Events for Chichester Cathedral

Primavera Chamber Ensemble: Music for an Autumn Evening

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

30th October 2019, 19:00 - 21:30

A musical evening in aid of Church Urban Fund with Primavera Chamber Ensemble (Artistic Director - Paul Manley), including Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals with narrator Ian Drysdale. Tickets £25.00 / £12.00 for under 16, seating is unreserved.

Wonderful World: Family Activities

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

1st November 2019, 10:00 - 15:00

Come along to the Cathedral for some holiday fun. Families can follow a trail, collect a prize and take part in some creative crafts.

Suitable for children aged 3 – 12 years, accompanied by an adult, also a toddlers’ toy area. No need to book just drop in – £2.50 per child, last entry 2.30pm.

Voucher offer: one child’s meal for £1.50 when an adult spends a minimum of £5.50 in the Cloisters Café between 11.45am and 2.30pm.

For further details contact Luna on: 01243 812986

Lunchtime Concert: Angelina Kopyrina, piano

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

5th November 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 even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Concert Programme

Bach-Busconi - Chaconne in D minor
F Chopin - Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
F Liszt - Mephisto Waltz No. 1 in A major, S. 514 ​​​​​​​

Russian pianist Angelina Kopyrina was accepted, aged six, into the Central Music School (held at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory), where she studied under acclaimed pianist and pedagogue, Valery Piassetski. At 14, Angelina performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Yaroslavl Philharmonic Orchestra in Yaroslavl, and won Second Prize at the fourth International Nikolai Rubinstein Piano Competition, in Paris, France.

Angelina continued her studies under Nina Sereda at Trinity College London, where her natural virtuosic, passionate and powerful interpretations led to performances of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini at the Barbican Hall, London as well as Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music and St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Angelina has won several UK and European competitions including the Czech Republic International Competition; the Moray Piano Competition, in Elgin; and Second Prize at The Hastings Music Festival Piano Concerto competition.

Angelina returned to Moscow in 2008, successfully completing a Masters in Music under Vladimir Tropp at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. During this time she gave concerts at the Big and Small Hall at Moscow Conservatory; Rachmaninov’s Hall; Moscow Philharmonic Hall; the Sviatoslav Richter Museum and the Gnessin Academy's Big Hall.
In 2018, Angelina commenced her PhD studies at Chichester University. She is researching the author’s editions and the problems of interpretations surrounding Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonatas No. 1 and No. 2.

Lunchtime Concert: Frederick Stocken

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

12th November 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 even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Concert Programme
F Stocken - Mysterium Fidei
R V Williams - Rhosymedre from Three Preludes founded on Welsh hymn tunes
P Buck - Sonata No. 2

Frederick Stocken was appointed Organist and Assistant Director of Music at St George’s Metropolitan Cathedral in 2014. He was Organ Scholar of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge where he studied with Peter Hurford. His PhD in music is from the University of Manchester.

Frederick won five prizes at ARCO and three at FRCO. He has given recitals in venues around the UK and beyond. He has played the organ in two live BBC broadcasts since arriving at St George’s, and accompanied the choir in two CDs for Priory and Regent labels. In May 2019 he gave the first performance of his Mysterium Fidei for organ in Tokyo.
Frederick’s Chichester Service was commissioned for the 2019 Southern Cathedrals Festival. He has written many works and had diverse commissions, including his First Symphony for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, premiered in the Royal Albert Hall; a ballet, Alice, for the State Theatre in Giessen, Germany; and an orchestral mass, Missa Pacis, for the Brompton Oratory. Other major works include his Violin Concerto and Second Symphony, both premiered at St John’s Smith Square. Frederick has music published by both OUP and Banks Music, and his music has been broadcast on the BBC, Classic FM and elsewhere. In May 2019, Gaudete in Domino, commissioned for the Rikkyo University handbells choir, was premiered in Tokyo.

Frederick’s Scale Shapes (Chester Music) is a well-established tutor for piano, and Graded Keyboard Musicianship, written jointly with Anne Marsden Thomas, was published in 2017 by OUP. He is currently writing The New Oxford Organ Method with Anne Marsden Thomas, which will be published in 2020. Frederick’s doctorate on nineteenth-century harmonic theory was published as book by Edwin Mellen Press, and he has given various papers on related topics, with articles in Music & Letters and The Musical Times.
Frederick teaches supporting studies in the organ department at the Royal Academy of Music, organ at the Junior Academy and for the Royal College of Organists. He examines for the ABRSM and for the Royal College of Organists.

Lunchtime Concert: The Chagall Piano Quartet

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

19th November 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 even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Concert Programme
Percy Hilder Miles - Piano Quartet No. 1 in C major
Johannes Brahms - Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Scherzo
III. Andante
IV. Finale, Allegro comodo

The Chagall Piano Quartet are an exciting young chamber group based in London, dedicated to exploring the rich and varied repertoire available for this instrumentation. Praised for their 'imaginative and demanding' programmes, they combine well-known works with rarely performed gems. The Quartet are becoming known for their sharp attention to detail and energetic, lyrical interpretations.

Having begun collaborating in 2011, the group have worked closely with many outstanding coaches including members of the Belcea Quartet, Matthew Jones, David Dolan, Caroline Palmer and Melissa Phelps. The quartet were finalists in the 2015 St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, and are also recipients of the Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Award. They have performed at venues including Sophie's Barn, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Wigmore Hall and have given concerts at the City of London Music Festival and for concert societies including the Blenheim Music Circle and Ripley Recitals.Members Katarzyna Ziminska (violin), Emily Hester (viola), Alice Purton (cello) and Ian Tindale (piano) are all individually much in demand as chamber musicians appearing in concert halls across Europe and America. As individual performers they are engaged in a wide variety of creative work, including classical improvisation, orchestral playing, jazz and folk performance, song recitals, historical performance and experimental contemporary music. Notable individual appearances include the Musikverein, Vienna; the Mozarteum, Salzburg; UNESCO Hall, Paris; Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Warsaw; the Grand Theatre, Luxembourg; and major London venues including the Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Buckingham Palace.

Chichester Cathedral Friends Christmas Fayre

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

7th December 2019, 10:00 - 12:00

Get in the Christmas spirit and come and join us at the 2019 Friends Christmas Fayre. Buy just the right gift for someone and enjoy chatting to friends over a cup of coffee, whilst browsing the stalls.

All your favourite stalls will be there – plants and wreaths, cakes, raffle, tombola, jams, honey, Christmas Cake Auction – and this year there will be a new “Time for Tea” stall!

In the Vicars Hall at the Cathedral, 10am till noon, entrance fee is £2 per person, which includes a cup of coffee. No need to book: just come along and pay at the door (cash only please).

Handel’s Messiah

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

14th December 2019, 19:15 - 21:15

Join us for an evening of sparkling music as Cathedral Organist Charles Harrison directs the professional singers of NMH in a performance of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah.
After an inspiring performance of J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in 2018, Charles Harrison - Organist and Master of the Choristers, Chichester Cathedral - once again directs the outstanding vocal ensemble NMH in an intimate performance of Handel’s Messiah. Using small, perfectly balanced forces, hear this much loved masterpiece come to life in this beautiful setting. Proceeds to support the work and ministry of the Cathedral.

Tickets cost £20 (or £16 with restricted view) and are available at the Cathedral Shop or via the Cathedral website.