Events for Chichester Cathedral

Come and See the Famous Chichester Cathedral Peregrines: Open Day

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

27th April 2019 - 28th April 2019

Every year a pair of peregrine falcons raise new chicks in the Cathedral’s spire. From March until July, catch sight of these magnificent birds from the Cathedral grounds.

A series of Open Days will be held on a number of weekends giving visitors the opportunity to observe the peregrines through a telescope, watch the webcam footage, and learn more about the birds and their activities. Located on the Cathedral's south west lawn.

All Open Days are weather permitting.

Photograph by David Shaw

Lunchtime Concert: Warren Mailley-Smith

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

30th April 2019, 13:10 - 14:00

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 extra charge, and some visitors event bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

"Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern Romantic concert pianist…”Musical Opinion

In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John’s Smith Square. This feat was hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”.

He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, he regularly gives over 60 solo performances a year.

His career has taken him all over the world, with solo performances in Australia, Europe and most recently solo tours in China and the USA. He is a popular soloist on the London concert scene and performs regularly in music societies, festivals, schools and concert halls throughout the UK and abroad and as guest artist on several of the world’s most famous cruise liners.

He has 30 piano concertos in his repertoire, having made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Warren’s growing discography has made an impact on critics, broadcasters and the public alike. His recordings have been featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and the BBC. He is currently recording the complete works of Chopin over a 3-year period for a 12-disc set for Sleeveless Records.

He is also an active chamber musician and is the Artistic Director of the Piccadilly Chamber Music Series and The Piccadilly Sinfonietta. Warren studied with some of the world’s leading pedagogues, including Peter Feuchtwanger, Ronald Smith and John Barstow at The Royal College Of Music. He is now in increasing demand himself as teacher in both masterclasses and private lessons. He teaches at Royal College of Music and Trinity Junior Departments and tutors on a number of residential piano courses, including Pro Corda, Piano Week, Pianissimi and Finchcocks, in addition to giving masterclasses and adjudications throughout the UK and further afield.

Warren has a keen interest in outreach work, collaborating with Live Music Now, Lost Chord and Music Hubs around the UK.

Come and See the Famous Chichester Cathedral Peregrines: Open Day

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

4th May 2019 - 5th April 2019

Every year a pair of peregrine falcons raise new chicks in the Cathedral’s spire. From March until July, catch sight of these magnificent birds from the Cathedral grounds.

A series of Open Days will be held on a number of weekends giving visitors the opportunity to observe the peregrines through a telescope, watch the webcam footage, and learn more about the birds and their activities. Located on the Cathedral's south west lawn.

All Open Days are weather permitting.

Photograph by David Shaw

Lunchtime Concert: Flö Duo

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

7th May 2019, 13:10 - 14:00

hichester 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 extra charge, and some visitors event bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection

Grace Buttler, violin
Elizabeth Meyer, flute

Programme
J C Bach - Duet for two violins in D
Andrea Untung- Fairey Ballet Suite for two flutes
Bohuslav Martinů - Etudes for two violins
Liam Connery - Composition
Jindřich Feld - First movement from Sonatina for two violins

Flö was formed in 2018 with the intention of performing concerts, as well as playing at functions and other events. Both women are highly trained classical performers and have performed in prestigious venues all over the world including the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Gothenburg Konserthuset and the Konzerthaus Berlin.
While there is limited repertoire for a flute and violin duet, Grace and Liz are often inspired by repertoire for other instruments and other genres and love to arrange them for our instrumental combination. One of their big passions is contemporary music and they try to explore as much as they can, especially in their work with up and coming composers… as you will see here today with Liam Connery’s new composition!

Both Grace and Liz are freelance musicians in London and are experienced ensemble players in chamber music, orchestral and pit work. After a busy Summer and Autumn in 2018, they are looking forward to a series of concerts in 2019 and are already taking bookings for weddings and other events.

Chichester Cathedral Tour: A Cathedral Celebration in Poetry and Prose

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

13th May 2019, 10:30 - 12:00

This varied tour hears about the Cathedral from writers in prose: a personal view from local poet Charles Crocker, Bishop's Verger and Cathedral guide, and in contrast, from professionals, Nairn and Pevsner, in their famous series 'Buildings of England.'

The poets covered in this tour include Edmund Blunden, writing of his experiences in the Royal Sussex Regiment in the First World War, and the former poet laureate Philip Larkin, providing his account of the Arundel Tomb.

Tickets cost £7.50, available via the Cathedral website. The tour will start with coffee in the Alexandra Room which is accessed through the Cloisters Café.

Lunchtime Concert: The Parnassian Ensemble

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

14th May 2019, 13:10 - 14:00

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.

Concert: ‘A Baroque Garland’
Sophie Middleditch - recorder
Helen Hooker - recorder
Lynden Cranham - baroque ’cello
David Pollock - harpsichord

Programme:
Johann Christoph Schultze (c.1733-1813) - Suite in D minor
Gottfried Keller (d.1704) - Sonata No.5 in C major
Jacques Paisible (c.1650-1721) Sonata in B flat J
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) - Sonata in G minor

Since its formation in 1998, The Parnassian Ensemble has gained a reputation for its virtuosic performances and innovative programming. It regularly appears at prestigious venues throughout the British Isles such as The Purcell Room; St John’s, Smith Square; St David’s Hall, Cardiff and The Fairfield Hall, Croydon. The ensemble also performs for festivals, music societies and museums as well as schools and universities.

The group’s concert schedule has included appearances at the Victoria and Albert Museum; the National Portrait Gallery; the Cobbe Collection of historical keyboard instruments, Hatchlands, Surrey; the Newbury Spring Festival; the Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham; the Firth Hall, University of Sheffield and the Totnes Early Music Society, Devon.

An unusual feature of its recitals is the introduction to audiences of fine, original, early eighteenth-century English recorder music which would otherwise remain virtually unknown. It was this enthusiasm that led to the recording of their critically acclaimed first disc, A Noble Entertainment – Music from Queen Anne’s London 1702-1714 (AV2094) released on the Avie Records label and which is now regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and world-wide.

It is also developing an exciting project to commission new works by living composers. The ensemble recently travelled to Bergen, Norway to teach at the Grieg Academy and to perform in the Antikk Musikk concerts series.

Come and See the Famous Chichester Cathedral Peregrines: Open Day

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

18th May 2019 - 19th April 2019

Every year a pair of peregrine falcons raise new chicks in the Cathedral’s spire. From March until July, catch sight of these magnificent birds from the Cathedral grounds.

A series of Open Days will be held on a number of weekends giving visitors the opportunity to observe the peregrines through a telescope, watch the webcam footage, and learn more about the birds and their activities. Located on the Cathedral's south west lawn.

All Open Days are weather permitting.

Photograph by David Shaw

Fernhurst Choral Society: Haydn's Creation

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

18th May 2019, 19:30 - 21:00

Fernhurst Choral Society will perform Joseph Haydn’s oratorio The Creation. The concert will be conducted by Tim Ravalde, the Society’s Musical Director and the Cathedral’s Assistant Organist, and FCS will be accompanied by Downland Sinfonia and three exciting young soloists.

The Creation, which depicts the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis, is a tuneful work that is deservedly considered to be one of Haydn’s masterpieces. Haydn’s bold use of orchestral colour, his adventurous harmony, exceptional rhythmic and melodic inventiveness, and the work’s strong overall unity, bring the subject to life with an almost operatic vividness and power.

Tickets: £18 adults / £9 under-14s and NUS students, available via the Cathedral website, or from the following:
Chichester Tourist Information Centre
Ackerman Music, 42 West Street, Chichester
The Fernhurst Choral Soceity Treasurer (01428 654893)
On the door

Lunchtime Concert: Richard Gowers

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

21st May 2019, 13:10 - 14:00

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.

Richard Gowers, organ

Programme
Leoš Janáček (1854–1928) - Varhany Solo from Glagolitic Mass
J S Bach (1685–1750) - Six ‘Schübler’ Chorales, BWV 645 - 650
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Wo soll ich fliehen hin
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten
Meine Seele erhebt den Herren
Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter
György Ligeti(1923–2006) - Continuum
Healey Willan (1880–1968) - Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue in E-flat, Op. 149

Lunchtime Concert: Oliver Nelson and Julian Jacobson

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

28th May 2019, 13:10 - 14:00

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 extra charge, and some visitors event bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Oliver Nelson, violin
Julian Jacobson, piano

Programme
W A Mozart - Sonata in G, K301
R Strauss - Sonata in E flat, Op.18

Oliver Nelson was born in Glasgow and began learning the violin at the age of six. He gained scholarships to both Canford School and the Royal Academy of Music. His achievements include winning the Academy concerto competition, appearing as soloist with its string orchestra and the building of duo and concerto repertoire with engagements throughout the UK and abroad. His appearances range from recitals at St.Martin-in-the-Fields to concertos with the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra. He is in demand as a recitalist with Vasilis Rakitzis, Roy Stratford, Nigel Hutchison and Julian Jacobson. Oliver's violin playing appears in Francois Girard's film The Song of Names collaborating with Oscar-winner Howard Shore and Clive Owen. Oliver teaches at Hindhead Music Centre and the Royal School and lectures for the London based 'Masterclass' series.

Julian Jacobson maintains a busy career as solo and ensemble pianist, teacher, composer, transcriber and conductor. Studying at the Royal College of Music and Queen’s College Oxford, he has gone on to perform in major venues in the UK and more than 40 countries world wide. He has appeared at the major British music festivals and recorded many CDs. He has become widely known for his Beethoven performances, having given ten complete cycles of the 32 sonatas three of which were “marathon” performances where he played the entire cycle from memory in a single day. He is currently recording the cycle for CD, due for completion in 2020, and he is Chairman of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe.
He teaches at the Royal College of Music and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, is Guest Professor at Xiamen University China, and a Diploma examiner for ABRSM. His own publications include his highly acclaimed transcriptions of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody and “An American in Paris” for piano duet.

Lunchtime Concert: James Dutton and Oliver Davies

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

4th June 2019, 13:10 - 14:00

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 extra charge, and some visitors event bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

James Dutton, flute
Oliver Davies, piano

Programme
R H Walthew - Idyll
G Henschel - Theme & Variations, Op. 73
E Schulhoff - Sonata for flute and piano
O Messiaen - Vocalise
L Berkeley - Sonatina for flute and piano

James Dutton studied at the Royal College of Music in London, winning prizes for orchestral, solo and chamber music performances. He has also been awarded two Worshipful Company of Musicians' Silver Medals and a Fellowship in Flute Performance from Trinity College London.He spent twenty years as principal flute of the Scots Guards Band in London, performing at thousands of events around the world. He has also performed as a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra.He has appeared as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room, St.James’s Piccadilly and many other venues around London and the UK, across Europe and in Australia,South Korea and New Zealand. He has recently given recitals in the USA and Norway, with an emphasis on the repertoire he and Oliver Davies recorded on their CD “Idyll - The English Flute Unheard”.

Oliver Davies studied at the Royal College of Music, where he won the Tagore Gold Medal as outstanding student of his year and for many years was both a piano professor and Keeper of the Department of Portraits and Performance History (which he founded). His playing career has covered many styles, from recordings, recitals and broadcasts on early pianos to modern British premières at the Wigmore and Queen Elizabeth Halls. As a chamber-music player he has appeared with many distinguished artists including the flautists Sir James Galway and Michael Cox, and the clarinettists Colin Bradbury and Dame Thea King. He is also acting Curator of the Museum of Music History.

Come and See the Famous Chichester Cathedral Peregrines: Open Day

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

8th June 2019 - 9th June 2019

Every year a pair of peregrine falcons raise new chicks in the Cathedral’s spire. From March until July, catch sight of these magnificent birds from the Cathedral grounds.

A series of Open Days will be held on a number of weekends giving visitors the opportunity to observe the peregrines through a telescope, watch the webcam footage, and learn more about the birds and their activities. Located on the Cathedral's south west lawn.

All Open Days are weather permitting.

Photograph by David Shaw

Lunchtime Concert: Maria Luc

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

11th June 2019, 13:10 - 14:00

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 extra charge, and some visitors event bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Maria Luc, piano

Programme
W A Mozart - Sonata in D major K576
M Ravel - ‘Ondine’, ‘Le gibet’ and ‘Scarbo’ from Gaspard de la nuit

Maria Luc is a British pianist of Japanese and Vietnamese heritage from Chichester, West Sussex. She has recently completed her undergraduate degree with first class honours at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and is continuing for her MMus degree with an RNCM Scholarship. She is also a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder and is supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. She has won many awards including the Norah Sande Award (2017), Fergal O'Mahony Prize (2016), Paganini Prize for piano and violin (2016) and Peter Donohoe Prize (2016). She is under the tutelage of Helen Krizos and Ashley Wass and has also had masterclasses with Sir András Schiff, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Jerome Lowenthal.

Maria has been a concerto soloist with the Helix Ensemble in Nottingham and will be playing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with the Chichester Symphony Orchestra. Maria has also played at the Wigmore Hall and Wales Millenium Centre. She is in a piano duo with her partner Wyn and they have played at the South Downs Summer Music Festival and Liverpool Cathedral’s Light Night with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Maria also organises her own concerts annually as part of the Festival of Chichester with her sister Imy, whom she also plays with. In her spare time Maria enjoys cycling, hiking and is passionate about veganism.

Art Views @ Chichester Cathedral: Guided Tour

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

13th June 2019, 13:30 - 15:00

Art Views in an opportunity to look at and discuss a selected work of art in Chichester Cathedral. Share your thoughts and enjoy hearing other people's responses, with a facilitator from Pallant House Gallery. There are no right answers; all thoughts and ideas make a valuable contribution to the discussion.

This session is open to anyone interested in joining the art discussion and is also dementia friendly. Followed by tea and cake in the Eastern Arm of the Cloisters.
£3.50 per person. Booking is essential. Please contact Sue Poil on 01243 812497 or email sue.poil@chichestercathedral.org.uk

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Open Air Theatre

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

14th June 2019, 19:30 - 22:30

This summer The Lord Chamberlain's Men are celebrating their 15th birthday and an amazing 425 years since the original company was created. To celebrate this special anniversary, they are touring one of Shakespeare's most popular and best-loved comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. This magical and enchanting comedy will be performed on the south west lawn at Chichester Cathedral. Bring a rug and a picnic and enjoy the show!

Shakespeare's rustic and supernatural comedy is packed with some of his most famous characters from Puck, the merry wanderer of the night, to the hilarious Bottom via the warring lovers whose true loves' course never did run smooth. Founded in 2004, The Lord Chamberlain's Men are the modern incarnation of Shakespeare's original company of the same name. Performing with an all male cast, they present authentic, excellent and magical productions of Shakespeare's finest plays bringing to vivid and accessible life the greatest works of drama, as they would first have been performed.

Tickets may be booked using the link on the Cathedral website.

Come and See the Famous Chichester Cathedral Peregrines: Open Day

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

15th June 2019 - 16th June 2019

Every year a pair of peregrine falcons raise new chicks in the Cathedral’s spire. From March until July, catch sight of these magnificent birds from the Cathedral grounds.

A series of Open Days will be held on a number of weekends giving visitors the opportunity to observe the peregrines through a telescope, watch the webcam footage, and learn more about the birds and their activities. Located on the Cathedral's south west lawn.

All Open Days are weather permitting.

Photograph by David Shaw

Lunchtime Concert: The English Piano Trio

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

18th June 2019, 13:10 - 14:00

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 extra charge, and some visitors event bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Jane Faulkner, violin
Pal Banda, cello
Timothy Ravenscroft, piano

Programme
J Haydn - Trio in E flat minor, Hob.XV: 31
L van Beethoven - Trio in E flat, Op. 70, No. 2

A firmly established ensemble, the English Piano Trio has performed regularly on London and European concert platforms. The players are well known exponents of the classical repertoire, and have presented complete Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven programmes at London’s South Bank. The Trio enjoys performing works from the 20th and 21st centuries, and has been involved with the commissioning and recording of this repertoire. Their CD (Naxos) of music by Sir Malcolm Arnold was part of a Gramophone Award winning series. For their 20th anniversary season they commissioned works by David Matthews, Cecilia McDowall and Joseph Phibbs. The Trio also researches music by lesser known composers, and their recording (Dutton Epoch), subsequent publishing and performance at the South Bank of music by the English composer Francis E Bache (1833–1858) gained them critical acclaim. To coincide with the publishing by Schott Music of a trio by the German composer Johanna Senfter (1879-1961), the English Piano Trio gave the Senfter premiere performance in Mainz, Germany. In January 2014, at the invitation of the Gurney Trust, the Trio gave premiere performances of the two piano trios of Ivor Gurney at Bristol University.

The Trio is also well known for collaborating with other performers, both musicians and actors, bringing theatre and live music together. These music dramas have been performed in venues throughout Britain. For two music festivals they presented ‘On the Danube’, a musical trip down the great river, with Timothy West, CBE narrator. At the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, a programme of the music of Shostakovich was coupled with verse by the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.

For the last three seasons, the Trio has presented a series of recitals at The Lantern, Colston Hall, Bristol, in collaboration with visiting international orchestras.

Victoria Hislop in Conversation with Kate Mosse

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

19th June 2019 - 19th April 2019

Bestselling author Victoria Hislop talks to Cicestrian and hugely successful writer Kate Mosse about her new novel ‘Those Who Are Loved’.

Set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and military dictatorship, Victoria Hislop sheds light on the complexity of Greece’s traumatic past and weaves it into the dynamic tale of a woman who is both hero and villain, and her lifelong fight for justice.

This event is part of the Festival of Chichester, 15 June – 14 July. Tickets are available via the link on the Cathedral website, or from the Festival of Chichester website.

Behind the Scenes at Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

22nd June 2019, 11:00 - 12:30

A special opportunity for a look 'Behind the Scenes' at the Cathedral. A chance to see areas of the Cathedral normally closed to the public: visit the Song School, the Library and the Bishop's Chapel. Free, all are welcome.

Lunchtime Concert: Mitchell Farquharson

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

25th June 2019, 13:10 - 14:00

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 extra charge, and some visitors event bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Mitchell Farquharson, organ

Programme
D Buxtehude - Praeludium in G minor BuxWV 149
W Byrd - A Fancy
T Albinoni - Adagio
C V Stanford - Prelude in G, No. 3, Op. 105
E Elgar - No. 2 & No. 3 from ‘Vesper Voluntaries Op. 14
L Vierne - Arabesque & Carillon de Longpont from ‘24 Pièces en style libre’ Op. 31

Mitchell is the Organ Scholar of Chichester Cathedral for this current 2018-2019 academic year, having joined the Cathedral from The Bishop’s Stortford High School. At TBSHS, Mitchell studied for A-Levels in Music, Mathematics and Physics. Before starting in Chichester, he was Organ Scholar at St. Michael’s Church, Bishop’s Stortford, as well as Organist in Widford.

He is currently studying the organ with Daniel Moult, having previously studied with Richard Carr. Before leaving school, he had achieved Grade 8 in Music Theory, Piano and Organ, with a Pass, Merit and Distinction respectively. Mitchell is now studying towards the ARCO (Associate of the Royal College of Organists) and DipABRSM (Piano) diplomas. After his gap year at the Cathedral, Mitchell will be moving to King’s College, London to read for a degree in Music. Mitchell will also take up the position of Organ Scholar at King’s College, London from September 2019 for three years, where his duties will involve assisting the Choir Director and accompanying the Choir at Evensong and the College Eucharist, as well as playing for some Morning Prayer services.