Giulia Semerano and Filippo di Bari, piano duet

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. There is a retiring collection.

Pagine di guerra, Op. 25 by Alfredo Casella (1883–1947) 
1. Nel Belgio: sfilata di artiglieria pesante tedesca 
In Belgium: parade of the heavy German artillery 

2. In Francia: davanti alle rovine della cattedrale di   Reims 
In France: before the ruins of Reims Cathedral 
3. In Russia: carica di cavalleria cosacca 
In Russia: charge of the Cossack cavalry 

4. In Alsazia: croci di legno 
In Alsace: wooden crosses

Six épigraphes antiques by Claude Debussy (1862–1918) 
1. Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d'été 
To invoke Pan, god of the summer wind 

2. Pour un tombeau sans nom 
For a nameless tomb 

3. Pour que la nuit soit propice 
In order that the night be propitious 

4. Pour la danseuse aux crotales 
For the dancer with crotales 

5. Pour l'égyptienne 
For the Egyptian woman 

6. Pour remercier la pluie au matin 
To thank the morning rain 

Allegro in A minor D947 by Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Sharing like-minded musical views and a strong commitment to chamber music, pianists Giulia Semerano and Filippo Di Bari perform as a piano duo and are presently working on masterpieces written for this intimate ensemble, as well as lesser known works from the XX and XXI century and collaborations with living composers.

After meeting in Italy while studying under the guidance of Sergio De Simone, they pursued further studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where they are now based.

Praised for their intense and engaging performances, and recipients of several prizes and scholarships, Giulia and Filippo regularly perform in important venues across Europe, including St Martin in The Fields, St James Piccadilly, Blackheath Halls, Festival Intersezioni, Artcevia International Art Festival.

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.