Matilda Lloyd, trumpet, & Richard Gowers, 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.


  • J S Bach  (1685 - 1750)   Toccata & Fugue in D minor;
  • J S Bach  Fantasia in G  
  • G P Telemann (1681 - 1712)  Three Heroic Marches  
  • MA Charpentier (1643 - 1704)  Prelude 
  • Petr Eben (1929 - 2007)Windows (inspired by Marc Chagall)

Matilda Lloyd is a fast-rising young artist with exceptional poise and musicality. Aged 26, she is captivating audiences and critics alike with her artistry and communication, and her “flawless tone and virtuosic technique” (Saarbrücker Zeitung, March 2020) bring a unique flair to every performance.​​​

In 2014, Matilda was the winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final, and in 2016, gave her BBC Proms solo debut, performing at the Royal Albert Hall with the Alpesh Chauhan and the BBC Philharmonic. The following year, Matilda won the Eric Aubier International Trumpet Competition in Rouen, France, an achievement which led to her international debut in Spring 2019 with l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen.

Previous highlights also include concerto performances with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the London Mozart Players and the Manchester Camerata and recitals at prestigious venues including Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and at the Ryedale and Buxton Festivals. 

Recent highlights to her career have included her debuts in the USA with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, in South Africa with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmomic and Johannesburg Philharmonic, in Germany with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and in Sweden with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra.

Matilda graduated with a First Class degree in Music from Cambridge University in 2017 and received a Master’s Degree (DipRAM) from the Royal Academy of Music in 2019. She also studied for 2 years with Håkan Hardenberger on the Artist Diploma course at the Malmö Academy of Music. Matilda is a Yamaha Artist.


Richard Gowers is a British pianist, organist and conductor. His extensive schedule features performances not only around the UK, but across Europe and further afield in the USA, Far East and Australia. He has frequently appeared live on BBC Radio 3, as well as Radio 4, Classic FM, LBC and BBC Television.

As a pianist he specialises in song repertoire and chamber music. In 2017-19 he held a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Michael Dussek and Joseph Middleton and won prizes for song accompaniment and chamber music. In 2018 he participated in the International Music Students Festival in Kyoto, Japan, and in April 2019 he took part in Wigmore Hall’s first Liederabend of the works of Carl Loewe with members of the Royal Academy Song Circle. S

As an concert organist he has given recitals extensively across Europe at festivals in Toulouse, Paris, Reykjavik, across Germany and in multiple British cathedrals and town halls. He has made three tours of the USA, as well as a series of recitals in Australia, and has performed with choirs such as the BBC Singers, CBSO Chorus, Helsinki Philharmonic Choir, Choeur de l’Opéra National de Montpellier and Tenebrae.

Richard is based in London, where he combines performing with teaching positions at Cambridge University, Tiffin and Westminster Schools and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He is the Director of Music at St Saviour’s Church, Pimlico, where he conducts several choirs, curates a concert series and runs the music outreach programme Sing After School. During the Covid-19 pandemic he has made numerous recordings for the 6000-strong Self-Isolation Choir.


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.