Lunchtime concerts: Tim Rumsey, piano

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.


Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Nocturne no. 4 in E-flat major, op. 36
Nocturne no. 5 in B-flat major, op. 37

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Le Tombeau de Couperin
    I. Prélude
    II. Fugue
    III. Forlane
    IV. Rigaudon
    V. Menuet
    VI. Toccata


Tim Rumsey is an experienced concert pianist, chamber musician and teacher, having delighted audiences at venues including the V&A Museum, Wigmore Hall, and at various festivals around the UK. Recent performances include a Harrison Birtwistle Tribute concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the London Sinfonietta and a performance of Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto in Chichester Cathedral alongside the Chichester Symphony Orchestra last year, with solo appearances in London, Cheltenham and Oxford throughout the 2023 season. 
Tim has an equal passion for composition, arrangement and jazz with recent projects including an arrangement of Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice for solo piano and Gershwin’s ‘An American in Paris’ for his trio with violin and clarinet. Tim is an accomplished jazz pianist and regularly plays for events and functions around London and the surrounding area, as well as incorporating jazz repertoire into his concert programmes.
Tim has just started teaching at the prestigious St. Catherine’s School in Bramley near Guildford, and also teaches in other schools as well as on a private basis around London, and at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music on Saturdays. He has recently graduated with an MA and DipABRSM award from the Academy in July 2023.