Events for Chichester Cathedral

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.

Lunchtime Concert: Meera Maharaj & Dominic Degavino

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

21st January 2020, 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:
Sonata in E minor BWV 1034 by J.S Bach (1685 – 1750)
Adagio ma non tanto
Allegro
Andante
Allegro
Sounds of the Forest – by S Gubaidulina (b. 1933)
Six Pieces for flute and piano – by F Amirov (1922 – 1984)
Achugskaya (Song of the Ashuge)
Kolybyelnaya (Lullaby)
Dance
B Gorakh Azerbaydyana (In the Azerbaijan Mountains)
U Rodnika (At the Spring)
Nocturne

Wedding Reception Showcase

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

26th January 2020, 11:00 - 15:00

Chichester Cathedral has a choice of stunning historical venues where you can celebrate your wedding reception. From the beautifully restored former archdeaconry 4 Canon Lane to the medieval Vicars' Hall, there is something to suit all styles of reception. If you are planning a wedding reception then this is an event not to be missed. No need to book just drop in between 11am and 3pm.

Photo by Tobias Key

Lunchtime Concert: Elena Toponogova

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

28th January 2020, 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
Frederic Chopin: Nocturne op. 27 no 2 in D flat major
Franz Liszt: Etude no 2 in E flat major from “Grandes Etudes de Paganini”
Sergei Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux op.39 no 2 in a minor and no 5 in e flat minor
Nikolai Medtner: Sonata-reminiscenza op.38 no 1 in a minor
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata no 2 in d minor, 1st mov, Allegro ma non troppo
Nikolai Medtner: Fairy tale in f minor op.26 no

Elena Toponogova is a concert pianist from Siberia based in London. Her main interest is Russian repertoire and especially music by Nikolai Medtner. Elena recently received her Master of Performance degree from the Royal College of Music, studying under Norma Fisher.

Lunchtime Concert: Rose Consort of Viols with Chichester Cathedral Choir

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

4th February 2020, 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.

The Rose Consort of Viols takes its name from the celebrated family of viol makers, whose work spanned the growth and flowering of the English consort repertoire. The Consort performs throughout the UK and Europe, has appeared regularly on the BBC and in the major London concert halls, and has also featured at festivals in Canada and the USA, and as a guest ensemble at the Pan-Pacific Gamba Gathering in Hawaii.

Lunchtime Concert: Charles Harrison

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

11th February 2020, 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.

Charles Harrison is Organist and Master of the Choristers at Chichester Cathedral, where he directs the choir of boys and men, which sings eight services each week, broadcasts frequently on national radio and makes regular tours abroad.

Concert: The Sixteen: Handel Acis & Galatea

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

12th February 2020, 19:30 - 21:30

The Sixteen present the most popular dramatic work of Handel’s lifetime; a tale of love, tragedy and liberation, with the eternal love between mortal shepherd Acis and goddess Galatea doomed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus.

Staying true to the premiere in 1718, this intimate concert performance features a select group of five singers, and nine instrumentalists from The Orchestra of The Sixteen.

Performers:
Selected instrumentalists from the Orchestra of The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor
Grace Davidson Galatea
Jeremy Budd Acis
Mark Dobell Damon
Simon Berridge Coridon
Stuart Young Polyphemus

Tickets £15 – £30, with discounts of 10% for group bookings of 9 or more people, and discounts of 50% available for students, under-35s, job-seekers, people living with a disability and their carers.

Lunchtime Concert: Reigate Winds

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

18th February 2020, 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.

Reigate Winds was formed in 2010 by freelance musicians who all studied at Guildhall School of Music. They were originally a Wind Quintet, but today they are a flexible ensemble of wind players, performing wind chamber music for all combinations, from flute and bassoon duos to dectets, as well as collaborating with string ensembles and pianists. They aim to explore contemporary music, especially works by British composers such as Oliver Knussen, John McCabe, Thea Musgrave and James MacMillan, alongside the standard wind chamber repertoire.

Lunchtime Concert: Simon Watterton, piano

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

25th February 2020, 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:
Schumann – Arabesque in C Major op.18
Beethoven – Piano Sonata in A Major op.2 no.2
i) Allegro Vivace
ii) Largo Appassionato
iii) Scherzo: Allegretto
iv) Rondo: Grazioso
Beethoven – Bagatelle in A Minor WoO59 ‘Für Elise’
Schumann – Toccata in C Major, Op.7

Wirral born pianist Simon Watterton has given recitals as soloist and chamber musician all across the world. In recent years he has performed in China, Canada, the USA, Sweden and Italy as well as extensively in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Lunchtime Concert: Hanneke Rouw & Sofia Vasheruk

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

3rd March 2020, 13:00 - 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
Cello Sonata, Op. 19 in G minor (1901)
by S Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
Lento – Allegro moderato
Allegro scherzando
Andante
Allegro mosso

Lunchtime Concert: Claudia Grinnell, organ

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

10th March 2020, 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 Couperin - Offertoir sur les Grand Jeux
J Alain - Le jardin suspend
W Byrd - Fantasia
N Hakim - Mariales
F Mendelssohn - Con moto masestoso

Claudia Grinnell joined Winchester Cathedral as Assistant Organist in 2017. She began learning the organ at St Peter’s Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton, where she was Organ Scholar during her final years at school. She then studied at the University of Cambridge, receiving a first-class degree in music. Whilst at university, she was Organ Scholar at Peterhouse, which was at the time a college where the organ scholars took full responsibility for the running of the Chapel Choir. Her final two years there saw the choir embark on tours to Reykjavík and Dublin. She then spent a year as Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral, accompanying the choirs on their tour to California, which included Stanford University’s Memorial Church and Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. Alongside her post at Winchester Cathedral, Claudia also teaches organ at Downe House in Berkshire.

Photo by Jim Pascoe

Lunchtime Concert: Kassia Trio

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

17th March 2020, 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
C Pann - Vultures
A Vivaldi, ed. D. Camwell - Concerto RV548
N Bacri - American Letters
J Higdon - Lullaby
T Fujishiro - Two Sketches
G Bizet, arr. D. Farnon - Habañera and March

Kassia Trio
The Kassia Trio is a modern re-invention of the piano trio made up of two saxophones (Chloe Percy-Smith and Emma Jones) and piano (Amy Bladon). Performing new music and arrangements of repertoire from the past, this versatile ensemble combines graduates of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.

Talk: Celebrating English Gardens

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

19th March 2020, 14:00 - 16:00

In the run up to the Cathedral Festival of Flowers (28 - 30 May) all are welcome at a Talk: Celebrating English Gardens with Martin Duncan of Arundel Castle and Margie Hoffnung of the Gardens Trust.

The Talk will be held at Oving Jubilee Hall, Oving. Tickets cost £15 including afternoon tea, to book a place please call 01243 813591 or email flowerfestival@chichestercathedral.org.uk

Photo of St Richard of Chichester Rose, Festival Flower 2020

Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers 2020

Chichester Cathedral

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex

28th May 2020 - 30th May 2020

The Festival of Flowers 2020 will be a three day spectacular: as well as flower arrangements in the Cathedral and environs, visitors can stroll through the cloisters and Cathedral grounds and visit the Festival Market. There will also be a flower sale, live music, and delicious refreshments in Café des Fleurs. Internationally renowned sculptor Philip Jackson will be exhibiting his work.

The theme for 2020 is 'Realms of Glory'. Over 80 stunning arrangements are produced by volunteer flower arrangers using in excess of 50,000 flowers to interpret the designer’s chosen theme. More than 570 volunteers are involved, including Flower Arrangers, Community Groups and individuals across the Diocese of Chichester working together providing flower arrangements, visitor information, refreshments and more to make the Festival of Flowers a successful and enjoyable event.

Tickets for the Festival of Flowers are now on sale, please visit the Cathedral website for details.

Pictured: The St Richard of Chichester Rose