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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 14 March
Fujita Trio
Violin, Cello and Piano

Three Miniatures by Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941)

Piano 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

Break for Easter holiday

Tuesday 2 May
Charterhouse School

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
by Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

by Leos Janacek (1854 - 1928)

An American in Paris
by George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Tuesday 9 May
Nicholas Carpenter, clarinet
Timothy Ravalde, organ

Rumanian Dances
by Béla Bartok (1881 - 1945)
Première rhapsodie
by Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Clarinet Concerto No. 2
by Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826)

Tuesday 16 May
The London Harp Quintet

Prélude and Mazurka from 'Coppelia'
by Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891)

Christopher Gunning Premiere (b. 1944)

Avian Arabesques by Paul Patterson (b. 1947)

Piazzolla Tangos
by Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (1921 - 1992)

Tuesday 23 May
Four Hands - One Piano
With Emma Abbate & Julian Perkins

Sonata for four hands in B flat, K358
by W.A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)
I.   Allegro
II.  Adagio
III. Molto Presto
A selection of Huit Pièces, op. 60
by C.M. von Weber (1786 - 1826)

Trois Pièces nègres pour les touches blanches 
by C Lambert (1905 - 1951)
I.   Aubade
II.  Siesta
III. Nocturne

Slavonic Dances No. 2, op. 72 and No. 7, op. 46 
by A Dvořák (1841 - 1904)

Tuesday 30 May
Reigate Wind Quintet

Down Hollow Winds by Martin Butler (b. 1960)
II.   Vivace

La cheminée du roi René
by Darius Milhaud (1892 - 1974)
I.    Cortège
II.   AubadeIII.  Jongleurs
IV.  La maousinglade
V.   Joutes sur l'arc
VI.  Chasse à Valabre
VII. Madrigal nocturne

Wind quintet in G minor
by Claude-Paul Taffanel (1844 - 1908)
I.    Allegro con moto
II.   Andante
III.  Vivace

Three Shanties for Wind Quintet
by Malcom Arnold (1921 - 2006)
I.    Allegro con brio
II.   Allegretto semplice
III.  Allegro vivace

Tuesday 6 June
English Piano Trio
violin, cello, piano

Trio on D Hob. XV: 24
by Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro, ma dolce

Trio in E flat Op. 1 No. 1
by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Scherzo. Allegro assai. Trio
IV. Finale. Presto

Tuesday 13 June
Ivan Hovorun, piano

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B Flat, Op. 106
by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

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)


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