brilliant Brahms Sextet No 1 in Bb major with generous support from David and Charlotte Evans and Thesis Asset Management. “The concert last night was quite outstanding… it always seems like the best ever!” www.ensemblereza.com. Tickets £12; concessions £5. Disabled access.


Wednesday, June 19, 6.30pm; Wednesday, June 26, 6.30pm.

60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT & MEAL, CHEZ MOI, 49 ALDWICK ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS.

Chez Moi is Bognor Regis’s beautiful French Cafe, found in Aldwick shopping parade. 6.30pm, the guests arrive and order drinks; 7.30pm, a 60-minute concert of classical music begins with Roger Clayden playing a programme of classical solo cello music, followed by the Trombone Trio; 8.30pm, set meal is served. Ticket price includes the music and meal but not drinks. Tickets £29.50. Disabled access.


Thursday, June 20, 1.10pm.

THE PREBENDAL SCHOOL SENIOR MUSICIANS’ CONCERT, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, PO19 1PX.

This is a lovely opportunity to hear a range of solo performances from the senior musicians of The Prebendal School. A variety of pieces will be played by the school’s dedicated pupils on a range of instruments. Everyone is welcome. Free admission. Disabled access.


Friday, June 21, 12 noon.

THE HANOVER BAND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE AND THE CONSONE QUARTET, THE HANOVER BAND FOUNDATION, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

The Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble and The Consone Quartet will once again be returning to the Festival of Chichester to perform Mozart’s Horn Quintet at lunchtime in this wonderful chapel. This is a not to be missed concert by some of the finest early-music musicians in the country. Tickets £20; students free; children free. Disabled access.


Friday, June 21, 7.30pm.

ALL THAT MALARKEY, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

“Four dangerously-good singers and a hilarious MC/-pianist” deliver a performance rich in glorious vocals, cheeky humour and “poperatic” flamboyance. With previous performances spanning Classic FM to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, critically-acclaimed, All That Malarkey are delighted to return to the festival with their trademark operatic re-imaginings of iconic hits from the history of popular music. Tickets £13. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 22, 2.30pm.

THE PARNASSIAN ENSEMBLE: BAROQUE MUSIC FOR A MIDSUMMER’S AFTERNOON, HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, HIGH STREET, BOSHAM, PO18 8LY.

After the resounding success of last year’s Festival concert, the Parnassian Ensemble is delighted to return with an all-new programme. Bosham’s historic and beautiful Holy Trinity Church is the setting for an afternoon of baroque music by Telemann, Scarlatti and Purcell. Tea and cake available in the interval. Tickets £15; seniors £13; students £10; children free. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 22, 1pm.

MINERVA ENSEMBLE, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Chichester-born cellist Ben Rogerson is joined by colleagues from the BBC Concert Orchestra, under the auspices of the Minerva Ensemble, to perform Schubert’s enigmatic Quartett-Satz and Beethoven’s brooding string quartet in C Minor Opus 18 No.4. Juan Gonzalez and Cormac Brown, violins, and Mike Briggs, viola, Ben Rogerson, cello. Tickets £15; students £7; children £5. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 22, 7.30pm.

THE CHICHESTER SINGERS, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, PO19 1PX.

Gloria – John Rutter; Messe Solennelle – Vierne; From Darkness to Light – Jonathan Willcocks; Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré; Panis Angelicus – Franck. Tickets £28, £23, £18, £10; students £5. Disabled access.


Saturday June 22, 8pm; drinks from 7.30pm.

THE 7 AGES OF MAN, CHANTRY QUIRE, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

All the world’s a stage … Enjoy a glass of wine as we journey through The 7 Ages of Man. Our music will include songs by Seiber, Gibbons, Passereau, Morley, Vaughn Williams, Rutter and Dove. We hope it will be As You Like It. Tickets £12.50; students £5; children under 16 free. Disabled access.


Thursday, June 27, 7.30pm.

HARRIET MACKENZIE: EIGHT SEASONS AND A BLACKBIRD, AMICI CONCERTS, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, PO19 1PX.

Popular Festival soloist Harriet Mackenzie returns to Chichester directing her Celoniatus Ensemble juxtaposing Vivaldi’s Baroque masterpiece The Four Seasons with the heat of Argentinian tango in Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and an evocative orchestral work by Canadian composer Emily Doolittle, depicting a blackbird singing in the rain. Tickets £12.50 to £30. Disabled access.


Friday, June 28, 7.30pm.

BEETHOVEN CELLO AND PIANO SONATAS, PAVLOS CARVALHO AND LOUISA LAM, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

Through the sonatas for cello and piano, in one evening, one travels through the map of Beethoven’s extraordinary life. These works will show the lightness and excitement of his early life through to the profound intensity of later life. Yet hope persists. Tickets £12; students £6; children £6 for over 12 years. Disabled access.


Friday, June 28, 7.30pm

VIVA GUITARRA!, ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, CLEVELAND ROAD, CHICHESTER.

Zoe Barnett and Linda Kelsall-Barnett in concert as part of the Last Friday Concerts Series 3 at St George’s. Join us for a scintillating evening of Spanish and South American guitar music from this mother and daughter team, including works by Tarrega, Villa-Lobos and Rodrigo. Tickets £10; under 18s free. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 29, 3pm.

FAMILY CONCERT WITH THE PIATTI STRING QUARTET, CHICHESTER CHAMBER CONCERTS, VICARS HALL, 12-13 SOUTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1EH.

A family concert with music and fun for children aged five to 11 featuring the Piatti String Quartet. Meet the musicians and their instruments: two violins, viola and cello. Lots of lovely music familiar and not so familiar. Lots of audience participation and musical games. Followed by refreshments. Tickets £10 family ticket (two adults, two children); adults/seniors £5; students £2; children £2 (five to 18). Disabled access.


Saturday, June 29, 7.30pm.

HAMPSHIRE RECORDER SINFONIA, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

An astonishing performance from this fantastic orchestra of 35 players on seven sizes of instrument ranging in size from 23cm to 2m. Diverse summer programme of classical and contemporary music under the baton of Christopher Burgess. Adults £10; students £5; children free. Disabled access.


Sunday, June 30, 3pm.

SUMMER FLUTES, CHICHESTER FLUTE CHOIR, ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, CHICHESTER, PO19 7AD.

The Chichester Flute Choir are proud to present their biggest concert of the year. Flutes of all shapes and sizes will play together in harmony to uplift and entertain you. With a mix of light classical music along with popular classics, this will be a concert suitable for all. www.chichesterflutechoir.co.uk. Tickets £5; under-16s free. Disabled access.


Sunday, June 30, 7.30pm.

CELLO, PIANO & TROMBONE TRIO, 60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

Roger Clayden, cello, and Christopher Taylor, piano, return to play the Brahms – Cello Sonata in E Minor Op 38; Edward Elgar – Chanson de Matin, Salut d’amour; JS Bach – Air in G and Ave Maria. The Trombone Trio play Blake Kiely and Flynn Jeffery. Clayden will also play a short selection of famous classical works. Tickets £8; students £4; children £4. Disabled access.


Wednesday, July 3, 7.30pm.

ZADOK THE PRIEST, THE CHICHESTER CHORALE, BOXGROVE PRIORY, CHURCH LANE, BOXGROVE, PO18 0ED.

The Chichester Chorale presents an evening of Handel and Mozart in the idyllic setting of Boxgrove Priory accompanied by The Chichester Chamber Ensemble. Conducted by Tom Robson. G F Handel – Zadok the Priest; G F Handel – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; G F Handel – Foundling Hospital Anthem; Leopold Mozart – Missa Brevis in C. Tickets £15; children under 16 free. Disabled access.


Thursday, July 4, 12.30pm.

JACQUELYN FUGELLE SONG RECITAL, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

International soprano Jacquelyn Fugelle is joined by pianist Christopher Johnston in a recital including songs by Ravel – Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques; Rodrigo – Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios; Jonathan Dove – Five Am’rous Sighs; and songs by Samuel Barber.  Performed within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by Daphne Casdagli. Tickets £10; students free at the door. Disabled access.


Thursday, July 4, 1.10pm.

INTERNATIONAL PIANO: VICTOR RYABCHIKOV CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, PO19 1PX.

Acclaimed Russian pianist Victor Ryabchikov brings his exquisite touch to a delightful programme of Russian Romantic music with a touch of Chopin. Victor is a great favourite at the Festival of Chichester and has enchanted audiences from the Peterhoff Great Palace in St Petersburg to London’s Wigmore Hall. “Unfailingly beautiful” (BBC Music). Free admission, with retiring collection in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Restoration & Development Trust Disabled access.


Thursday, July 4, 3-4pm.

PEARLS OF THE GUITAR, LINDA KELSALL-BARNETT, JUBILEE HALL, NEW PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE, NEW PARK ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Linda Kelsall-Barnett presents an hour of her favourite guitar works, celebrating 30 years of playing and teaching classical guitar in Chichester. There will be 19th-century repertoire from her recent recording alongside works from South America by Leo Brouwer and Barrios and works by English composers John Duarte and Vincent Lindsey-Clarke. Tickets £10; students £5; children free.  Disabled access.


Friday, July 5, 7.30pm.

ANGELA ZANDERS PIANO RECITAL, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

The recital will include works by Rachmaninov, Berg and Cecilia McDowall, as well as Lili Boulanger, Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc. Angela performs throughout the UK and Europe as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. Performed within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by Daphne Casdagli. Sponsored by the artists. Tickets £12; students free at the door. Disabled access.


Saturday, July 6, 12 noon -1pm.

BOGDAN VACARESCU (VIOLIN) & JULIAN JACOBSON (PIANO): THE RUINS OF ATHENS, AMICI CONCERTS, PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY, NORTH PALLANT, CHICHESTER, PO19 1TJ.

Bogdan Vacarescu and Julian Jacobson return to Chichester with a stunning selection of beloved pieces and lost masterworks for violin and piano featuring music by Beethoven, Chopin and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Programme to include Tartini – Devil’s Trill Sonata, Brahms – Hungarian Dance No 17 and Julian Jacobson’s composition Orang-u-Tango. Tickets £15. Disabled access.


Saturday, July 6, 7.30pm.

REJOICE!, ST RICHARD SINGERS, ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, CLEVELAND ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7AD.

After their huge sell-out success last year, the St Richard Singers return to the Festival with REJOICE!, a concert exploring the music of celebration from Batten to Britten. So come along and join the choir in the spirit of celebration as they approach their 50th-anniversary season. See you there! Tickets £12; students £5; children free. Disabled access.


Saturday, July 6, 7.30pm.

A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND SPACE, SOUTHDOWNS CONCERT BAND WITH THE WALTON VOICES, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL.

The Southdowns Concert Band together with The Walton Voices present a fantastic concert to reflect a musical Journey through Time and Space, in the wonderful acoustics of Chichester Cathedral. The proceeds will be donated to Dementia Support (Sage House). The compere for the evening is novelist and Cicestrian Kate Mosse. Tickets £15; children free. Disabled access.


Sunday, July 7, 4-5pm.

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTON AND PUPILS, PIANO, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

Chichester University graduate Christopher Johnston, piano, will perform works by Russian jazz composer Nikolai Kapustin and showcase performances by a selection of his talented young pupils. Suitable for adults and children. Performed within the exhibition of paintings and prints by Catherine Barnes and Daphne Casdagli. Free admission. Tickets from the Oxmarket on 01243 779103. Disabled access.


Sunday, July 7, 6pm.

A LATE CHORAL MASTERPIECE BY J S BACH, THE CONSORT OF TWELVE, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, NORTHGATE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.              

The Consort and Portsmouth Baroque Choir perform one of Bach’s greatest choral works, his B minor Mass. Written late in Bach’s life, it features a rich array of solo instruments including flutes, oboes, a natural horn, three natural trumpets and timpani and includes some of his most intricate and deeply-felt religious inspirations. Tickets £15; students £8; children £8. Disabled access.


Monday, July 8, 7.30pm.

UNA DANZA PARA VIOLETA, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Contemporary flamenco dancer and choreographer Natalia García-Huidobro presents her homage to traditional flamenco, completing Violeta Parra’s unfinished work El Gavilán (Sparrowhawk).Violeta de Mayo was first known for singing zambras, farrucas and sevillanas with a flamenco company in  Santiago, Chile. Jorge Bravo (guitar), Carlos Lobo (voice) and Demi García Sabat (percussion). Tickets £17/£15; under 25 years £5. Disabled access.


Tuesday, July 9, 1.10pm.

ALESSANDRA POMPILI AND EINAR JOHANNESSON, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, PO19 1PX.

Acclaimed international musicians Icelandic clarinettist Einar Johannesson and Italian pianist Alessandra Pompili join forces to present an inspirational programme of music on an Italian theme, including pieces by Liszt and Nino Rota. Einar is former principal clarinet of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Alessandra performs in major concert halls around the world. Free admission, with retiring collection in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Restoration & Development Trust Disabled access.


Tuesday, July 9, 4.30pm.

GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Guitars in the Garden play café music, a genre from Bach to blues, Django to contemporary, which is often interspersed with improvisation. Venue is the walled garden of St Martin’s Café. Tickets include a free hot drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.


Tuesday, July 9, 6.30pm.

POETRY AND MUSIC WITH DAME PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE, SOUTH DOWNS POETRY FESTIVAL, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, PO19 1PX.

Dame Patricia Routledge reads Keats’ immortal Odes to mark the bicentenary of their composition in this celebration of poetry and music, held in the atmospheric setting of the cathedral. With stimulating new poetry read by South Downs poets and live music performed by Linda Kelsall-Barnett on classical guitar. Tickets £9.50; students £7.50. Disabled access.


Wednesday, July 10, 7.30pm.

VIEWS OF ENGLAND: JOSEPH SPOONER, CELLO & DAVID OWEN NORRIS, PIANO, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

Cellist Joseph Spooner and pianist, composer and broadcaster David Owen Norris consider England through the ears of familiar and less well-known composers, with exquisite song settings, folk melodies, and a grandiose Romantic sonata. Performed within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by Daphne Casdagli. Sponsored by the artists. Tickets £15; students free at the door. Disabled access.


Wednesday, July 10, 7.30pm.

NATURE VERSUS NURTURE: BIBI HEAL, SOPRANO & AMANDA COOK, GUITAR, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

From the heart-warming to the heart-breaking, this exquisite pairing of voice and guitar delves through the universal truths of our nature and along the paths of our own nurture. In an intimate programme, themes of common humanity are juxtaposed and brought to life in stunning interpretations of Britten, Rodrigo and Schubert. Tickets £17/£15; under 25 years £5. Disabled access.


Thursday, July 11, 12.30pm.

HARPSICHORD RECITAL, SCARLATTI & BACH BY SYLVIA ELLISON, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

Sylvia, a Southampton University and Royal College of Music graduate, will be bringing her modern double- manual harpsichord and comparing it with the Oxmarket’s 1910 Bechstein piano in a recital including works by Scarlatti and Bach. Performed within the exhibition of paintings and prints by Catherine Barnes and Daphne Casdagli. Tickets £10; students free at the door. Disabled access.


Thursday, July 11, 7pm.

THE PREBENDAL SCHOOL SUMMER CONCERT, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, PO19 1PX.

The summer concert is the highlight of the musical year at The Prebendal School and brings together a range of ensembles, solo performances and duets, as well as wonderful pieces from the concert band and the 1st Orchestra. Admission free although there will be a retiring collection. Disabled access.


Thursday, July 11, 7.30pm.

THE LYRICAL EUPHONIUM RECITAL, MARTIN SMITH, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

Following an outstanding recent recital to a packed St Martin in the Fields, Martin Smith euphonium will entertain you accompanied by pianist Chris Coote. Hummel, Elgar, Strauss, Rossini and Sir Karl Jenkins Euphonium Concerto will be featured and will send you away smiling and raising funds for the British Heart Foundation. Tickets £10; seniors £8; students £5; children £5. Disabled access.


Thursday, July 11, 7.30pm.

BEETHOVEN’S ARCHDUKE PIANO TRIO, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

Nicholas Gleed (piano) is joining the long-established chamber music partnership of Graham Elliott (cello) and Michael Sullivan (violin). Performing piano trios by Haydn in D and Mozart K496, culminating in Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by Daphne Casdagli. Sponsored by the artists. Tickets £12; students free at the door. Disabled access.


Thursday, July 11, 7.30pm.

UNICORN FREQUENCY, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Dazzling classical music juxtaposed with Russian gypsy gems, Hungarian folk, Romanian laments, Bulgarian dances, free improvisation and jazz: a fiery ensemble of virtuosos featuring guitar, accordion, double bass and percussion, led by violinist Bogdan Vacarescu, whose “technical mastery made it sound as if there were at least two fiddlers” (The Scotsman). Tickets £17/£15; under 25 years £5. Disabled access.


Friday, July 12, 7.30pm.

OCULI ENSEMBLE, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Violinist Emma Parker and friends from the internationally award-winning Badke Quartet have formed Oculi Ensemble to continue their rich history of collaborations, inviting the finest of chamber musicians. Programme: Brahms String Quintet o 88, Mozart String Quintet in G minor k516, Webern Langsamer Satz for string quartet. “An unswerving togetherness… thrilling… agile, articulate playing” (The Strad). Tickets £17/£15; under 25 years £5. Disabled access.


Friday, July 12, 7.30pm.

AN EVENING OF ROMANTIC MUSIC: THE LUC SISTERS – IMY AND MARIA LUC, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XF.

From the early romanticism of Schubert’s Fantasia for piano duo to Chopin’s piano works, acclaimed pianists Imy and Maria will transport you to the world of the different composers’ love of melody and harmony. Tickets £12; students £5; children free. Disabled access.


Friday, July 12, 7.30pm.

OPERA NIGHT, 60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, ALEXANDRA THEATRE, REGIS CENTRE, PO21 1BL.

A night of famous opera extracts and overtures to include Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Strauss, Verdi, Saint-Saens and other famous composers. Presented by Roger Clayden, conducted by Mark Fitz-Gerald. Jonathan Strange leads the professional string orchestra. High-quality soloists. Includes programme and free glass of red or white wine or orange. Tickets: regiscentre.co.uk or 60minutesofclassicalmusic.co.uk. Tickets £12.50; students £6.50; children £6.50. Disabled access.


Friday, July 12, 12.30pm.

DIE SCHONE MULLERIN, TOM BULLARD BARITONE, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

Tom returns to perform Schubert’s best-loved lieder. A rare opportunity to hear solo, a singer with London Voices (Berio, Proms), Synergy Vocals (MacMillan), Tenebrae, Opera up Close, and Swingle Singers. www.tombullard.net. With piano accompaniment.  Performed within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by Daphne Casdagli. Tickets £10. Disabled access.


Saturday, July 13, 7.30pm.

SULL’ARIA: SONGS AND DUETS FOR SOPRANO, TAMZIN BARNETT AND RHIANNON MERRIFIELD, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

Enjoy an evening of songs and duets for soprano with Tamzin Barnett and Rhiannon Merrifield, singers from Chichester. Tamzin recently made her debut with New Sussex Opera and Rhiannon studies at the renowned Royal Northern College. The concert will feature music by Mozart, Rossini and works by female composers. Tickets £12.50; students £5; children free. Disabled access.


Saturday, July 13, 7.30pm.

SUMMER CONCERT, CHICHESTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

Catherine Lawlor will be the soloist in Brahms’ violin concerto. Catherine is a brilliant young violinist who has studied and performed extensively in this country as well as Europe Asia and the USA. CSO will also perform Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances and his Symphony No 5. Simon Wilkins conducts. Tickets £12;  students £5; children free (under 16). Disabled access.


Sunday, July 14, 4pm (doors open 3.30pm for drinks).

PIANO DUETS, EDWARD COOKE AND ROB GALLOP, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

From the well-known Slavonic dances of Dvorak to the hidden Spanish gems of Moszkowski, this is a journey across Europe, exploring the delights of a variety of musical traditions. Free admission.  Donation to Chestnut Tree House. Disabled access.


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