Streamed Lunchtime Concert - Louise Salmond Smith, recorder, and Charles Harrison, piano

Chichester Cathedral's popular Lunchtime Concerts return for a series of 5 online-only performances, released weekly at 1.00pm. Each concert will be preceded by a short talk on the programme via Zoom at 12.45pm, led by the Cathedral’s Assistant Organist Tim Ravalde.

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Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Fantasia No. 1

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Eternal Source of Light Divine

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Hamburger Sonata
- Allegretto
Rondo: Presto

Francois-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829)

Ernst Krahmer (1795-1837)
Rondeau Hongrois

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) 

Billy Mayerl (1902-1959)

Zequinha de Abreau (1880-1935)
TicoTico no Fuba

Louise Salmond Smith

Louise Salmond SmithLouise Salmond Smith took up the recorder whilst a scholar at Clayesmore School, Dorset.  During her time as a student at the University of East Anglia, she was the holder of the Britten-Pears scholarship, and performed Malcolm Arnold's Recorder Concerto in the presence of the composer. Subsequently, she studied at the universities of Hull, Keele and Durham, and was taught by Ross Winters and Pamela Thorby.

She has performed at numerous festivals both in the UK and abroad, including the Cardiff Festival, the Wirksworth Festival and the Aldeburgh Festival. As well as several previous performances at Chichester, Louise has also played at a variety of other similar venues including Gloucester, Norwich and Portsmouth cathedrals, St Bride's Fleet Street and St George's Bloomsbury.

Louise remains committed to education and is currently Head of The Prebendal School, Chichester Cathedral’s choir school.

Charles Harrison

Charles HarrisonCharles received his early musical training as a chorister at Southwell Minster. He later took up the organ scholarship at Jesus College in the University of Cambridge, where he gained a degree in music, and studied organ with David Sanger. During his second year at Cambridge, he won prizes for his performance in the Fellowship examinations of the Royal College of Organists, and went on to win further prizes in the international organ competitions at St Albans and Odense. These successes have led to a busy programme of engagements, including concerts at many of the celebrated venues in Britain, an appearance at the Proms, and solo performances in around Europe and in the USA.  Concerto work has included performances with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra, both broadcast by the BBC. As soloist, accompanist and continuo player he has worked with many leading performers, conductors and ensembles, including Roy Goodman, Steven Isserlis, Stephen Cleobury, the BBC Singers and Andreas Scholl.

As Organist and Master of the Choristers at Chichester, Charles trains and directs the cathedral choir, the core of whose musical ministry consists of singing 8 services each week. They choir also tours abroad, broadcasts regularly on local and national radio, and records on the Signum label.