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Lunchtime Concerts

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. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no charge, and some visitors even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Spring and Summer 2018

There will be no concert on Tuesday 29th May, due to preparations for our Flower Festival
Tuesday 5 June

Angela Zanders, piano

Variations in F minor
by Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)

Three Pieces from 'Das Jahr'
by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805 - 1847)

Armenian Bells
by Douglas Zanders (1918 - 2012)

L'isle joyeuse
by Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

Tuesday 12 June                      

The Chagall Piano Quartet                        

Piano Quartet in E flat major KV 493
by W.A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)
I. Allegro

Quartet for violin, viola, cello and piano in D minor (1918)
by William Walton (1902 - 1983)
I. Allegramente
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Andante tranquilo
IV. Allegro molto

Tuesday 19 June

The Mēla Guitar Quartet

With a change to our original programme, we now welcome Matthew Robinson, George Tarlton, Daniel Bovey and Jiva Housden to Chichester. Programme details to be confirmed shortly.

Tuesday 26 June

Kyoko Canaway, organ

Prelude in C minor BWV 546
by J S Bach (1685 - 1750)

Wir danken dir Herr Jesu Christ BuxWV 224
by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707)

Herr Jesu Christ, ich Weiss gar wohl BuxWv 193
by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707)

Heut triumphiert Gottes Sohn BWV 630
by J S Bach  (1685 - 1750)

Lied from 24 pieces en style libre, op. 31 (5)
by Louis Vierne (1870 - 1937)

Carillon de Longpont from 24 pieces en style, op.31 (6)
by Louis Vierne (1870 - 1937)

The Lord of Salisbury his Pavan
by Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625)
Adagio in E major
by Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941)

March upon Handel's 'Lift up your heads', op. 15, no. 2
by Alexandre Guillman (1837 - 1911)

Tuesday 3 July
Victor Ryabchikov, piano
Victor will bring his exquisite touch to a programme of Rachmaninov, including Moment Musical, Glinka, Two Noctures and Beethoven's Andante Favori,
among other favourites.

Victor has enchanted audience from the Peterhoff Great Palace in St Petersburg to London's Wigmore Hall.

This concert has a retiring collection in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Restoration & Development Trust.
Tuesday 10 July
Stephen Kovacevich, piano

Stephen makes a welcome debut at the Festival with Bach's Prelude and Fugue No.4 in C sharp minor and Schubert's Sonata No. 21 in B flat major.

Stephen has appeared with the world's finest orchestras and conductors, including Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur, Simon Rattle and Georg Solti.

This concert has a retiring collection in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Restoration & Development Trust.

We break for the Summer

Tuesday 11th September
David Malusa, piano
Programme to be confirmed
Tuesday 18th September
Tessa Seymour, cello
George Fu, piano
Programme to be confirmed
Tuesday 25th September
Markella Vandoros, violin
Emma Abbate, piano                            
Violin sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
II. Allegretto
III. Lebhaft

Scherzo in C minor from F.A.E Sonata
by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Sonata in G minor for violin and piano L.148by Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
I. Allegrovivo
II. Intermède: Fantasque et léger
III. Finale: Très animé

Tuesday 2nd October
David Leigh, organ
Programme to be confirmed
Tuesday 9th October
Louise Salmond-Smith, recorder 
David Butler, piano
Programme to be confirmed
Tuesday 16th October
Terence Allbright, piano
Timothy Ravalde, organ
Programme to be confirmed
Tuesday 23rd October
Chichester Symphony Orchestra
Programme to be confirmed
Tuesday 30th October
Charterhouse School
Programme to be confirmed
Tuesday 6th November
David Alexander, piano
La Cathédrale Engloutie (from Prelude, Book 1)
by Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Fantasie in C, Op. 17
by Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; ImLegendenton
II. Mäßig. Durchaus energisch
III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten.

Tuesday 13th November
Peter Gould, organ
Programme to be confirmed
Tuesday 20th November
Meritus Collective Piano Trio
Programme to be confirmed

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