Photo credit: David Myers
The Aurora Trio is an exciting young chamber ensemble, which is quickly developing a reputation for pushing the boundaries of its unusual instrumentation. Since its formation in 2012, the trio has performed widely across the UK; recent engagements include recitals at Deal Festival, Dean and Chadlington Summer Music Festival and Hampton Court Palace. From 2014-16, the trio held a prestigious chamber music fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music. The trio’s debut CD “Crepuscule” was released by EM Records in 2021.
Emma Halnan (flute) first came to prominence as woodwind category winner of BBC Young Musician 2010. She has performed at major venues worldwide, and appeared as concerto soloist with orchestras such as the London Mozart Players and European Union Chamber Orchestra. Emma was principal flute of the European Union Youth Orchestra 2014-16. She has freelanced with orchestras including English National Opera, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Emma teaches flute at the University of Cambridge and Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
Jordan Sian (viola) has performed in concert halls across Europe, including the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Sage Gateshead, Cadogan Hall and Kammermusiksall of the Berlin Philharmonie. He has won awards from the Val Tidone Strings Competition, Worshipful Company of Musicians and BBC Performing Arts Fund. He has appeared on numerous chamber music broadcasts including live performances for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and BBC Radio 3. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Jordan completed his studies in Switzerland with Ori Kam, Diemut Poppen and Tatjana Masurenko.
Heather Wrighton (harp) has performed at prestigious concert venues including The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Opera House, Cadogan Hall, St John’s, Smith Square, Kings College Chapel, Cambridge, Glyndebourne Opera House, Cardiff Millennium Centre, Kensington Palace and St James’ Palace. Heather studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Karen Vaughan graduating with an MA with Distinction, BMus (Hons) and an LRAM harp teaching qualification. In addition to the Classical Harp plays Celtic, Baroque triple and Paraguayan harps.
- Salvador Brotons: Ad Infinitum for flute, viola and harp
- Robert Peate: Three Diversions for flute, viola and harp
- Sir Karl Jenkins: Ryers Down for flute and harp
- Paul Lewis: Divertimento
Chichester Cathedral's Lunchtime Concert series is self-supporting, and thrives through the generosity of its audiences. While there is no charge for admission, we suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible.
In line with our hopes to keep everyone safe and well, we will be maintaining socially distanced seating until further notice. As such, with the subsequent reduced capacity, we ask that audiences book their places in advance through Ticketsource. We will have a list of names that have booked on the door: you do not need to bring the tickets with you.
Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back!