Music – Classical

Saturday, June 17, 1pm.

SOLO BACH CELLO SUITES 1 AND 6, PAVLOS CARVALHO, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

The brilliant and intensely-musical young cellist Pavlos Carvalho returns to play Bach solo cello suites No 1 and the amazing No 6. What a treat to open the 2017 festival with this timeless music.Tickets £10; students and children £5. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, June 17, 7pm.

ENSEMBLE REZA: JEWELS OF SUMMER, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Ensemble Reza are thrilled to be returning to the Festival for a fourth year. Their welcoming concerts combine virtuoso playing with interesting programming and have become a festival favourite for many. Mozart –Divertimento in D major; Haydn – Emperor Quartet, Op 76, No 3; Korngold – String Sextet. www.ensemblereza.com. Tickets £15; students and children £3. Disabled access.

Saturday, June 17, 7.30pm.

ARIA AND SONG FOR AMNESTY, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

Rebecca Grove (soprano), Stephanie Peat (mezzo soprano) and Charlie Wood (tenor) will be singing some of their favourite songs with Chris Coote on the piano. Repertoire will include opera, German lieder and French and English song. Free admission. donations to Amnesty International. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available. Disabled access.

Saturday, June 17, 7.30pm.

SUN, SEA AND STARS, SOUTHDOWNS CONCERT BAND & WALTON VOICES, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, PO19 1PX.

A joint concert given by the Walton Voices (Surrey) and the Southdowns Concert Band in a fund-raising event in aid of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust. They will be performing a selection of your most memorable pieces of music in the fantastic atmosphere of Chichester Cathedral. Tickets £12.50; under-16s free. Disabled access.

Sunday, June 18, 7.30pm.

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

Violinist David Le Page leads the Minerva Ensemble through masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire: the glorious F Major String Quintet, Opus 88, of Johannes Brahms; Shostakovich’s Quartet No8, written under extremely-fearful circumstances; and Mozart’s famous G Minor Quintet K516. Violins: David Le Page, Francesca Barritt; violas: Robin Ashwell, Francis Kefford; cello: Benedict Rogerson. Tickets £18; students and under-16s £9. Includes glass of wine/soft  drink. Disabled access.

Monday, June 19, 1pm and 7.30pm.

60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, SOLO CELLO CONCERT & NEPALESE/INDIAN CUISINE BUFFET, ROYAL GURKHA, 69 ALDWICK ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS, PO21 2NW.

Roger Clayden, solo cello concert: JS Bach – Suite Unaccompanied in G Major, D Minor, C Major; Jean Sibelius – Theme & Variations; Ernest Bloch – Suite No 1. Nepalese and Indian cuisine as a buffet. Eat as much as you like. Tickets £20 to include the buffet. Disabled access.

 

Monday, June 19, 1pm.

WHAT GUITAR TRIO, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

What Guitar Trio brings together award-winning classical guitarists Michael Hughes, Jonathan Parkin and Ioannis Theodoridis. The ensemble explores a wide range of original repertoire from the 18th century through to the 21st. Their previous performances include the National Portrait Gallery and the Greenwich Early Music Festival. Tickets £10; students £5. Disabled access.

Tuesday, June 20, 4.30pm.

GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC CAFÉ, ST MARTIN’S LANE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Guitars in the Garden is presented by guitarists Mitch Callow and John Mason and guest vocalist Anda Moore. They 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 hot drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

 

Wednesday, June 21, 1pm.

SONAMUS REED TRIO, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Sonamus is giving a lunchtime recital for oboe, clarinet and bassoon. Their programme will feature some of the finest original writing for wind instruments from Mozart to Françaix. As is often the case, their chosen works are witty and exuberant and will delight anyone who cares to attend. Tickets £10; seniors £6; students £5; children £2. Disabled access.

 

Thursday, June 22, 1pm.

BEETHOVEN’S WORLD: 1800, THE HANOVER BAND, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 IUR.

Distinguished members of The Hanover Band Colin Lawson clarinet, Nathaniel Harrison bassoon, Gavin Edwards horn and Kate Aldridge bass join members of the young talented Consone Quartet to perform the Devienne Bassoon Quartet Op73 No 3 and Beethoven Septet Op 20 in Eb major. Tickets £20; £15. Disabled access.

Thursday, June 22, 7pm.

A LOVER AND HIS LASS, NOS MISERI HOMINES, THE ASSEMBLY ROOM, THE COUNCIL HOUSE, NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1LQ.

Sparkling music for a light-hearted summer’s evening. Join us for a magical madrigal tour of the pastures of England, the fire of Spain and the romance of Italy. Also including Shakespeare songs by Rutter, and one or two smooth classics, all intimately performed by eight outstanding young professional singers. Tickets £15. Disabled access.

Friday, June 23, 1pm.

LUNCHTIME HARP RECITAL, ELIZABETH-JANE BALDRY, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Captivating harp solos from five centuries performed by one of England’s finest harpists. Enjoy a delicious romp through refined Renaissance, glittering Baroque, naughty Victorian fairies and ground-breaking contemporary music. “The beaming warmth of the interaction with her audience is a joy to behold” – Sally Sedgeman. Tickets £12; seniors £10; students and children £5. Disabled access.

Friday, June 23, 7.30pm.

ALL THAT MALARKEY, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO10 1UR.

Critically-acclaimed vocal ensemble All That Malarkey return to Chichester with their brand-new programme for 2017, following their performance in December where a packed chapel was not disappointed. With previous performances spanning Classic FM to The Edinburgh Fringe, this dangerously-good group blend cabaret, comedy, classical music and bonkers behaviour. Tickets £12. Disabled access.

Saturday, June 24, 6.30pm.

GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, WEST DEAN GARDENS RESTAURANT, WEST DEAN, CHICHESTER, PO18 0RX.

Guitars in the Garden play café music – a genre from Bach to blues, Django to contemporary, which is often interspersed with improvisation and voice. The venue is the lovely restaurant garden of West Dean, with beautiful views of the Downs. The restaurant will be open for food and drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

Saturday, June 24, 7pm.

POPPY EWENCE – AN EVENING OF CHORAL MUSIC, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, 101 ST PANCRAS, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Poppy will sing a concert of two halves comprising songs picked from a selection of her favourites and popular classics, including early Baroque, English song, folk and some more contemporary works. She will frame songs with a short explanation so that the programme runs seamlessly and as a linear journey. Tickets £12; concessions £10. Disabled access.

Saturday, June 24, 7.30pm.

CHICHESTER CITY BAND: SUMMER SOUNDS, ST PAUL’S, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

2017 sees Chichester City Band celebrate its 120th birthday, and we are still growing, with three separate ensembles now meeting every week. Join us for an evening of brass favourites, old and new – the unmistakable sound of the summer! Refreshments included in ticket price. Tickets £10; seniors £8; students £8; children under 16 free with paying adult. Disabled access.

Saturday, June 24, 7.30pm.

THE CHICHESTER SINGERS, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, PO19 1PX.

Eric Whitacre – Motets; Bob Chilcott – A Little Jazz Mass; John Rutter – Feel the Spirit. Tickets £28, £23, £18, £10; students £5. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, June 25, 1pm.

CHORO! TRADITIONAL BRAZILIAN MUSIC, THE CHORÕES, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

The Chorões are an ensemble from the Royal College of Music who specialise in traditional Brazilian music called Choro. Drawing on samba and classical music, Choro emerged in the late-19th century. This quartet of clarinet, guitar, cavaquinho (Brazilian ukulele) and pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine) will transport you through Choro’s Rio history. Tickets £10. Disabled access.

Tuesday, June 27, 1.10pm.

INTERNATIONAL PIANO: PATRICK HEMMERLÉ, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

Admired French pianist Patrick Hemmerlé performs Fantasies by Schubert and Schumann. Patrick has given concerts in halls across Europe and North America. Festivals and prizes include Les Aigues-Mort, Valencia, Grossetto and Paris. “Precision, sensitivity and commitment” – Cambridge Evening News.  Free admission, with retiring collection in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Restoration & Development Trust. Disabled access.

Tuesday, June 27, 4.30pm.

GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC CAFÉ, ST MARTIN’S LANE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Guitars in the Garden is comprised of guitarists Mitch Callow and John Mason and guest vocalist Anda Moore. They 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 hot drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

PIC Guitars in the Garden

Wednesday, June 28, 7.30pm.

VOCALISE, MUSIC FOR TWO FLUTES & PIANO, THE RICHMOND ROOM, EDES HOUSE, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RQ.

Including arrangements of Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words, Strauss songs and Doppler’s virtuosic Fantasie from Rigoletto. Flautists Elizabeth Walker and Sarah Murphy met at the Royal College of Music and work together with Sally Halsey performing around the world. Tickets includes interval refreshments: £14; seniors and students £10; children £6.

Saturday, July 1, 7.30pm.

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

Roger Clayden presents Opera Night, an evening of famous opera extracts sung by professional singers and accompanied by the 60 Minute Orchestra which is a professional string orchestra. The soloists are soprano – Sylvia Rota, mezzo soprano – Lisa Bynes, tenor – Yuri Sabatini, bass baritone – Dario Dugandzic. Between extracts, the orchestra play famous overtures. Tickets £12; students and children £6. Disabled access.

Saturday July 1, 7.30pm.

MIDSUMMER CHARITY CONCERT, CHICHESTER BAPTIST CHURCH , SHERBORNE ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 3AW.

Concert of accessible vocal and instrumental music in a variety of styles to suit all tastes. Performers include Tina Gelnere (soprano), Ian Clark (baritone), Chris Coote (piano), Christine Draycott (cello), Tony Smart (clarinet), Jasmine Selby (flute). Admission free. Retiring collection in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Disabled access.

Saturday, July 1, 8.30pm.

THIS SHINING NIGHT, CHANTRY QUIRE, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

As darkness approaches, take your glass of wine and let the mesmeric music of the Chantry Quire enfold you, with madrigals (Draw on Sweet Night – Wilbye), guitar and violin, moving through close harmony (A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square) towards This Shining Night (Lauridsen), finally lulling you to Sleep (Whitacre). Drinks from 8pm. Tickets £15; students and children £5. Disabled access.

Monday, July 3, 7.30pm.

REFORMATION AND BEYOND – A MUSICAL LEGACY, ST RICHARD SINGERS & MUSICIANS, ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, CLEVELAND ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7AD.

A musical exploration of the Reformation’s lasting legacy on choral music, from the earliest days to the present, continental and English. Choral gems by composers famous and infamous, well-known and near-forgotten, catholic and protestant, including Luther, Byrd, Bach, SS Wesley and culminating in Schubert’s German Mass. Musical direction Erica Kollek. Tickets £12; students £8; children £8. Disabled access.

Tuesday, July 4, 1.10pm.

PAVLOS CARVALHO AND KARINE SELO, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

International musicians Karine Selo (piano) and Pavlos Carvalho (cello) perform sonatas for cello and piano by Beethoven and Shostakovich. Karine is resident accompanist at the Royal College of Music, London and the Paris Conservatoire. Pavlos has performed across Europe at venues from the Royal Festival Hall to the Teatro dal Verme, Milan. Free admission, with retiring collection in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Restoration & Development Trust. Disabled access.

Tuesday, July 4, 4.30pm.

GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC CAFÉ, ST MARTIN’S LANE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Guitars in the Garden is comprised of guitarists Mitch Callow and John Mason and guest vocalist Anda Moore. They 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 hot drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, July 4, 7.30pm.

BOX OF CHORAL DELIGHTS WITH CHICHESTER CHORALE, CHICHESTER CHORALE, BOXGROVE PRIORY, CHURCH LANE, BOXGROVE, PO18 0ED.

A feast of choral treasures with this ever-popular chamber choir, featuring Mozart’s Missa Brevis, Purcells A Musical Entertainment, Marian motets by Saint-Saens, Dvorak, Liszt, Pearsall and Rossini. Conducted by founder-director Arthur Robson, accompanist Mark Wardell and the Chorale string quartet. Park in the village hall car park. Tickets £15; seniors and students £12; children free. Disabled access.

Thursday, July 6, 1.30pm.

LEN GOULD AKA THE STORYTELLER AND FLOOTI TOOTI IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S TEA ROOMS, 3 ST MARTIN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Join The Storyteller and the multi-talented flute quartet Flooti Tooti for an afternoon’s entertainment of stories, music and general jollity in the garden of this most attractive Festival venue. Free admission once you’ve bought something from the café. Limited disabled access.

Thursday, July 6, 2.30-3.30pm.

ROMANTIC GUITARS, LINDA KELSALL-BARNETT, JUBILEE HALL, NEW PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE, NEW PARK ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Linda Kelsall-Barnett presents an hour of Spanish guitar music from the Romantic era played on an original Mirecourt guitar circa 1820 and a replica 1864 Torres guitar, including works by Carulli, Sor, Tarrega and Llobet. Tickets £8; concessions £5. Disabled access.

Thursday, July 6, 7.30pm.

GLORIOUS ELGAR, BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

The BSO returns for its annual Festival appearance with one of the best-loved pieces of British music – Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Beethoven’s famous Egmont overture opens the evening, with Sibelius’ Symphony No 2, a heartfelt confession of the soul, depicting Finland’s fight for independence. Conducted by Michael Seal with Guy Johnston on cello. Tickets £26, £21, £17, £12; students and children half price. Disabled access.

Saturday, July 8, 7.30pm.

LA SERENATA: AN EVENING OF SONGS AND DUETS, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, SOUTHGATE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

Recent graduates of the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music, Tamzin Barnett (soprano) and David Thomas (tenor) from Chichester present an evening of songs and duets with friends. The programme will include music by Rossini and Massenet. Tickets £10; seniors and students £8; children free. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, July 8, 7.30pm.

HAMPSHIRE RECORDER SINFONIA IN CHAMPAGNE MOOD, THE PRIORY CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST BLAISE, BOXGROVE, PO18 OED.

Another sparkling performance by HRS in beautiful Boxgrove Priory Church. They’ll blow you away! Tickets £12 to include interval fizz and nibbles. Disabled access.

Sunday, July 9, 3-4pm.

162 STRINGS ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON, 94 STRINGS, JUBILEE HALL, NEW PARK CENTRE, NEW PARK ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Fiona and Alexandra are of two of Sussex’s finest harpists, with more than 25 years’ worth of experience and stories between them. For this occasion, 94 Strings will incorporate two folk harps for this recital as well. From Bach to Beatles, there’s something for all to enjoy. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

Sunday, July 9, 6pm.

CELEBRATION OF GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN, THE CONSORT OF TWELVE, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

Led by Catherine Mackintosh, The Consort of Twelve are joined by the New London Choir for a programme including Telemann choral works. Tickets £15; students and children £8. Disabled access.

Sunday, July 9, 7.30pm.

60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, THE OXMARKET CENTRE OF ARTS, ST ANDREWS COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

Roger Clayden cello and bass trombone; Christopher Taylor piano; Blake Kiely trumpet and soprano trombone. Programme: Cello & Piano – Claude Debussy Sonate (Prologue Only); Debussy – Clair de Lune; Leon Boellmann – Symphonic Variations Opus 23; Maurice Ravel –  En Forme Habanera; Gabriel Faure – Elegy; Sergei Rachmaninov – Vocalise. Tickets £6; students and children £3. Disabled access.

Monday, July 10, 1.10pm.

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

Acclaimed Russian pianist Victor Ryabchikov brings his exquisite touch to a delightful programme of Field, Chopin and Russian Romantic pieces, including Rubinstein and Balakirev. Victor has enchanted audiences from the Peterhoff Great Palace in St Petersburgh 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.

Sunday, July 9, 6.30pm.

GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, WEST DEAN GARDENS RESTAURANT, WEST DEAN, PO18 0RX.

Guitars in the Garden play café music, a genre from Bach to blues, Django to contemporary, which is often interspersed with improvisation and voice. The venue is the lovely restaurant garden of West Dean, with beautiful views of the Downs. The restaurant will be open for food and drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

Tuesday, July 11, 4.30pm.

GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC CAFÉ, ST MARTIN’S LANE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Guitars in the Garden is comprised of guitarists, Mitch Callow, John Mason and guest vocalist Anda Moore. They 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 hot drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, July 11, 7.30pm.

VIDA GUITAR QUARTET, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

The VIDA Guitar Quartet brings together four guitarists of exceptional artistry who regularly perform across North America and Europe. Their programme will feature music by Bach, Villa-Lobos and Mendelssohn from their upcoming CD. They will also pay special tribute to English composer Stephen Dodgson. www.vidagq.com. Tickets £17; seniors £14; under-25s £5. Disabled access.

Wednesday, July 12, 7.30pm.

STRING QUARTETS REDISCOVERED, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Romanian violinist Bogdan Vacarescu returns to Festival of Chichester with his latest project – a classical ensemble reviving lost and rarely-played chamber music. With his international line-up hailing from Canada, UK and Europe, the programme includes virtuoso string quartets by Antonio Bazzini and Fritz Kreisler. www.bogdanvacarescu.com. Tickets £17; seniors £14; under-25s £5. Disabled access.

Thursday, July 13, 7.30pm.

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

Sophie Middleditch – recorders; Helen Hooker – recorders; Lynden Cranham – baroque cello; and David Pollock – harpsichord. Flourishes and Dances. Toe-tapping rhythms, seductive melodies and a dash of wild fantasy! The programme includes a new work specially-composed for the group by Steve Marshall, alongside Bach, Vivaldi and Handel. www.parnassianensemble.com Tickets £17; seniors £14; under-25s £5. Disabled access.

Friday, July 14, 7pm.

RUSSIAN LYRICISM: MARIA LUC, WYN CHAN AND KENJI LUC, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XF.

From the romanticism of Rachmaninov to the brutal rhythms of Shostakovich and Stravinsky, lyricism is always at the heart of Russian Music. Rachmaninov’s Études-Tableaux will be performed by Maria Luc and the evening will culminate with Stravinsky’s orchestral reduction of the Rite of Spring for piano duet. Kenji Luc will also feature on cello.Tickets £10; students £5; children free. Disabled access.

Friday, July 14, 7.30pm.

SONGS FROM THE OLD AND NEW WORLDS: AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Spanish soprano Amaia Azcona has captivated audiences with her voice of liquid velvet and emphatic interpretations. Accompanied by renowned Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski, she will perform a beautiful programme of songs from the old and new worlds by Rodrigo, Lorca, Falla, Ponce, Gustavino and Villa-Lobos. www.amaiaazcona.com; www.morganszymanski.co.uk. Tickets £17; seniors £14; under-25s £5. Disabled access

Friday, July 14, 7.30pm.

FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT, SOUTHDOWNS CONCERT BAND, BOXGROVE PRIORY, PO18 0ED.

The Southdowns Concert Band with their new conductor Ross Hunt perform an evening of your favourite melodies in the fantastic acoustic of Boxgrove Priory. It is an evening not to be missed because Friday Night will definitely be Music Night. A night to remember and enjoy. Tickets £10; under-16s free. Disabled access.

Saturday, July 15, 12 noon.

BOGDAN VACARESCU – VIOLIN AND VICTOR RYABCHIKOV – PIANO, PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY, 9 NORTH PALLANT, CHICHESTER, PO19 1TJ.

Two distinguished performers from Romania and Russia return to the Festival of Chichester with an impressive programme of beautiful masterpieces: Beethoven – Sonata No 7; Pugnani-Kreisler – Preludium and Allegro; F A Schubert – The Bee; F P Schubert – Ave Maria; Sarasate – Caprice Basque. Tickets £14. Disabled access.

Saturday, July 15, 7.30pm.

DAUGHTER OF THE POMEGRANATE TREE, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Songs and stories of the Middle East and Mediterranean. Reinventing and weaving together traditional and original music, poems and stories, German-Egyptian singer Merit Ariane Stephanos is joined by Syrian/Lebanese storyteller Alia Alzougbi, Iranian qanun player Nilufar Habibian and British multi-instrumentalist Jon Banks. Tickets £17; seniors £14; under-25s £5. Disabled access.

Saturday, July 15, 7.30pm.

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

The brilliant BBC Young Musician winner Ben Goldscheider will play Glière’s horn concerto. Ben won the brass category final and reached the concerto final in the 2016 competition. The programme will also include Bizet’s Carmen Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Little Russian Symphony. Tickets £12; seniors £10; students £5; children free. Disabled access.

Sunday, July 16, 3pm (picnics from 1.30pm).

SHE’KOYOKH KLEZMER AND BALKAN BAND, AMICI CONCERTS, HALNAKER PARK COTTAGE, FAR END OF PARK LANE, HALNAKER, NEAR CHICHESTER, PO18 0QH.

Touring their fourth album First Dance on Second Avenue, a journey across Eastern Europe and beyond, She’Koyokh starts out in 1950s New York and finishes up in a Turkish sauna, via Romanian mountains and Serbian villages, featuring klezmer, virtuosic Balkan dances and soulful songs from Albania, Armenia and Bulgaria. Parking available. Bring low chairs for picnics and concert. Tickets £17 (£18.50 on the door) including glass of wine; under-25s £10; under ten years free at the gate if dry weather. Disabled access.

 

 

 

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