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Walter & Lenny

Wednesday 5th - Saturday 8th September 2018, 7.30pm

Walter and Lenny
(l-r) Leonard Bernstein, Dean Walter Hussey, Peter McEnery

In 1963, Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester Cathedral, wrote to Leonard Bernstein asking if he would compose a piece of choral music for the Southern Cathedrals Festival in 1965.  Bernstein accepted. An extraordinary friendship arose from their correspondence, and in July 1965 Chichester Psalms received its (almost) world premiere in the Cathedral at which the composer was present.

Peter McEnery, a founder member of the RSC under the late Sir Peter Hall, makes a welcome return to Chichester in this one-man show, following sell-out performances at the Minerva Theatre in 2015. Walter & Lenny delivers a compelling insight into a chance friendship, and a treasured piece of Chichester history.

There will be four performances from Wednesday 5th - Saturday 8th September.  Each performance starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets: £22 / £18 / £15 from the Chichester Box Office at the Novium

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