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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.


Summer 2017
Tuesday 20 June
George Barrett, organ

Pièce d'orgue, BWV 572,
by JS Bach (1685 - 1750)

Organ Sonata No. 2, Op. 65
by Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)                                             
1. Grave.
2. Adagio
3. Allegro Maestoso e Vivace
4. Fuga

Evening Song
by Edward Bairstow (1874 - 1946)

Cortège et Litanie, Op. 19 No. 2
by Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971)

Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54 No. 6,
by Louis Vierne (1870 - 1937)

And, as part of
The Festival of Chichester
three additional concerts,
where your donations will support the
Chichester Cathedral Restoration
and Development Trust

Tuesday 27 June
Patrick Hemmerlé, piano

Admired French pianist Patrick Hemmerlé
performs Fantasies by Schubert and Schumann.
Patrick has given concerts in halls across
Europe and North America. Festivals and prizes
include Les Aigues-Mort, Valencia, Grossetto
and Paris.
'Precision, sensitivity and commitment'
(Cambridge Evening News)

Tuesday 4 July

Karine Selo and Pavlos Carvalho,
piano and cello 

International musicians Karine Sello (piano)
and Pavlos Carvalho (cello) perform sonatas for
cello and piano by Beethoven and Shostakovich.
Karine is resident accompanist at the Royal
College of Music, London, and the
Paris Conservatoire. Pavlos has performed across
Europe at venues from the Royal Festival Hall to
the Teatro dal Verme, Milan.

10 July
(Note this is a
Monday, not the
usual Tuesday!)
Victor Ryabchikov, piano

Acclaimed Russian pianist Victor Ryabchikov
brings his exquisite touch to a delightful programme
of Field, Chopin and Russian romantic pieces,
including Rubinstein and Balakirev. Victor has
enchanted audiences from the Peterhoff Great
Palace in St Petersburg to London's Wigmore Hall.
'Unfailingly beautiful.' (BBC Music)

And finally,
a one-off Summer special:

11 August
Eton Choral Courses
Versa est in luctum
by Alonso Lobo (1555 - 1617)

Valiant for Truth
by Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)

On the mount of Olives
by Ralph Allwood b. 1950

The Twelve
by William Walton (1902 - 1983)

Sancte Deus
by Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585)

Salve Regina (a8)
by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Gerald Finzi (1901 - 1956)

Summer Break

Tuesday 12 September

John Kitchen, organ

Overture and March from the Ode for St Cecilia's Day
by G F Handel (1685 - 1759) 1. Larghetto, e staccato - Allegro - Minuet
6. March

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582
by J S Bach (1685 - 1750)

Celebration (2014)
Cecilia McDowall b. 1951

Two hymn tune preludes
by Kenneth Leighton (1928 - 1988)
  Lumetto: Little canonic variations on 'Jesus bids us shine' 
  Toccata on 'Hanover'  ('O worship the King, All glorious above')

Variations on 'Merck tochoe sterck'
by Cor Kee (1900 - 1997)
Tuesday 19 September


Elizabeth Walker, flute and recorder
Moreven Brown, flute
Sebastian Comberti, cello
Michael Overbury, harpsichord

La Lumage (for flute, cello, harpsichord)
by Michel Blavet (1700 - 1768)
Adagio; Allemanda; Allegro; Siciliana; Presto; Le Lutin: Allegro

Sonata in A, Op. 1, no.1  
by Stephen Paxton (1735 - 1787)

Sonata 'La Follia', Op. 5, No. 12 (for recorder, cello, harpsichord)
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713)

French Suite No. 4 in E flat BWV 815 (solo harpsichord)
by J S Bach (1685 - 1750)
Allemande; Courante; Sarabande; Gavotte; Air; Minuet; Gique

Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 2 (flutes, cello, harpsichord)
By G F Handel (1685 - 1759)
Andante, Allegro, Arioso, Allegro

Tuesday 26 September

Henry Melbourne, clarinet
Ben Socrates, piano

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
by Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
I Allegro tristamente - Très calme - Tempo allegretto
II Romanza: très calme
III Allegro con fuoco - Très animé

Impromptu D 899 No. 1 in C Minor
by Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

Clarinet Sonata
by Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)
I Con moto, dolce e con tenerezza
II Allegro, ritmico, con brio

Tuesday 3 October

Charlotte Rowan, violin
Charlotte Stephenson, piano

Polonaise de Concert
by Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)

by Alexander Glazunov (1865 - 1936)

by Darius Milhaud (1892 - 1974)

Nigun (from Three Pictures of Chassidic Life)
by Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959)

Chaconne in G Minor
by Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663 - 1745)

Garden Scene from Much Ado About Nothing
by Erich Korngold (1897 - 1957)

Carmen Fantasy
by Pablo de Sarasate (1844 - 1908)

Tuesday 10 October

Matthew Jelf,
Ian Richardson
piano duet

Capriol Suite arranged for Piano Duet
by Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930)

Ma Mere L'Oye (Mother Goose Suite)by Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)

Fantasy in F Minor for Piano Four Hands D.940
by Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

Hungarian Dances arranged for piano duet
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Tuesday 17 October

David Cassan, organ

Pieces for a musical clock
  A voluntary on a Flight of Angels
  Duetto  Menuet
by G F Handel (1685 - 1759)

Scherzo from Symphony No. 2
by Louis Vierne (1870 - 1937)

Fantasy in E flat
by C Saint Saens (1835 - 1921)

Prayer and lullaby
by Alexandre Guilmant (1837 - 1911)

Prelude and fugue in B Op. 7
by M Dupré

by D Cassan

Tuesday 24 October

Chichester Symphony Orchestra
Details to come

Tuesday 7 November
String Quartet

Details to come

Tuesday 14 November

Charles Harrison, organ

Details to come

Tuesday 21 November
Ben Lathbury, piano
Details to come

We break for Advent and Christmas


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