Lunchtime Concert: Tim Ravalde, organ

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.


Kenneth Leighton (1929–1988)

Tim Ravalde (1988–)
Veni creator

César Franck (1822–1890)
Prélude, Fugue et Variation

George Haynes (1989–)
Salve regina

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607

Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
Jig from St Paul's Suite
arr. Jonathan Scott

Percy Grainger (1882–1961)
Handel in the Strand (Clog dance)
arr. Wolfgang Stockmeier


Timothy Ravalde is the Assistant Organist of Chichester Cathedral where he plays for the daily choral services and assists Charles Harrison with the training of the choir. He has also accompanied the choir on numerous broadcasts and tours, and appears on various recordings as accompanist, conductor and organ soloist. He is also the Musical Director of Fernhurst Choral Society with whom he has conducted a wide range of the major oratorio repertoire.
He was educated at the Nelson Thomlinson School, Wigton, and has held organ scholarships at Carlisle and Salisbury Cathedrals and at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he studied music. He is a recipient of the F.E. Smith medal, presented by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and a winner of the Brian Runnett Prize for organ playing.