Lunchtime Concert: Luke Welch

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 extra charge, and some visitors event bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Luke Welch, piano


  • L van Beethoven: Rondo in C, Op. 51, No. 1
  • L van Beethoven: Rondo in G, Op. 51, No. 2
  • R Schumann: Faschingswank aus Wien, Op. 26

Pianist Luke Welch was born and grew up in Mississauga (Ontario), Canada. He played his first public performance at age seven, and his first private piano teachers include KyzysztofJedrysik and Catherine Kuzeljevich. He later completed Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the University of Western Ontario in Canada under the tutelage of John-Paul Bracey and accomplished further graduate studies in the Netherlands.

Welch’s highly-anticipated second album Crossing Borders was released in 2017 to critical acclaim and is regularly broadcast on KING FM 98.1 Seattle and Radio Classique CJPX-FM.  This year, he was named the 2018 recipient of the Harry Jerome Arts Award - distinguished with national recognition by the Black Business and Professional Association. His third album, entitled The Return, will be released in February 2019.