Music in the Chichester area

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Chichester cathedral
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. . .
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Three Friday Nights

7 - 21 June, 15:30 - 22:00

| Goodwood Racecourse

A unique combination of racing, music and dancing come together to create the ultimate outdoor party under the stars. Enjoy evening racing followed by a DJ set from a world-famous music star, complete with a spectacular laser show. This year’s line-up features MK (7 June), Gorgon City (14 June) and. . .
Chichester cathedral
Chichester Cathedral’s popular Lunchtime Concerts take place on Tuesdays (during term time) at 1. 10pm, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes (there is a retiring collection). You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at. . .
chichester pickers
Chichester Pickers is an informal Acoustic Music club which meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening. We do not “plug in” but one large condenser mic is provided for all. We welcome all musical genres and all skill levels, as long as you can entertain a listening audience for up. . .
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An informal singing group for people living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease, and their families & carers. Enjoy refreshments and a chat, followed by singing in a relaxed and supportive environment. . . .
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CHI-FEST

15 June, 12:00 - 21:00

| Chichester College

Chichester College comes to life with nine hours of live music. A host of bands are set to perform, showcasing the talents of students (past and present) as well as local groups, musicians and performers. ChiFest is a fantastic, free family day out, with lots to keep the kids entertained. . . .
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Summer Charity Concert to be held at St Paul’s Church, Chichester on Saturday 15th June 2019 at 3pm. Entry at door £5 suggested donation. Enjoy a mix of Rock, pop, gospel and musicals. Raffle in the interval. All proceeds in aid of CancerWise. . . .
guitars
Guitars in the Garden play café music, genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, which is interspersed with voice. The venue is the lovely restaurant garden of West Dean, with beautiful views of the Downs. The restaurant will be open for food and drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access. . . .
Monarchy
Calling all Queen fans. Monarchy, the ultimate tribute to Queen, your chance to re-live the magic of Queen with this most authentic band, all of whose members are Queen Fan Club enthusiasts. Undoubtedly, the definitive tribute to Queen and Freddie is bound to wow you. Tickets £20. Disabled access. . . .
chi city band
A delicious evening of summer tunes for all to enjoy, tastefully and stylishly served up by your local brass band in the magnificent St Paul’s, Churchside. Our music will certainly nourish you but we’re also offering free interval refreshments and a chance to win prizes in our popular raffle. Tickets. . .
simply dan
Steely Dan were one of the most iconic bands of all time, revered for their musicianship and song-writing prowess. Simply Dan offer a one-off chance to experience Steely Dan’s seminal album AJA live plus back catalogue of hits. Don’t miss this great night out! Support: Ruby & The Acoustic Stone. . . .
pavlos carvalho
This has become an eagerly-awaited event at the Festival of Chichester. Multi-award-winning cellist Pavlos Carvalho loves to perform all the Bach solo cello suites and gets totally immersed in them, at the same time conveying his passion to the audience. He will introduce the suites. Tickets £10; students £6; children. . .
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CHICHESTER SINFONIETTA CONCERT FOR HEADWAY WEST SUSSEX

16 June, 15:00

Christ Church Chichester

MARK HARTT - PALMER ( CONDUCTOR ). A concert of music to include Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending and Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus and a performance of London 2012 opening ceremony conductor/arranger Robin A Smith’s suite Le Weekend with the composer as piano soloist. Tickets are £15 to. . .
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In the Mood - gems & bonbons for a summer's afternoon

16 June, 15:00 - 16:00

Sidlesham Church, Church Lane, Sidlesham, PO20 7RE

Chichester Voices’ summer concert this year is IN THE MOOD – Gems & Bonbons for a summers’ afternoon!. This will be a delightful hour of madrigals, part-songs, choral gems & fun arrangements of classics (including ‘ Over the Rainbow ’ and ‘ Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ ) together with. . .
plastics marelles
This internationally-acclaimed Greek bouzouki band is well loved in Chichester. They return to St John’s Chapel after a spectacular event at Halnaker in 2018. They bring traditional and rebetiko songs from their vast repertoire: songs of simple situations, sad or happy moments, pain, poverty and exile. Tickets £12; students £8;. . .
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IKARUS INC

16 June, 19:30

HALNAKER PARK COTTAGE GARDEN, PARK LANE, HALNAKER, NEAR CHICHESTER, PO18 0QH

THE RUDE MECHANICAL THEATRE. Another sparkling evening of outdoor theatre, with mirth, music and mayhem. The story of Daedalus and his son Ikarus who sell dreams to the good folk of Dreamland in the American Mid-West. But can Ikarus fly?. Come early (from 4 pm) to enjoy the garden, cook. . .
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WEST SUSSEX GUITAR CLUB PRESENTS

17 June, 19:30

CHRIST CHURCH, OLD MARKET AVENUE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SW

Come and enjoy vibrant guitar ensemble music, presented by the West Sussex Guitar Club. Performances will include the West Sussex Guitar Club Orchestra, directed by Linda Kelsall-Barnett, plus smaller ensembles, exploring a wide range of repertoire. Refreshments will be available in the interval. Tickets £7; students £5; children free. Disabled. . .
emily burridge
From Bach to the Amazon is an innovative solo cello concert by the virtuoso cellist Emily Burridge. The programme takes the audience on a musical journey beginning with movements from the G major suite by J S Bach and then she recreates her compositions from the double CD release Out. . .
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The Piacere String Quartet is a newly-formed string quartet comprising local musicians Inna Erskine, Michael Sullivan, Phyllida Maude-Roxby and Graham Elliott. The ensemble will be performing Mozart’s popular Dissonance quartet K 465 and Dvorak’s 12th American string quartet Op 96. We warmly invite you to our concert and to enjoy. . .
ensemble reza
Ensemble Reza are celebrated for their virtuoso and welcoming concerts. They are thrilled to be returning to the Festival to perform the brilliant Brahms Sextet No 1 in Bb major with generous support from David and Charlotte Evans and Thesis Asset Management. “The concert last night was quite outstanding… it. . .
Chez Moi Bognor Regis
Chez Moi is Bognor Regis’s beautiful French Cafe, found in Aldwick shopping parade. 6. 30pm, the guests arrive and order drinks; 7. 30pm, a 60-minute concert of classical music begins with Roger Clayden playing a programme of classical solo cello music, followed by the Trombone Trio; 8. 30pm, set meal. . .
Get Vocal
GET VOCAL CHICHESTER. An evening of song to include unaccompanied folk melodies from around the world, together with acoustic performances from local artists. Tickets £8; seniors £5; students £5; children £5. Disabled access. . . .
prebendal senior musicians
This is a lovely opportunity to hear a range of solo performances from the senior musicians of The Prebendal School. A variety of pieces will be played by the school’s dedicated pupils on a range of instruments. Everyone is welcome. Free admission. Disabled access. . . .
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THE STORYTELLER , UPSTAIRS @ ST MARTIN’S TEAROOMS. In 1891, Dvorak was invited to establish America’s first national music conservatoire. His time there, albeit brief, produced works considered among his greatest, including the New World Symphony. The Storyteller, aka Len Gould, relates the bittersweet tale in words and music. Come. . .
lotus de verniers
The internationally-acclaimed author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernières returns to the Festival after sell-out shows last summer. This year he entertains with his highly-original, moving and inspiring songs in a programme of words and music. With support from jazz/poetry duo Jamie Leeming (guitar) and Barry Smith (words). Tickets. . .
hanover band and console quartet
The Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble and The Consone Quartet will once again be returning to the Festival of Chichester to perform Mozart’s Horn Quintet at lunchtime in this wonderful chapel. This is a not to be missed concert by some of the finest early-music musicians in the country. Tickets £20;. . .
all that malarkey
“Four dangerously-good singers and a hilarious MC/-pianist” deliver a performance rich in glorious vocals, cheeky humour and “poperatic” flamboyance. With previous performances spanning Classic FM to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, critically-acclaimed, All That Malarkey are delighted to return to the festival with their trademark operatic re-imaginings of iconic hits from. . .
cabaret drag stars
Having celebrated its third year, Chichester’s own Cabaret Club – brainchild of award-winning entertainer Dawn Gracie – is throwing a camp and colourful drag show for this year’s Festival. This cabaret evening is set to be a high-octane extravaganza, not for the faint-hearted. Dressing up is encouraged. Tickets £17. Disabled. . .
ruby and the revelatory
If you like your soul music smoking hot and your blues straight from the heart, do not miss this! Described as a must-see live act, local chanteuse Ruby is a regular on the UK’s blues and soul circuit. With a number of new releases lined up, 2019 is certainly shaping. . .
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MINERVA ENSEMBLE

22 June, 13:00 - 14:00

| St John's Chapel

Chichester-born cellist Ben Rogerson is joined by colleagues from the BBC Concert Orchestra, under the auspices of the Minerva Ensemble, to perform Schubert’s enigmatic Quartett-Satz and Beethoven’s brooding string quartet in C Minor Opus 18 No. 4. Juan Gonzalez and Cormac Brown, violins, and Mike Briggs, viola, Ben Rogerson, cello. . . .
chichester singers
Gloria – John Rutter; Messe Solennelle – Vierne; From Darkness to Light – Jonathan Willcocks; Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré; Panis Angelicus – Franck. Tickets £28, £23, £18, £10; students £5. Disabled access. . . .
pink floyd
Come and see a magical laser show accompanying an array of Pink Floyd music with great guitar riffs and a fine tribute to the song-writing talent of such an iconic band. A psychedelic feast to savour!. Tickets £20. Disabled access. . . .
isosceles
Now, the clue is in the title. Irish-born Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden return to the Festival for the sixth time with songs and chat in a warm, relaxed evening. Songs from Christy Moore, Van Morrison, Mary Black, The Fureys, Val Doonican and many more. “Almost brilliant” (Irish Times). Tickets. . .
La Havana
Debi Dryer (vocals) is joined by the hugely-talented Rich Carter on drums, Gareth Sidwell (bass) and Bradley Jordan (keys) in a seven-piece line-up that delivers a unique mix of funky grooves, phat licks and pulsating dance tunes to help you remember what Saturday nights are for. Tickets £5. No disabled. . .
guitars
Guitars in the Garden play café music, genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, which is interspersed with voice. The venue is the lovely restaurant garden of West Dean, with beautiful views of the Downs. The restaurant will be open for food and drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access. . . .
eduardo niebla
Popular demand brings formidable flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and master Eduardo Niebla, back to Chichester. Continually seeking out new musical terrain, he has traversed the worlds of jazz, classical, world and pop music. Tonight Eduardo presents a stunning repertoire, brilliantly accompanied by Matthew Robinson (guitar) and Dharmesh Parmar (tabla). Tickets. . .
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FOLK IN THE CAFÉ WITH PETE COE

25 June, 12:00 - 14:00

BRICK KILN GARDEN CENTRE, BOGNOR ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO20 1EJ

Pete Coe has been one of the best-known, popular and respected performers on the national folk scene for over four decades. An extraordinary singer and collector of songs, musician and arranger, step dancer and stage performer, Pete is indeed a one-man folk industry. Come along to enjoy a wonderful concert. . .
Chichester cathedral
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. . .
sean on brien
Acclaimed poet Sean O’Brien and jazz stars the Dream Duo, with Julian Stringle and Dominic Ashworth on clarinet and guitar, entertain and inspire. Sean will read from his T S Eliot-award nominated new collection, Europa. Enjoy a delightful mix of words and music with complimentary home-made cake in the splendid. . .
Chez Moi Bognor Regis
Chez Moi is Bognor Regis’s beautiful French Cafe, found in Aldwick shopping parade. 6. 30pm, the guests arrive and order drinks; 7. 30pm, a 60-minute concert of classical music begins with Roger Clayden playing a programme of classical solo cello music, followed by the Trombone Trio; 8. 30pm, set meal. . .
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THE STORYTELLER. Following last week’s event featuring Dvorak’s time in America, The Storyteller charts his personal journey as a music lover concentrating on music from the great man and other, more unexpected influences. Come early as space is limited and be prepared to buy something from the café. Admission free. . . .
Popular Festival soloist Harriet Mackenzie returns to Chichester directing her Celoniatus Ensemble juxtaposing Vivaldi’s Baroque masterpiece The Four Seasons with the heat of Argentinian tango in Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and an evocative orchestral work by Canadian composer Emily Doolittle, depicting a blackbird singing in the rain. Tickets. . .
chichester pickers
Chichester Pickers is an informal Acoustic Music club which meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening. We do not “plug in” but one large condenser mic is provided for all. We welcome all musical genres and all skill levels, as long as you can entertain a listening audience for up. . .
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The Nostalgia Show vintage festival is back for 2019, bringing with it whimsical charm and British eccentricity. Experience a magical step back in time, view an incredible selection of classic cars, shop vintage style and dance the day away all in one glorious setting. There’ll be a fabulous variety of. . .
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An informal singing group for people living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease, and their families & carers. Enjoy refreshments and a chat, followed by singing in a relaxed and supportive environment. . . .
pavlos carvalho
Through the sonatas for cello and piano, in one evening, one travels through the map of Beethoven’s extraordinary life. These works will show the lightness and excitement of his early life through to the profound intensity of later life. Yet hope persists. Tickets £12; students £6; children £6 for over. . .
viva guitarra
Zoe Barnett and Linda Kelsall-Barnett in concert as part of the Last Friday Concerts Series 3 at St George’s. Join us for a scintillating evening of Spanish and South American guitar music from this mother and daughter team, including works by Tarrega, Villa-Lobos and Rodrigo. Tickets £10; under 18s free. . . .
love in the harbour
BY DANIELLE MORGAN / JOHN MERRIGAN , FATDAN PRODUCTIONS. A special evening featuring the music and soundtrack from the critically-acclaimed play Love in the Harbour written by renowned singer/songwriter Danielle Morgan and John Merrigan, performed live by an ensemble in an intimate setting. Tickets £12; concessions £8; children under 12. . .
phoenix big band
The Phoenix Big Band returns this year to bring you another wonderful evening of big-band music and ballroom dancing. Put on your dancing shoes and be prepared to be entertained with a wide range of wonderful tunes from the ages. Ball gowns and bow ties optional. Tickets £12. 50. Disabled. . .
Alan Barnes
The always-popular Alan Barnes brings his swinging sextet to the CJC. The repertoire is wide ranging and varied with classics, originals and standards. The three-horn front line allows for interesting arranging and writing which will emphasise the band’s conviction that jazz is a branch of the entertainment industry. Tickets £15. . . .
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THE MUSIC OF GEORGE HARRISON LIVE

28 June, 20:00

ALEXANDRA THEATRE (REGIS CENTRE), BOGNOR REGIS, PO21 1BL

THE ALL THINGS MUST PASS ORCHESTRA. A fantastic ten-piece band dedicated to the Quiet Beatle’s work. George Harrison wrote some of The Beatles’ most beautiful songs (Something, Here Comes The Sun, etc), but he continued to write great music during his solo career (My Sweet Lord etc) on 12 studio. . .
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CHICHESTER COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT. Ovation Music is a non-profit organisation providing music sessions and live performance opportunities for children and young people, encouraging creativity, teamwork and a positive outlook. Come and see what we get up to on Saturday mornings. Admission free. No disabled access. . . .
Dismantle for Flow
A glimpse of life paused on the way round the generational cycle. A visual journey with poetry, art, video and a book. Rediscovering writing was timely although I still approach the subject from an artist’s stance: I am revelling in the place where the two cross over and everywhere in. . .
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A Family Concert with the Piatti String Quartet

29 June, 15:00

Vicars Hall, 12-13 South St, Chichester PO19 1EH

A Festival of Chichester Event at the Vicars Hall, 12-13 South St, Chichester PO19 1EH. . Meet the musicians and their instruments: two violins, viola and cello. . Lots of lovely music familiar and not-so-familiar. . There will be a competition for the best picture or poem inspired by the. . .
alter eagles
Back in Chichester and playing many of the band’s greatest hits whilst showcasing the Eagles’ trademark duelling electric guitars. A wonderfully-dynamic group with excellent harmonies and a great musical experience for the connoisseur – one not to be missed. One of These Nights to think about Hotel California!. Tickets £20. . . .
geoff rob
A unique double bill of two remarkable guitarists. Geoff Robb (winner of the music prize, Brighton Fringe Festival 2018) is a classically-trained player of superb skill and creativity. Rob Johnston builds on his own classical background with a brilliant individual style including live looping technology and guitar percussion. Tickets £12;. . .
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SUMMER FLUTES

30 June, 15:00

St George's Church Whyke

The Chichester Flute Choir are proud to present their biggest concert of the year. Flutes of all shapes and sizes will play together in harmony to uplift and entertain you. With a mix of light classical music along with popular classics, this will be a concert suitable for all. www. . . .
roger clayden
Roger Clayden, cello, and Christopher Taylor, piano, return to play the Brahms – Cello Sonata in E Minor Op 38; Edward Elgar – Chanson de Matin, Salut d’amour; JS Bach – Air in G and Ave Maria. The Trombone Trio play Blake Kiely and Flynn Jeffery. Clayden will also play. . .
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