Music – Classical

Classical music in Chichester

Wednesday, June 10, 7pm.

CHICHESTER MUSIC SOCIETY LAUNCH, UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER, COLLEGE LANE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6PE.

Chichester Music Society (formerly Funtington Music Group) announces its launch with a performance by soprano and former university student Erin Alexander of On A High Note, telling the story of Graziella Sciutti in ‘an audience with…’ style. This is followed by a buffet supper. Tickets £15 plus £15 for supper. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 13, 5.30-6.30pm.

ST PAUL’S HERITAGE CELEBRATION WITH ST PAUL’S CHOIR AND VISITING CHOIRS, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

This is a lovely opportunity to hear a range of anthems from St Paul’s Choir and other visiting choirs exploring a variety of musical themes. Come along and join us as we celebrate the 40th-anniversary of the amalgamation of St Paul’s with St Peter the Great. All welcome. Refreshments provided. Free entry, with retiring collection in aid of St Paul’s Church building project. Disabled access. Doors open from 3pm.


Saturday, June 13, 7.30pm.

CELLOPHONICS – THE CELLO UNWRAPPED, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, 5 ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

The Cellophonics are delighted to bring their eclectic musical brand back to Chichester. From Puccini to Popper, Piatti and Piazzolla, via the baroque, roll and occasionally surreal, Messrs Christopher Allan, Michael Atkinson, Adrian Bradbury and Benedict Rogerson present something for most, be they music lovers in general or the more seriously afflicted cello-holic. Tickets £14; concessions £10. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 13, 8pm.

PIANO DUETS FOR AN ENGLISH SUMMER EVENING – EDWARD COOKE AND ROB GALLOP, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE,  CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

From Percy Grainger’s iconic Country Gardens to pieces by many of England’s finest composers, this concert of piano duets features both popular and hidden delights. Traditional works by Handel, Britten, Walton and Vaughan Williams are complemented by artists such as the eccentric Lord Berners. Free entry with retiring collection in aid of St Paul’s Church building project. Disabled access.


Sunday June 14, 5.30pm.

52 STRINGS AND A BOW, SELSEY MUSIC GROUP, ST PETER’S CHURCH, 75 ST PETER’S CRESCENT, SELSEY, PO20 0NA.

Peter Fisher, violinist and Dorothy Linell, plucker of guitar, baroque guitar, lute and theorbo, will play music from Vivaldi to a Chaplin film soundtrack using combinations of the five available instruments. Both are vituoso international entertainers who have performed in major concert venues and charmed audiences on prestigious cruise ships. Tickets £12. Disabled access.


Tuesday, June 16, 7.30pm.

AN EVENING WITH BEN THAPA, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Ben studied at the Guildhall School of Music where he and three other students formed G4 and found fame with their unique pop-opera cross-over music. Ben is now pursuing a solo career and is busy performing here and abroad. He’ll be singing a mixture of operatic arias and traditional and well-known songs. Tickets £12; seniors £10; students £10; children £5. Disabled access.


Thursday, June 18, 1.10pm.

SENIOR MUSICIANS’ LUNCHTIME CONCERT, THE PREBENDAL SCHOOL, 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 entry. Disabled access.


Thursday, June 18, 5-6pm.

MUSIC FOR TEATIME, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

Come and join Fiona Brown, Melvin Brown and Sarah Plumley as they give a lively summer concert of both light and classical music. Songs, organ and piano music will include themes in celebration of St Paul’s heritage in the community. All welcome. Refreshments provided. Free entry, with retiring collection in aid of St Paul’s Church building project. Disabled access. Doors open 4.30pm for refreshments.


Friday, June 19, 6pm.

TANGO TASTIC WITH ENSEMBLE REZA! ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Come and join us for an unforgettable evening of tangos from around the world as we combine string sextet and accordion with international Latin jazz singer Andria Antoniou. This concert is generously supported by Sanlam Private Wealth. ‘The concert last night was quite outstanding… it always seems like the best ever.’ www.ensemblereza.com Tickets £15; students £5; children £5. Disabled access.


Friday, June 19, 7.30pm.

PARVA MUSICA PRESENTS MUSIC FOR ASCENSIONTIDE, BOXGROVE PRIORY, CHURCH LANE, BOXGROVE, PO18 0ED.

Friday Night is Parva Musica Night! During the festival Tom Robson and Parva Musica present weekly concerts in Boxgrove Priory. For the first concert in this series, Parva Musica Vocal Consort performs music for Ascensiontide by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Christopher Tye and John Sheppard. Conducted by Tom Robson. Tickets £15. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 20, 1.10pm.

LUNCHTIME CLASSICS, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

A free lunchtime recital of popular classics themed around peace, eternity and love. Championed by Classic FM, Fauré’s hauntingly beautiful and ever popular Requiem features alongside works by British composers including Paul Carr, Will Todd and John Rutter. Free entry. Retiring collection in aid of St Paul’s Church. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 20, 7.30pm.

CHORAL SPLENDOUR, THE CHICHESTER SINGERS, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

A celebration of choral music from the 17th to 19th centuries, highlighted by Bruckner’s majestic Mass in E Minor. Other composers included are Brahms, Rachmaninov, Viadana, Gabrieli and John IV of Portugal. The choir are joined by the wind and brass of Southern Pro Musica, who will also perform Dvorak’s wonderfully melodic Serenade in E minor. Tickets from £10-£28; students £5. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 20, 7.30pm.

ALL THAT MALARKEY ACCOMPANIED BY THE ART OF DANCE AND FITNESS ADULT CHOIR, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Four dangerously good singers and a hilarious MC/pianist deliver a classical cabaret of musical mash-ups and stunning harmonies. With previous performances spanning Classic FM to the Edinburgh Fringe, All That Malarkey 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 20, 7.30pm.

THE ROYAL MARINES ASSOCIATION CONCERT BAND IN CONCERT, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

The band has played to enthusiastic and sell-out audiences for many years, providing a wide spectrum of music to suit all tastes. They will provide a programme of popular marches, big band sounds, musical theatre, music from film, radio and TV shows as well as favourites from the classics. Tickets £15; seniors £12; students £12; children £12. Disabled access.


Sunday, June 21, 1pm-2pm.

BACH SOLO CELLO SUITES 2 AND 4, PAVLOS CARVALHO, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Pavlos and his cello become one to communicate this immortal music to the audience. His inspirational performances keep the audience totally immersed. He is currently recording these suites for Willowhaye records and Naxos. He will introduce the suites. Tickets £10; students £5; children over 12 years £5.


Sunday, June 21, 7.30pm.

SONGS FOR THE SUMMER SOLSTICE – TAMZIN BARNETT, SOPRANO, CHRIST CHURCH, MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XF.

Enjoy an evening of songs for midsummer with Chichester-born soprano Tamzin Barnett. Tamzin is a trainee Alexander Technique teacher and teaches singing at Bishop Luffa. She is fundraising for her place at the Vienna Opera Academy this August. Her recital will feature music by Mozart, Schubert and Strauss. Tickets £12.50; under 25s/students £5; children free. Disabled access.


Tuesday, June 23, 7.30pm.

MINERVA ENSEMBLE, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

Haydn Opus 20 No 2; Beethoven opus 59 No 1; Brahms String Quintet in G Major Opus 111. Violins: Patrick Savage and Greta Mutlu; violas Francis Kefford and Matthew Quenby; cello Benedict Rogerson. Tickets £14; children £5. Disabled access.


Thursday, June 25, 7pm.

CELLO & PIANO CONCERT WITH FINGER BUFFET, 60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, TAO, 41-43 HIGH STREET, BOGNOR REGIS, PO21 1RX.

Finger buffet starts at 7pm then concert at 7.30pm. Roger Clayden, cello, and Christopher Taylor, piano, perform: J S Bach Air in G Suite No 3 in D minor, Franck Sonata in A major (1st movement only), Elgar Salut D’Amour Op 12 and Chanson De Martin Op 15 and Nimrod, Shostakovich Moderato and Tarantella and The Gadfly. Tickets £10. Disabled access.


Friday, June 26, 7.30pm.

VICTOR RYABCHIKOV – AN EVENING OF RUSSIAN ROMANTIC MUSIC, EARTHWALK MUSIC, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

Much-loved Russian pianist Victor Ryabchikov returns to Chichester to play a selection of Russian Romantic piano works by composers such as Alyabiev, Gurilyov, Glinka, Dubuque, Balakirev, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninov and John Field. Victor has enchanted audiences from the Peterhoff Great Palace in St Petersburg to London’s Wigmore Hall. ‘Unfailingly beautiful’ – BBC Music. Tickets £15; Under-18s £10. Disabled access.


Friday, June 26, 7.30pm.

PARVA MUSICA PRESENTS LUTE SONG, BOXGROVE PRIORY, CHURCH LANE, BOXGROVE, PO18 0ED.

Friday Night is Parva Musica Night! During the festival Tom Robson and Parva Musica present weekly concerts in Boxgrove Priory. Tenor Tom Robson is joined by internationally acclaimed lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and viol player Reiko Ichise to present an evening of lute song in Boxgrove Priory. Tickets £15. Disabled access.


Friday, June 26, 7.30pm.

PIACERE STRING QUARTET AND FRIENDS, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

The Piacere String Quartet, comprising local musicians Inna Erskine, Michael Sullivan, Phyllida Maude-Roxby and Rhian Steel, will perform Mozart’s String Quartet in D KV 499 as well as being joined by Kier Rowe (clarinet), Clare Lund (flute) and Josh Layne (harp) to perform the Bochsa Premier Harp Concerto and the Introduction and Allegro by Ravel. Tickets £12; students £10; children free. Disabled access.


Saturday June 27, 1pm and 7.30pm.

HARP-GUITAR (MUSIC OF DREAMS), JON PICKARD, THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, CHRIST, CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

Unique music inspired by dreams – played on incredibly rare 23 string harp-guitar and classical guitar. Internationally televised composer and beyond classical guitarist Jon Pickard shares his beautiful music. ‘Beautiful, atmospheric… profoundly emotional and spiritual… close your eyes and let the pictures created by the musician take you.’ – Fine Times Recorder. Tickets £9. Disabled access.


Saturday, June 27, 7.30pm.

THERE IS SWEET MUSIC, CHANTRY QUIRE, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

A calm summer’s evening, including works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Howells, Ešenvalds and Whitacre. Ticket £15. Disabled access.


Sunday, June 28, 3pm.

SUMMER FLUTES, CHICHESTER FLUTE CHOIR, BOXGROVE PRIORY, PO18 0ED.

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 £8 including refreshments; under 16s free. Disabled access.


Monday, June 29, 7.30pm.

STILL QUIRING, ST RICHARD SINGERS, ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, CHICHESTER, PO19 7AD.

St Richard Singers, still quiring after 50 years, bring touches of sweet harmony for a summer’s evening. A celebration of over 500 years of music, through the works of those immortal souls Shakespeare, Mozart, Vaughan Williams and Bernstein. Our journey into the next 50 years begins. Musical direction: Sachin Gunga. Tickets £12; students £5; children free. Disabled access.


Tuesday, June 30, 6.30pm.

POETRY AND MUSIC WITH DAME PENELOPE KEITH, SOUTH DOWNS POETRY FESTIVAL, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

Dame Penelope Keith reads from Keats’ immortal Odes to mark the bicentenary of their publication in this celebration of poetry and music, held in the atmospheric setting of the Cathedral. With stimulating new poetry read by Vicki Feaver and South Downs poets with live music performed by visiting Russian maestro Victor Ryabchikov on piano. Tickets £10; students £7.50. Disabled access.


Wednesday, July 1, 6.30pm drinks, concert starts 7.30pm.

SOLO CELLO CONCERT & FRENCH MEAL, 60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, CHEZ MOI, 15 ALDWICK ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS, PO21 2NJ.

Roger Clayden performs a solo cello concert to include movements from the J S Bach cello suite in No 4 in Eb Major, No 1 in G major, Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Saints-Saens Soft lt Awakens My Heart, Massenet’s Meditation from Thaïs. Followed by a meal served in Chez Moi, a French restaurant in Aldwick. Tickets £29.50. Disabled access.


Thursday, July 2, 6.30pm drinks, 7.30pm concert, 8.30pm meal.

SOLO CELLO CONCERT AND THAI MEAL, 60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, BANGKOK LOUNGE, 73 HIGH STREET, BOGNOR REGIS, PO21 1RZ.

Roger Clayden performs a solo cello concert to include movements from the J S Bach cello suite No 2 in D minor and No 3 in C major, Frank’s Panis Angelica, Bach’s Ave Maria, Saint Saen’s The Swan, Offenbach’s Barcarolle, Debussy’s Reverie and Pablo Casals’ Song of the Birds. Tickets £29.50 including meal but drinks extra. Disabled access.


Thursday, July 2, 7.30pm.

BRAHMS AND MENDELSSOHN CELLO AND PIANO SONATAS – PAVLOS CARVALHO AND LOUISA LAM, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

Pavlos and Louisa return to perform some of the greatest works in chamber music: an intense, romantic sonata of Brahms with his brooding, reflective passion, and on either side of this, a lyrical sonata of Mendelssohn who bridged the gap between the two titans of classical music – Beethoven and Brahms. Tickets £12; students £6; children over 12 years £6. Disabled access.


Friday, July 3, 1.45-2.45pm.

A SOJOURN WITH THE GUITAR, LINDA KELSALL-BARNETT, JUBILEE HALL, NEW PARK CENTRE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.

Come and enjoy an hour of classical guitar music with Linda Kelsall-Barnett, visiting Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the UK in a celebration of a shared culture. Tickets £10; students £5; children free. Disabled access.


Friday, July 3, 7.30pm.

PARVA MUSICA PRESENTS HANDEL, VIVALDI & ALBINONI, BOXGROVE PRIORY, CHURCH LANE, BOXGROVE, PO18 0ED.

Friday Night is Parva Musica Night! During the festival Tom Robson and Parva Musica present weekly concerts in Boxgrove Priory. Programme to include Handel’s Organ Concerto in F Major; Albinoni’s Oboe Concerto in D Minor; and Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater. William Waine, countertenor; Rupert Gough, chamber organ; Geoff Coates, oboe; Tom Robson, conductor. Tickets £15. Disabled access.


Friday, July 3, 7.30pm.

VICTOR RYABCHIKOV – PIANO HOMAGE TO CHOPIN, EARTHWALK MUSIC, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

Acclaimed Russian concert pianist Victor Ryabchikov will entertain us with a selection of Chopin’s magnificent Preludes, Ballads, Impromptus and Waltzes. Victor has enchanted audiences from the Peterhoff Great Palace in St Petersburg to London’s Wigmore Hall. ‘Unfailingly beautiful’ – BBC Music. Tickets £15; under-18s £10. Disabled access.


Saturday, July 4, 7.30pm.

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

Andrew Knights will perform Strauss’ Oboe Concerto. Andrew is the principal oboe of Bournemouth Sinfonietta. CSO will also perform Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 6, Pathetique. Simon Wilkins conducts. Tickets £14; students £5; children under 16 free. Disabled access.


Sunday, July 5, 6pm.

BEYOND THE SEASONS – VIVALDI AND J S BACH, CONSORT OF TWELVE, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

Consort of Twelve – director Julia Bishop. Vivaldi and J S Bach. Beyond The Seasons – Vivaldi’s influence on J S Bach and a celebration of works by these two great masters of the baroque. Soloists: Julia Bishop, Sara Deborah Timossi – violins; Gail Hennessey – oboe, oboe d’amore; Lynden Cranham – cello; Sophie Middleditch, William Summers – recorders. Tickets £15; children £8. Disabled access.


Monday, July 6, 7.30pm.

JESS GILLAM & LONDON MOZART PLAYERS, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

London Mozart Players and rising star Jess Gillam bring the sounds of the saxophone to Chichester. An extraordinary night of music-making from a Classical Brit winning soloist and an internationally celebrated orchestra, with a programme encompassing Glazunov, Marcello and LMP favourites by classical giants Mozart and Haydn. Tickets £15-£30; students 50 per cent off for band C and D. Disabled access.


Tuesday, July 7, 6.30pm drinks, 7.30pm concert, 8.30pm meal.

CELLO & PIANO CONCERT WITH TURKISH RESTAURANT MEAL, 60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, CHARCOAL GRILL, 33 STATION ROAD, BOGNOR REGIS, PO21 1QD.

Roger Clayden, cello, and Christopher Taylor, piano, play a beautiful concert to include: Arvo Part’s Spiegel im Spiegel, Rachmaninov’s Prelude et Danse Orientale Op 2, Debussy’s Prologue from Sonate and 2nd Ariette Oubliée and Beau Soir, Stravinsky’s Russian Maiden’s Song, Tchaikovsky’s Nocturne Op 19, No 4. Food included. Drinks extra. Tickets £29.50. Disabled access.


Tuesday, July 7, 7.30pm.

NICHOLAS MCCARTHY: PIANO FOR A SUMMER’S NIGHT, EDES HOUSE, 27 WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RN.

Born without his right hand, Nicholas McCarthy is considered as one of Britain’s most exciting and dynamic young performers having inspired millions globally with his acclaimed performances, recordings and passion for music. Join him for an evening of melody and virtuosity including pieces by Gershwin, Bach, Brahms and Rachmaninov and some rare gems of the romantic period. Tickets £15. Disabled access.


Wednesday, July 8, 7.30pm.

PROM AT ST PAUL’S, BISHOP LUFFA SCHOOL, ST PAUL’S, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

An evening of wonderful music performed by musicians from members of Bishop Luffa Symphonia and Chorus, Chichester High School and Chichester Free School. With guest conductor Roozbeh Golpaygani, conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Iran and current student at Chichester University. Donations. Disabled access.


Wednesday, July 8, 7.30pm.

THE LYRICAL EUPHONIUM RECITAL, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE,  OFF SOUTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

Martin Smith, euphonium, accompanied by Chris Coote, piano, returns following a number of recitals across the UK, including St Martin in the Fields and abroad, with a programme of works including Hummel, Schubert, Elgar, Mahler, Sarasate and Vaughan Williams. Proceeds to 4Sight Vision Support. Tickets £10; students £5; children £5. Disabled access.


Thursday, July 9, 7pm.

SUMMER CONCERT, THE PREBENDAL SCHOOL, 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 first orchestra. Free entry although there will be a retiring collection. Disabled access.


Friday, July 10, 7.30pm.

PARVA MUSICA PRESENTS COME YE SONS OF ART, PARVA MUSICA AND THE CHICHESTER CHORALE, BOXGROVE PRIORY, CHURCH LANE, BOXGROVE, PO18 0ED.

Friday Night is Parva Musica Night! During the festival Tom Robson and Parva Musica present weekly concerts in Boxgrove Priory. Programme to include Purcell’s Welcome To All The Pleasures; Purcell’s Hear My Prayer; and Purcell’s Come Ye Sons Of Art. Tom Robson is the conductor. Tickets £15. Disabled access.


Saturday, July 11, 12 noon.

PALLANT FESTIVAL CONCERT: YOUNG-CHOON PARK, PALLANT GALLERY, CHICHESTER, PO19 1TJ.

Acclaimed international pianist Young-Choon Park returns to the Festival of Chichester with three Beethoven masterworks including the Moonlight Sonata to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. Young-Choon Park has given concerts all over the world from the Esterhazy Palace to New York’s Lincoln Center. ‘Real passion and style’ – Sunday Times; ‘Dazzling technique’ – La Libre Belgique. Tickets £12.50.


Saturday, July 11, 7.30pm.

BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SYMPHONIC DELIGHTS, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra return to the Festival with an enticing programme of musical delights. Marta Gardolińska, conductor, and Clio Gould, violin soloist, head the bill performing: Smetana – Vltava, Delius – Walk to the Paradise Garden, Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending and Brahms – Symphony No 2. Tickets £30, £25, £15; students 50 per cent; children 50 per cent. Disabled access.


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