Music – Classical

Saturday, June 16, 7.30pm.


CHICHESTER CITY BAND PRESENTS ADVENTURES IN MUSIC, ST PAUL’S, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

Join us for an evening of musical story-telling – a programme of pieces inspired by tales of great feats and adventures, presented by Chichester’s very own brass band, over 120 years old and still going strong. With refreshments (included in ticket price) and raffle. Tickets £10; seniors £8; students £8; under-16s free accompanied by paying adult.
Disabled access.

 

Saturday, June 16, 7.30pm.


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

Fresh from a successful 2017 including dates at London’s King’s Head Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ATM are delighted to return to Festival of Chichester with their unique blend of operatic cabaret. This classically-trained quintet promise an evening rich in glorious vocals, cheeky humour and spine-tingling masterpieces. Tickets £13. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, June 17, 1pm.

LOHENGRIN – SEMPEROPER DRESDEN, CHICHESTER CINEMA AT NEW PARK, PO19 7XY.

Starring in their premiere Wagnerian roles, Anna Netrebko (as Elsa) and Piotr Beczała (as the Grail Knight) perform alongside the outstanding Staatskapelle Dresden led by the baton of Christian Thielemann. Met with standing ovations from audiences and an equally warm acclaim from critics: Tickets £17.50. Disabled access.

 

Monday, June 18, 1pm.


BACH & MUSIC FROM OUT OF THE BLUE, EMILY BURRIDGE – MELLOW CELLO MUSIC, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Emily Burridge is a virtuoso cellist, and in her concert production she performs the G major suite by JS Bach and her own series of compositions Out of the Blue in which, using modern sampling technology operated by her feet, she can play the cello, record harmonies and recreate her multi-tracked compositions live. Tickets £10; seniors £7.50; students £5; children £2.
Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, June 19, 1pm.


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

Cellist Pavlos Carvalho and the Bach solo cello suites: this is an inspirational combination. Since childhood the suites have been an integral part of his being and he conveys every nuance to his audience with his amazing musicality. Tickets £10; students and children £5.
Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, June 19, 4.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, 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, June 19, 7.30pm.


THE PARNASSIAN ENSEMBLE: A BAROQUE CELEBRATION, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

The Parnassian Ensemble invites you to embark on a journey around 18th-century Europe in this concert celebrating its 20th anniversary. Included in the programme are treasures by Bach, Vivaldi and Telemann as well as some delightful English rarities with which the group has built its international reputation. Tickets £15; seniors £13; students £10. Disabled access.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 6.30pm.


BERLIN PHILHARMONIC LIVE – SIR SIMON RATTLE’S FAREWELL CONCERT, CHICHESTER CINEMA AT NEW PARK, PO19 7XY.

Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert will be broadcast live to New Park, with interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event. On November 14 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Tickets £15. Disabled access.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 6.30pm drinks, concert starts 7.30pm.

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SOLO CELLO CONCERT & FRENCH FOOD MEAL, SIXTY 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 JS Bach cello suite No 4 in Eb and No 1 in G Major, No 6 in D and Ernest Bloch Abodah. Followed by a French meal served by the owners of Chez Moi, a new French restaurant in Aldwick. The ticket price includes the food. Tickets £25. Disabled access.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 7.30pm.


A SPAGNA IN THE WORKS, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Ethereal, enigmatic and exhilarating – renaissance miniature masterpieces. A rare chance to hear 16th-century dances, divisions and instrumental settings played on a variety of early viols and lute by distinguished artists Alison Crum and Roy Marks, both core members of the Rose Consort of Viols. Tickets £12. Disabled access

 

Friday, June 22, 2pm.

THE BUGLER ON THE SOMME, THE STORYTELLERS, UPSTAIRS AT ST MARTIN’S TEA ROOMS, ST MARTIN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Marking the centenary of the Armistice that ended The Great War, The Storytellers use words and music to illustrate the contrasting wartime experiences of Sir Edward Elgar and that other giant of 20th-century English music, Ralph Vaughan-Williams. Admission free. No disabled access.

 

Friday, June 22, 7pm.


SUMMER CONCERT – PETER RICE WITH CHICHESTER FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, DANCE AND SPEECH, ST MARY’S CHURCH, CHAPEL LANE, SENNICOTTS, PO18 9AJ.

A light-hearted mixture of music and the spoken word, with refreshments in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Tickets £12; seniors and students £6; children free.

 

Friday, June 22, 7.30pm.


STEVE DUMMER (CLARINET) AND MATTHEW COOKE (PIANO), ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH, CHURCH STREET, PETWORTH, GU28 0DB.

Stars and Stripes. A celebration of three giants of American classical music and music theatre. 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein – Sonata; Gershwin/Heifetz – Porgy and Bess Suite; Gershwin – Piano Preludes; Copland – Sonata; and Bernstein – Songs from West Side Story. Proceeds towards St Mary’s Organ Appeal. Tickets £12; under-18s free. Disabled access.

 

Friday, June 22, 7.30pm.

 

GEOFF ROBB – SPANISH AND CELTIC INSPIRED GUITAR MUSIC, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

Geoff Robb is an award-winning guitarist and composer whose music blends his classical training with his love of Spanish and Celtic music. His compositions will take you on a journey from Spain to Scotland. His background in healing comes through in the way his music will transport you away. www.geoffrobb.com. Tickets £8; concessions £6. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, June 23, 2-3pm.


ENSEMBLE REZA’S FAMILY CONCERT: AROUND THE WORLD WITH MUSIC AND DANCE, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

The Ensemble Reza family concerts are always popular with children, parents and grandparents with plenty of audience participation. Come and join virtuoso musicians Ensemble Reza for some gigs, reels, tangos and polkas from around the world and remember to wear your dancing shoes. www.ensemblereza.com. Adults £8; children and students under 18 £5; children aged three and under free. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, June 23, 7pm.


ENSEMBLE REZA REVEAL ROMANTIC GEMS, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Ensemble Reza’s virtuoso musicians return to the festival to perform a programme of unknown but beautiful music, introduced by the charismatic Pavlos Carvalho. Join us for an unforgettable journey. Halversen – Passacaglia for Violin and Viola (after Handel); Beethoven – String Trio in C Minor; and Dohnanyi – String Sextet in B Flat major. www.ensemblereza.com. Tickets £15; students and under 18s £5. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, June 23, 7.30pm.

 SCHEHERAZADE: AN EVENING OF STORY-TELLING THROUGH SONG, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, SOUTHGATE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

Tamzin Barnett (soprano) will present a recital of art songs and arias to include Ravel’s Scheherazade, alongside works by Mozart and Wolf. Tamzin is a classical singer and training Alexander Technique teacher from Chichester. She graduated from Manchester University in 2017. Tickets £12.50; students £5; children free. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, June 23, 8pm; drinks from 7.30pm.


A GARDEN OF SONG, CHANTRY QUIRE WITH ALAN DAVIES (CELLO), ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHURCHSIDE, CHICHESTER PO19 6FT.

Enjoy a glass of wine in a garden of song. Includes Britten’s Five Flower Songs, madrigals and part-songs by Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Wilbye, Bennet and Grainger, cello vignettes by Bridge, Gershwin and MacDowell and pieces for cello and choir specially arranged by conductor Peter Allwood. Tickets £12.50; students £5; under-16s free. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, June 24, 1pm.


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

The Chorões are an ensemble of award-winning musicians, formed at the RCM, who specialise in a traditional Brazilian music called Choro. Drawing on samba and classical music, this genre emerged in the late-18th century. The ensemble is a quartet of clarinet, guitar, cavaquinho (Brazilian ukulele) and pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine). Tickets £10; students £5; children £5. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, June 24, 2.30pm.


BILLY BUDD – OPERA ROMA, CHICHESTER CINEMA AT NEW PARK, PO19 7XY.

A gripping drama based on the short novel by Herman Melville. Billy Budd follows a young sailor who finds himself serving under the repressive regime of master-at-arms John Claggart in the Royal Navy. Britten’s gripping contemporary opera was first performed at the Royal Opera House on 1951. Tickets £17.50. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, June 24, 6.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, WEST DEAN GARDENS RESTAURANT, 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.

 

Sunday, June 24, 7.30pm.


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

Roger Clayden – cello and Christopher Taylor – piano perform a 60-minute concert. The programme will start with the Luigi Boccherini Concerto for Cello and Piano in B flat major, edited by Friedrich Gruetzmacher. Tickets £6.50; students and children £3.50. Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, June 26, 4.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, 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.

 

 

Wednesday, June 27, 4pm.


PETER RICE AND FRIENDS, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, ST MARTIN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NP.

Peter Rice and friends invite you to a summer’s afternoon at St Martin’s Organic Coffee House. Hot drink included in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
Tickets £8.

 

Friday, June 29, 7.30pm.


OPERA NIGHT, 60 MINUTES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, THE REGIS CENTRE, BELMONT STREET, BOGNOR REGIS, PO21 1BL.

A night of famous opera extracts and overtures to include Mozart, Bizet, Strauss, Verdi, Saint-Saëns, Rossini. Presented by Roger Clayden and conducted by Mark Fitz-Gerald. Jonathan Strange leads the professional string orchestra. Soloists include Sylvia Rota – soprano, Lisa Byrnes – mezzo soprano, Yuri Sabatini –tenor. Tickets £12.50; students and children £6.50. Disabled access.

 

Friday, June 29, 7.30pm (Rescheduled from june 22)


STEVE DUMMER (CLARINET) AND MATTHEW COOKE (PIANO), ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH, CHURCH STREET, PETWORTH, GU28 0DB.

Stars and Stripes. A celebration of three giants of American classical music and music theatre. 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein – Sonata; Gershwin/Heifetz – Porgy and Bess Suite; Gershwin – Piano Preludes; Copland – Sonata; and Bernstein – Songs from West Side Story. Proceeds towards St Mary’s Organ Appeal. Retiring collection. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, June 30, 3pm.


FAMILY CONCERT – CHICHESTER CHAMBER CONCERTS, ASSEMBLY ROOM, NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1LQ.

A family concert with music and fun for children aged five to 11, featuring the Camarilla Wind Ensemble. Meet the musicians and their instruments: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn. Lots of lovely music familiar and not-so-familiar, including pieces from Bizet’s Carmen and Bernstein’s West Side Story. Tickets £10 family: two adults, two children; adults £5; students £2; children (five to 18) £2. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, June 30, 7.30pm.


THE AZURE MAIN, HAMPSHIRE RECORDER SINFONIA, ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, CLEVELAND ROAD, WHYKE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7AD.

Reflections on our sea-bound island heritage. Traditional and contemporary water music and words to inspire and delight. HRS festival fundraiser for St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Chichester. Tickets £10 to include interval refreshments; children free. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, June 30, 7.45pm.


BOTH ALIKE IN MAJESTY, NMH WITH CONSORT OF VIOLS, BOXGROVE PRIORY, CHURCH LANE, BOXGROVE, PO18 0ED.

NMH, a choir of outstanding professional singers, present music from Two Elizabethan Ages. A rare opportunity to hear 16th-century music authentically performed by the glorious, unique blend of voices and viols, alongside contemporary choral classics by British composers. Featuring music by Byrd, Gibbons, Tavener, Walton, Britten and Rutter. Tickets £15. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, July 1, 6pm.


THE GRAND TOUR, CONSORT OF TWELVE, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

The Consort of Twelve present a musical version of The Grand Tour from Purcell in England through Lully, Biber and Muffat in Europe and back to Handel in England. Soloists are Sara Deborah Struntz – Tartini Violin Concerto and Sophie Middleditch – Telemann Recorder Concerto. Tickets £15, children £8.
Disabled access.

 

Monday, July 2, 7.30pm.


A ROYAL SUMMER, ST RICHARD SINGERS & MUSICIANS, ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, CLEVELAND ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 7AD.

An all-out celebration of two of England’s most loved composers, George Frederic Handel and Henry Purcell. Join the St Richard Singers and conductor Jake Barlow as they perform Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art and provide the perfect festive start to the summer holidays. Tickets £12; students £5; children free. Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, July 3, 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 Rachmaninov, including Moment Musique, Glinka, Two Nocturnes and Beethoven’s Andante Favori among other favourites. Victor has enchanted audiences from the Peterhoff Great Palace in St Petersburg to London’s Wigmore Hall. Admission free, with retiring collection in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Restoration & Development Trust.
Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, July 3, 4.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, 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 3, 7.30pm.


NEVER SUCH INNOCENCE, CHRISTOPHER KENT & GAMAL KHAMIS, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

The acclaimed narrative recital of words and music from the First World War by actor Christopher Kent and pianist Gamal Khamis, first seen in 2016. Including poetry, music and the real-life story of Private Percy O’Key, it has been described by audiences as “deeply moving” and “immensely absorbing”. Tickets £12; students/unwaged £8; includes glass of wine. Disabled access.

 

Thursday, July 5, 2.30-3.30pm.


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

Linda Kelsall-Barnett and Zoe Barnett present an hour of Spanish guitar music, playing historic and modern instruments, with a variety of solos and duos including works by Sor, Llobet, Manuel de Falla and Turina. Tickets £10; students and children £5. Disabled access.

 

Thursday, July 5, 7.30pm.

DVORAK’S NEW WORLD WITH WORTHING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND KOSMOS ENSEMBLE, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

Worthing Symphony Orchestra and Kosmos Ensemble present New Worlds, pairing Dvorak’s hugely-popular New World Symphony with a dynamic new concerto for Kosmos and orchestra, by multi-award winning composer Errollyn Wallen. This exciting fusion of world music and classical is prefaced by Glinka’s brilliant Ruslan & Ludmilla overture. Tickets £12.50 to £35. Disabled access.

 

Friday, July 6, 7.30pm.


CHICHESTER CHORALE SING O FOR THE WINGS OF A DOVE AND MORE, CHICHESTER CHORALE, BOXGROVE PRIORY, CHURCH LANE, BOXGROVE, PO18 0ED.

A feast of popular choral gems, with strings and organ, conducted by Arthur Robson including: Vivaldi – Gloria; Mendelssohn –  Hear My Prayer, soloist Rafi Bellamy Plaice, winner of BBC Radio 2 Chorister of the Year 2017; early English Song (Tom Robson, tenor); Franck – Panis Angelicus duet with Rafi and Tom. Tickets £12; children under 16 free. Disasbled access.

 

Saturday, July 7, 12 noon.


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

Admired Russian maestro pianist Victor Ryabchikov returns to the Festival with talented Chichester-born composer and violinist Francesca Rogerson to present a splendid programme of musical masterpieces including Bach – Partita No 3 in E major, Brahms – Sonata No 2 in A major and Cesar Frank – Sonata in A major. Tickets £15. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, July 7, 7.30pm.

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

Concert of accessible vocal and instrumental music in a variety of styles to suit all tastes. Performers include Chris Coote (piano), Ian Clark (baritone), Tina Gelnere (mezzo soprano). Admission free, retiring collection in aid of Dementia Support. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, July 8, 6.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, WEST DEAN GARDENS RESTAURANT, 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.

 

Monday, July 9, 7.30pm.


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

Founded by lead violinist Bogdan Vacarescu in 2017, this London-based chamber ensemble of international soloists is united by a mutual passion for discovering and performing music rarely heard today. String Dimensions will open the Amici Series with a delightful, versatile programme of duos, trios and quartets by Corelli, Cherubini, Grieg, Enescu and Liszt. www.stringdimensions.com. Tickets £17, £15; under 25 years £5. Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, July 10, 1.10pm.

INTERNATIONAL PIANO: STEPHEN KOVACEVICH, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

Stephen Kovacevich, one of the world’s greatest living pianists, makes a welcome debut at the Festival with Bach – Prelude and Fugue No.4 in C sharp minor and Schubert –  Sonata No 21 in B flat major. Stephen has appeared with the world’s finest orchestras and conductors including Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur, Simon Rattle and Georg Solti. Admission free, with retiring collection in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Restoration & Development Trust.
Disabled access.

 

 

Tuesday, July 10, 4.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, 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 10, 6.30pm.


SOUTH DOWNS POETRY FESTIVAL: POETRY AND MUSIC, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

A celebration of poetry and music in the atmospheric setting of the Cathedral. Join film/stage/TV actor Michael Jayston, distinguished poet Robyn Bolam (Bloodaxe & Hampshire Poet 2018), with South Downs poets Stephanie Norgate (Bloodaxe) and Barry Smith (SDPF director) for a stimulating reading of new poetry alongside classic Sussex poems read by Michael Jayston. Live music by Linda Kelsall-Barnett on classical guitar.. Tickets £6; students £4. Disabled access.

 

Wednesday, july 11, 6.30pm drinks, concert starts 7.30pm.


SOLO CELLO CONCERT & FRENCH FOOD MEAL, SIXTY 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 JS Bach cello suite No 4 in Eb and No 1 in G Major, No 6 in D and Ernest Bloch Abodah. Followed by a French meal served by the owners of Chez Moi, a new French restaurant in Aldwick. The ticket price includes the food. Tickets £25. Disabled access.

 

Thursday, July 12, 7pm.

SUMMER CONCERT – THE PREBENDAL SCHOOL, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, 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 pieces from the Concert Band and 1st Orchestra. Admission free, with a retiring collectionDisabled access.

 

Thursday, July 12, 7.30pm.


ZAMAAN TRIO, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Classical and traditional music from across the Middle-East, featuring the great composers of Syria and Egypt and performed by virtuoso Syrian musicians with a passion for their heritage: oud player Rihab Azar, bassist Fajer Alabdallah and percussionist Jamal AlSaka (Riq and Mazhar). Zamaan means Time in Arabic. www.rihabazar.co.uk. Tickets £17, £15; under 25 years £5. Disabled access.

 

Thursday, July 12, 9.30pm-10.15pm.


THUMBELINA: A MUSICAL FAIRYTALE, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Fantastical encounters lead Thumbelina to faraway lands where she finds the meaning of freedom and true love. This magical tale by Hans Christian Andersen is brought to life in a one-woman show by Egyptian-German singer-composer Merit Ariane, through song from Europe to the Middle East, referencing Sephardic folklore, Gershwin, Darwish and Montsalvatge. www.meritariane.com. Tickets £10 (or £3 if attending after Zamaan Trio); under 25 years £5. Disabled access.

 

Friday, July 13, 7.30pm.

STRING OF PEARLS, 30 YEARS OF MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT, SOUTHDOWNS CONCERT BAND, BOXGROVE PRIORY, CHURCH LANE, BOXGROVE, PO18 0ED.

The Southdowns Concert Band will be performing a wonderful concert to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The programme will include their favourite musical items performed during this time. The band will be conducted by both their present and past conductors. This promises to be an evening to remember for the next 30 years. Tickets £10; under-16s free. Disabled access.

 

Friday, July 13, 7.30pm.


FAMILY AFFAIRS: BAROQUE WORKS INSPIRED BY THE VIOLIN FAMILY, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

2017 Premio Bonporti prizewinner, violinist Sara Deborah Timossi (nee Struntz) joins forces with cellist Lynden Cranham and basso continuo to explore an attractive range of solo and chamber music from across 17th and 18th-century Europe by J S Bach, Biber, Leclair, Bonporti and Tartini. Tickets £17, £15; under 25 years £5. Disabled access.

 

Friday, July 13, 7.30pm.


MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES – A PIANO RECITAL, CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW.

The Luc sisters return to the Festival of Chichester with a programme encompassing several composers throughout classical music history. A mixture of solo piano and duet pieces, as well a performance on the cello by Kenji Luc. Tickets £10; students £5. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, July 14, 7.30pm.


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

Pavlos Carvalho is well known to Festival of Chichester audiences as a brilliant and intensely-musical cellist. He will perform Dvorak’s cello concerto with CSO and their new conductor Simon Wilkins. Also in the programme are Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture and Sibelius 5th Symphony. Tickets £12; students £5; under-16s free. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, July 15, 3pm.


SUMMER FLUTES, CHICHESTER FLUTE CHOIR, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, CHICHESTER, PO19 6FT.

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.
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