Lunchtime Concert: Plaegan 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. 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.

Helen Sills - Violin
Michael Nebe - Cello
Alan Brown - Piano

  • W A Mozart - Piano Trio in B Flat, Op. 502
  • J Turina - Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor Op. 77

Helen Sills read music at Nottingham University, followed by an MA in Baroque Music, and then gained a Ph.D from Birmingham University on the music of Igor Stravinsky. She studied the violin with Kenneth Piper at the Royal College of Music, and later with Peter Thomas. Her career has been as a lecturer and teacher, as well as playing in freelance orchestras and performing in chamber ensembles with some of the country's finest musicians.

Michael Nebe studied at the Dortmund Konservatorium and then under Thurston Dart and Anthony Milner at King's College, London where he gained a MMus Degree. He has toured the UK, Germany, Holland, USA, Canada and Australia, where he held guest professorships and recorded for radio and television. He is musical director and conductor of the Whitehall Orchestra and the Fine Arts Sinfonia.

Alan Brown studied the piano and cello with Ruth Harte and Lilly Phillips at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the prestigious Recital Diploma, and was proclaimed National Most Promising Pianist of the Year. Since his acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut, Alan has appeared at many venues throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, the Channel Islands, Australia, South Korea and Japan. He has a repertoire of over forty five concertos and has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, and the Virtuosi of England.