Organ Recital by Tim Ravalde

Monday 5th July at 1.15pm

Timothy Ravalde has been the Assistant Organist of Chichester Cathedral since 2010, in which capacity he accompanies the daily services, assists with the training of the choir, and appears on numerous recordings and broadcasts. Since 2011 he has also been the Musical Director of Fernhurst Choral Society with whom he has conducted a wide range of the choral and oratorio repertoire.

He was educated at the Nelson Thomlinson School, Wigton, and held organ scholarships at Carlisle and Salisbury Cathedrals. He graduated from Cambridge University, where he studied music and held the organ scholarship at St John’s College, in 2010, and won the 2009 Brian Runnett Prize for organ playing. For details of Timothy’s recording, teaching and more see:

The Programme:
Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937): Allegro (from Symphonie VI)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847): Adagio (from Sonata I)
J. S. Bach (1685‒1750): Prelude and Fugue in C major (BWV 547)
George Haynes (1989‒: Toccata
Percy Whitlock (1903‒1946): Folk tune
Tim Ravalde (1988‒): Tu es Petrus

We are delighted to welcome back an audience to Chichester Cathedral. Please note these important points:

This lunchtime concert will be a little different to before! You cannot simply turn up on the day. Your place must be booked in advance via TicketSource, to ensure we are able to support NHS Test and Trace and of course to manage overall numbers in the Cathedral, in light of ongoing Covid concerns. We want to do our utmost to make sure this concert is safe as well as enjoyable for you.

For this concert, the audience will be seated both in the Nave and the Quire. If you have a preference, please arrive in good time as no specific seats will be reserved in advance. (Those seated in the Nave will have the benefit of a screen, showing the organists hands as he plays. Those in the Quire will have a slightly better audio experience.)

The concerts remain free at present. We do however ask for donations to help us to continue running the series. As we are unable to accept cash, we would request your donations are made either by using the QR code printed on your programme on the day, or by visiting or by using one of the paypoints around the Cathedral.

Finally, if you're unable to visit in person, a recording of the concert will be available to watch for a week from lunchtime the day after the concert (Tuesday 6 July):

Click here to watch online

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