Enjoy a free fun-filled gala to launch the Festival. We’re delighted to present the magnificent Bernardi Music Group, HM Army Band Sandhurst, Olivia Stevens’ jazzy blues and other exciting festival performers. Chichester novelist Kate Mosse and Julian Joy, the Mayor of Chichester, will open the Festival. Free entry.

From 2pm there will be a Bernardi Music Group open-air concert, opening the festival with movements from Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony No 6 and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. Founded by Andrew Bernardi in 1989 to inspire all ages of the community to share and benefit from the joy of music; the Bernardi Music Group comprises a committed group of professional musicians from some of the UK’s leading ensembles and orchestras.

Free entry. 

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