Lunchtime Concert: English Piano Trio

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.


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Trio in G minor, Hob.XV:1
    I. Moderato
    II. Menuet. Trio
    III. Presto

Francis Edward Bache (1833–1858)
Trio, op. 25
    I. Allegro
    II. Andante espressivo
    III. Allegro molto ed appassionata – un poco più lento

Musician Biography

The English Piano Trio has played together for 30 years and has performed on London and European concert platforms.

Although well known for their interpretation of music of the classical period, the Trio has commissioned and recorded 20th and 21st century repertoire. Their CD for Naxos of music by Sir Malcolm Arnold was part of a Gramophone Award winning series. Commissions for their 20th anniversary resulted in works by David Matthews, Cecilia McDowall and Joseph Phibbs. The Trio also researches lesser known composers and these have included London performances and recording for Dutton Epoch of the English composer Francis E Bache (1833-1858), a premiere performance of the composer Johanna Senfter in Germany, and at the invitation of the Gurney Trust, premiere performances in Bristol of Ivor Gurney’s two piano trios.

The English Piano Trio regularly collaborates with other musicians and actors creating semi - staged performances. Their own scripts feature specific composers or events. Amongst many, highlights have been ‘On the Danube’ with Timothy West as narrator, and a performance at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, of music by Shostakovich coupled with verse by the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.

For a number of seasons the Trio presented recitals at Bristol’s Colston Hall recital room, in collaboration with visiting international orchestras.

The Trio released a CD in 2023 for the English Music label of works by the English composer Rutland Boughton.


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. Donations can be made in the retiring collection, in the Cathedral, at our Visitor’s Desk or at various donation points, using cash, card and contactless or using the button below.

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Can't make it this time?

Lunchtime Concerts take place every Tuesday at 1.10pm during term-time, our talented performers come from across the UK and occasionally overseas, to delight our audiences with music from Beethoven to Chopin, Elgar to Mozart and more.

Download the Summer 2024 Programme