Lunchtime Concert: Duo Dolcissimo

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.

Fiona Jones, Oboe & Sophie Aynsley, Piano

  • R Schumann - Romance 1 & 3
  • C Nielsen - Fantasy Piece No. 2
  • C Saint-Saens - The Swan
  • C Yvon - English Horn Sonata
  • F Poulenc - Oboe Sonata
  • E Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe
  • M Dring - Italian Dance

Fiona Jones graduated in July 2015 with a Master's in oboe orchestral performance at the Royal College of Music, London. She is currently living and studying in Sweden under Mårten Larsson, Principal oboe with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Fiona is from Southampton and showed an interest in music from an early age, beginning piano lessons aged 7, violin at 9 and oboe at 13 and completing her grade 8 in both violin and oboe before leaving school.

Fiona is also passionate about chamber music and in August 2012 she set up the Oboe and Piano duo 'Duo Dolcissimo' with pianist Sophie Aynsley. Sophie and Fiona have performed many recitals together in churches and cathedrals across the south, including Chichester, Portsmouth and Chelmsford Cathedrals.

Sophie Aynsley is a classically trained musician living near Romsey, Hampshire. She began learning piano and violin when she was 8 years old, and bassoon when she was 11. She has a Grade 8 Distinction in piano and violin and a Grade 8 Merit in bassoon and she achieved her DipABRSM Diploma in piano performance in 2010. She studied for her Bachelor of Music degree at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she specialised in performance and composition, and graduated in 2011 with an upper second class honours.