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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 2 May
Charterhouse School

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

Clarinet Quintet, 1st Movement
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 Quartet

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

Beach Scenes of Brazil (Première)
I. Amor Beach - Sunset
II. Copacaban - Beach Party
The world première of this work
by Christopher Gunning (b. 1944)

Avian Arabesques
I. The Hovering Falcon
II. Legend of the Anka
III. Flight of the Phoenix
by Paul Patterson (b. 1947)

Piazzolla Tangos
I. Milonga del Angel
II. Libertango
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)

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
Details to follow

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for details of future series, please contact Charlotte Rattray, Liturgy and Music Assistant, by email on or post to The Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester, PO19 1PX with your details.

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

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