Events

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31 May 2024
18:00
The Fringe is back at multiple venues throughout the city. We are an annual multi-arts festival, this year featuring 70 artists to enthrall you with new drama, stand-up comedy, music, cabaret, variety, dance, poetry and unbelievable magic. Visit chichesterfringe.co.uk for...
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13 June 2024
20:00
George Harrison wrote some of the Beatles’ most beautiful songs (Here Comes The Sun, Something…). During his solo career he continued to create masterpieces. Alex Eberhard and Bernd Rest (The All Things Must Pass Duo) have arranged many of his...
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15 June 2024
16:30
Cellists Lynden Cranham and Tom Parker are joined by violinist Emma Parker in evoking the sounds of an early Victorian music room, with commentary by writer and broadcaster Roger Parker. Drinks and nibbles will follow; all proceeds to the beautiful...
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15 June 2024
19:30
Join us at the Cathedral for a wonderful summer evening of buoyant musical colour, contrasting the rhythmic energy and jazz influences of John Rutter – Birthday Madrigals and Shearing – Songs and Sonnets with the vibrant Spanish sound world of...
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15 June 2024
19:30
The vocal quintet Los Ladrones was formed by Geoff Porter in 2013 to revive concert versions of Victorian and Edwardian British Musical Theatre and especially the lesser known works of Arthur Sullivan. Its programme will include performances of two shows,...
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20 June 2024
19:30
On the longest day of the year, Big Notes Choir presents an informal Summer evening concert, including many choral pop arrangements and one or two classical gems, interspersed with solo items from the choir including music from Pentatonix to Morton...
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21 June 2024
19:00
Prize-winning pianist Julian Chan presents an exciting programme of music depicting vibrant cultures and landscapes both near and far away. Featuring thrilling works by Debussy, Liszt, and Lysenko, the evening culminates with a rare complete performance of Godowsky’s Java Suite,...
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22 June 2024
18:00
Join Ensemble Reza as they return for their 10th Festival concert, sponsored by Close Brothers, with a special programme celebrating women classical composers with music through the ages, and from across the world. Based in Mid-Sussex and established ten years...
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22 June 2024
19:30
Get ready to be dazzled by the PZAZZ Singers in an electrifying concert! Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with chart-topping hits from iconic artists like Queen, ABBA, Meghan Trainor, and many more. From soul-stirring ballads to high-energy anthems,...
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22 June 2024
20:00
Striking a masterful balance between old soul and modern flair, Will Johns is one of the most distinctive and exciting British Blues performers. Born in 1973, this is a man with the music in his blood, but it’s hardly surprising...
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23 June 2024
15:30
Formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2019, the Mera Horn Trio presents a programme of major works by Dame Ethel Smyth (Concerto originally for Violin, Horn and Orchestra) and Johannes Brahms (Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40)....
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23 June 2024
17:00
‘Music & Myth’ will transport audiences back to a time when bards played music and told stories around the fire. Visionary harp-guitarist Jon Pickard plays incredibly beautiful music and tells ancient tales (Celtic Saints, Welsh Giants, Eastern Mystics and more)....
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23 June 2024
19:00
An evening of Greek Rebetiko music by Tsitsanis, one of its greatest icons. He revolutionised the sound of Greek music blending modal and byzantine melodies with western harmonies and traditional rhythmic patterns. His imagination and creativity knew no bounds, and...
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25 June 2024
19:30
Acclaimed poets Maura Dooley and Jeremy Page link with Mike Carey’s Big House Jazz Band to entertain and inspire. There’s also the launch of Poetry & All That Jazz magazine with South Downs poets. Enjoy a delightful mix of words...
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27 June 2024
19:00
Chichester Pride is delighted to be invited back for a third annual takeover of Pallant House Gallery, with a night full of fun activities. Courtyard entertainment will feature an incredible line-up of music and performance, and there will be free...
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28 June 2024
13:00
Medicine Woman Amanda Waring leads an empowering and motivating magical event to re-energise and activate self-belief. Enjoy a beautiful sound bath, drumming journey, energy exercises to raise your vibration into a state of liberation, motivation and joy. Be welcomed by...
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28 June 2024
19:30
Helen Hooker directs the Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia in a world premiere of  Three Paintings by Millais: The North-West Passage, Ophelia and The Boyhood of Raleigh by Steve Marshall. Dangerous missions, quiet beauty and rumbustious derring-do all feature in Steve’s remarkable music....
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28 June 2024
19:30
Opening concert by international recitalist Margaret Phillips of the newly restored pipe organ in St John’s Church, Chichester. The programme will include works by Handel, Samuel Wesley, the Chichester composer John Marsh and other English composers contemporary with the building...
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28 June 2024
19:45
A quintet of top-quality musicians brought together to finish the Chichester Jazz Club season in style. Hannah Horton – SaxophonesTommaso Starace – SaxophonesBruno d’Ambra – PianoMatt Ridley – BassMigdalia van der Hoven – Drums Led by Hannah Horton, whose saxophone...
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29 June 2024
14:00
Come and listen and relax to exotic, mystical, meditative music from the beautiful Indonesian island of Java. You can’t miss us, we will be playing our gongs and metallophones on ‘Jeraldine’, our big purple double decker bus, as part of...
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29 June 2024
19:30
The 60 Minute Orchestra once again perform Bognor Regis’s Opera Night with Celebrity Soloists drawn from such acclaimed institutions as The English National Opera, Welsh National Opera. Opera Arias include Habanera by Blizet, Vesta La Giubba by Leon Cavaollo, Flower...
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29 June 2024
19:30
The professional singers of Chichester-based consort, South Downs Soloists, return with their vibrant voices to the Festival. Celebrating the music of Renaissance masters Thomas Tallis and Robert White, extolled by Morley as “greatest glory of our muses”. Featuring the first...
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29 June 2024
19:30
The Southdowns Concert Band will be performing a very special Last Night of the Proms Concert especially for the Festival. They will also be joined by the choir of St. Paul’s Church. Conductors will be Kirsty Sanders & Christopher Larley....
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30 June 2024
15:00
A varied programme to include Fingal’s Cave by Mendelssohn, Petite Suite by Debussy, Capriol Suite by Warlock, an organ duet by Chichester composer John Marsh and an engaging suite for piano and organ by Denis Bedard. Retiring collection for Chestnut...
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30 June 2024
19:00
Martin Smith – The Lyrical Euphonium returns to the Festival of Chichester showcasing his award-winning debut album, recently featured on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 and well over three quarters of a million streams on Spotify. This recital...
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30 June 2024
19:30
These acclaimed musicians, always popular with Festival of Chichester audiences, invite you to join them for an evening of beautiful baroque music in the glorious setting of Boxgrove Priory. Composers include Vivaldi, Bach and Telemann. The Parnassian Ensemble comprises: Sophie...
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3 July 2024
13:30
Tamzin Barnett (soprano) and Birgit Rohowsky Miller (pianist) present an afternoon recital of arias and songs, centred around themes of flowers and flirtation. Featured pieces are composed by Handel, Mozart, Strauss and Massenet. Tickets £15, students £5, children free. Pictured:...
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4 July 2024
19:00
A family concert sharing the musical excellence of the musicians at The Prebendal School, an establishment known for the remarkable fact that 95% of pupils learn a musical instrument. Free Organiser: The Prebendal School
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5 July 2024
13:00
This exploration of the cello by Pavlos Carvalho celebrates the many different sounds of this beautiful instrument, from Bach’s orchestra and even ‘bagpipes’, the flamenco guitar of Cassado’s suite and Ligeti’s dialogue between two human voices, the most fundamental instrument...
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5 July 2024
19:30
Chichester Chorale perform Franz Schubert’s famous ‘Mass in G’ alongside glorious music by Johannes Brahms, including ‘How lovely are thy dwellings’, and hauntingly beautiful motets by Anton Bruckner, including ‘Locus Iste’, in this his 200th anniversary year. Accompanied by the...
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6 July 2024
09:30
David Bathurst will be singing from memory every song written and released by ABBA, one of the greatest pop bands ever. Come and go as you please – there’s no ticket required and entry is free but there’s a retiring...
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6 July 2024
19:00
Portsmouth Baroque Choir returns to Chichester for a Summer concert based on Times and Seasons, featuring Jonathan Dove’s cantata The Passing of the Year, John Rutter’s Five Childhood Lyrics and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. A selection of Madrigals and...
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6 July 2024
19:30
Celebrate summer and join us on a journey through music with glorious sounds from your local award winning brass band, in a carefully chosen programme of entertaining music to suit all tastes and ages featuring Soloists, interval refreshments and ever...
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7 July 2024
18:30
Handel’s magnificent oratorio Saul takes the listener on a musical roller-coaster with portrayals of Saul’s jealous rages, David’s soothing harp music, Jonathan’s conflicted loyalties, the other-worldly sounds of the Witch of Endor and the Ghost of Samuel. Then there’s the...
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9 July 2024
19:00
The legendary actor and playwright Steven Berkoff reads from Lord Byron’s classic poem Don Juan. Described as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ in his lifetime, we celebrate Byron’s bicentenary in 2024. With music from the Romantic period played by...
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12 July 2024
13:00
Delight in a 50-minute daytime concert at Pallant House Gallery as pianist Elena Toponogova takes you on a musical journey. The program seamlessly intertwines Sussex’s musical heritage with timeless classics, offering a harmonious blend of regional and universal melodies for...
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13 July 2024
19:30
Following the success of our fundraising concert last year, in memory of our late chairman, Chris Coote, who started the concerts many years ago, we are presenting another this year. Local musicians come together to present music in a range...
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13 July 2024
19:30
Kate Mosse, international bestselling author and Festival president, will compere. Smyth – Overture: The Wreckers Smith – Andante for clarinet and orchestra* Gipps – Clarinet Concerto* (*soloist: Alex Buckley) Mackenzie – Britannia: A Nautical Overture op.52 Arnold – Little Suite...
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13 July 2024
20:00
Anna Pancaldi is a London-based singer-songwriter, enchanting audiences with her wondrous vocals and thought-provoking songbook. Receiving support from BBC Radio 1/2 and TV music placements providing soundtracks for a Grey’s Anatomy trailer and Levi’s campaign. She performs an intimate acoustic...
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14 July 2024
16:00
Everyone is welcome to come and sing in this Choral Evensong led by Jamie W. Hall, conductor, composer, baritone, and full time member of the BBC Singers. On Sunday 14th July, there will be an afternoon rehearsal from 4.00 –...
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19 July 2024
15:00
Enjoy an inspirational mix of words and music on pastoral themes by classical guitarist Linda Kelsall-Barnett and poet Barry Smith. Linda is the director of the West Sussex Guitar Orchestra and Barry is the director of the South Downs Poetry...
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19 July 2024
18:30
Join a celebration of a special time in Chichester musical history from the late seventies to eighties, when New Park Road Community Centre was host to the ‘RocSoc’. This was hugely popular with the young of the day, with weekly...
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19 July 2024
19:30
Classical guitarist Zoe Barnett, ‘the guitarist who plays standing up’ presents an engaging programme including JS Bach and Castelnuovo-Tedesco in the serenity of St John’s Chapel, Chichester. Zoe was Sussex Young Musician in 2022 and graduates from the Royal College...
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20 July 2024
18:30
Stradivarius Piano Trio welcomes you to hear Fauré, Beethoven and Elgar with a glass of Nyetimber, and in the beautiful Luytens-designed Eartham House, which inspired the artist Romney, the poet William Hayley and the sculptor Flaxman. Sponsored by Nyetimber with...
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20 July 2024
20:00
Lyrical, exciting, rhythmic, rhapsodic, catchy, crafted, clever, genre-defying, toe-tapping, jazz-infused afro-latin-euro-eastern-mashup: step into the Big House! Big House are an established 5-piece band based in Arundel, playing their own unique style of jazz-funk-groove-afro-latin mash-up. Predominant in their own extensive catalogue...
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21 July 2024
14:00
Local Community Choirs invite you to enjoy their varied repertoires and join in some community singing. Free entry. Organiser: The Community Choirs of Chichester
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21 July 2024
20:00
Join us for the Festival Finale Party with music from the golden age of Big Band and Swing, played live by the acclaimed 18-piece Phoenix Big Band. The Phoenix Big Band has been entertaining audiences with top quality big band...

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