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Lunchtime Concerts

Chichester Cathedral's popular Lunchtime Concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no charge, and some visitors even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Autumn 2016 - Spring 2017
Tuesday 10 January
Lynden Cranham, cello 
Richard Barnes, piano

Andante from Cello Sonata in F Op. 16 No. 1 by George Onslow (1784 - 1853)

Cello Sonata in E Minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto
III. Allegro

Andante sostenuto from the Cello Sonata by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 - 1918)

Tuesday 17 January
Tom Winpenny, organ
Prelude & Fugue in G Major BWV 550 by J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750)

Variations on 'Est-ce Mars' by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621)

Adagio & Allegro in F Minor/F Major  K. 594 by W. A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Aria JA 138 by Jéhan Alain (1911 - 1940)

The Sweet Rivelet from The Hovingham Sketches by Francis Jackson (b. 1917)

Prelude & Fugue: The Spitfire by Sir William Walton (1902 - 1983), arr. Tom Winpenny

Tuesday 24 January
Chichester String Ensemble
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, by Vaughan Williams (1872- 1958)

Clair de lune from Suite Bergamasqueby Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918), arr. Mark Hartt-Palmer

Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings by Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
Tuesday 31 January
An-Ting Chang, piano
'The Carnival of the Animals'

Le Coucou (The Cuckoo) by Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1172)

Quejas, o la Maja y el Ruisenor (The Maiden and the Nightingale) from 'Goyescas' by Enrique Grandos (1867-1916)Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)

Die Forell (The Trout), S.563 by Franz Liszt - Franz Schubert (1811-1886) (1797 - 1828)

Poisson d'Or from 'Image II' by Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

Waltz, Op. 64, No. 1 by Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)

The Cat and the Mouse by Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)

Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carinval of the Animals) by Camille Saint - Saëns (1835 - 1921)  
  Introduction and Royal March of the Lion - Hens and Roosters - Swift Animals - Tortoises - The Elephant - Aquarium - Aviary - Fossils - The Swan - Finale
Tuesday 7 February
Pavlos Carvahlo, cello
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano
Variations on a theme from the Magic Flute by Mozart, by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Sonata for piano and cello in G Minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
Tuesday 14 February
Peter King, organ
Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, by Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1947) Transcribed by William Thomas Best

St Francis of Paola walking on the Waves by Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886) Transcribed by Max Reger

Larghetto, delizioso ed erotico from Eros, "Profumo Sottile Del Fiore Magico" Op 101xxxiii by Sigfrid Karg Elert (1877 - 1933)

Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue by J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750) Transcribed by Max Reger
Tuesday 21 February
Portsmouth Grammar School
Programme to be confirmed
Tuesday 28 February
Natalia Williams - Wandoch, piano
Etude in C Minor Op. 25 No. 12 by Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1845)
Etude in F Minor Op. 25, No.2
Waltz in F Major Op. 34 No. 3
Walt in A-Flat Minor Op. 42 

Préludes from Book 1 by Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Les Collines d'Anacapri
Des Pas Sur La Neige
La Danse de Puck

Nocturne in F-Sharp Minor Op. 15 No.2
Polonaise in A-Flat Major Op. 53
Tuesday 7 March
Nick Shipman, clarinet
Stefan Hofkes, piano
Larghetto from Quintet for Clarinet  K 581 by W A Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Introduction, Theme and Variations by Gioachino Rossini (1792 - 1868)

Four Studies in English Folksong by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
I. Lovely on the Water
II. Spurn Point
III. She borrowed some of her Mother's Gold
IV. As I Walked Over the London Bridge

Pastoral by Sir Arthur Bliss (1891 - 1975)

Fantasia on Themes from Verdi's Opera La Traviata by Donato Lovreglio (1841 - 1907)
Tuesday 14 March
Fujita Trio
Violin, Cello and Piano
Three Miniatures by Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941)
AllegrettoPiano Trio No. 2 in C Minor Op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
I. Allego energico e fuoco
II. Andante espressivo
III. Scherzo. Molto Allegro quasi Presto
IV. Finale. Allego appassionato
Tuesday 21 March
Neil Crossland,
Piano Sonata K 331 by W.A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)
I. Andante grazioso : Theme and Variations
II. Menutto e Trio
III. Allegretto: Ronda alla Turca

From Six Pieces Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
1. Intermezzo. Allegro non asai, ma molto appassionato
2. Intermezzo. Andante teneramente
3. Ballade . Allegro energico
6. Intermezzo. Andante, largo e mesto

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Alternatively, we update programme information on this web page regularly, once we have received the details from the performers.

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