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love in the harbour
BY EDDIE ALFORD & MUSIC BY MORGAN / MERRIGAN , THE HARBOUR THEATRE COMPANY. A moving dramatisation of the lives of real-life Irish heroes in the original Royal Flying Corps set near the end of WWI. A heart-warming story, in words and music, about their comradery, bravery, humour and heartbreak. . . .
love in the harbour
BY EDDIE ALFORD & MUSIC BY MORGAN / MERRIGAN , THE HARBOUR THEATRE COMPANY. A moving dramatisation of the lives of real-life Irish heroes in the original Royal Flying Corps set near the end of WWI. A heart-warming story, in words and music, about their comradery, bravery, humour and heartbreak. . . .
chichester chorale
The Chichester Chorale presents an evening of Handel and Mozart in the idyllic setting of Boxgrove Priory accompanied by The Chichester Chamber Ensemble. Conducted by Tom Robson. G F Handel – Zadok the Priest; G F Handel – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; G F Handel – Foundling. . .
jacquelyn fugelle
International soprano Jacquelyn Fugelle is joined by pianist Christopher Johnston in a recital including songs by Ravel – Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques; Rodrigo – Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios; Jonathan Dove – Five Am’rous Sighs; and songs by Samuel Barber. Performed within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by. . .
victor ryabchikov
Acclaimed Russian pianist Victor Ryabchikov brings his exquisite touch to a delightful programme of Russian Romantic music with a touch of Chopin. Victor is a great favourite at the Festival of Chichester and has enchanted audiences from the Peterhoff Great Palace in St Petersburg to London’s Wigmore Hall. “Unfailingly beautiful”. . .
linda kelsall-barnett
Linda Kelsall-Barnett presents an hour of her favourite guitar works, celebrating 30 years of playing and teaching classical guitar in Chichester. There will be 19th-century repertoire from her recent recording alongside works from South America by Leo Brouwer and Barrios and works by English composers John Duarte and Vincent Lindsey-Clarke. . . .
angela zanders
The recital will include works by Rachmaninov, Berg and Cecilia McDowall, as well as Lili Boulanger, Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc. Angela performs throughout the UK and Europe as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. Performed within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by Daphne Casdagli. Sponsored by the. . .
Amici concerts
Bogdan Vacarescu and Julian Jacobson return to Chichester with a stunning selection of beloved pieces and lost masterworks for violin and piano featuring music by Beethoven, Chopin and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Programme to include Tartini – Devil’s Trill Sonata, Brahms – Hungarian Dance No 17 and Julian Jacobson’s composition Orang-u-Tango. Tickets £15. . . .
southdown band
The Southdowns Concert Band together with The Walton Voices present a fantastic concert to reflect a musical Journey through Time and Space, in the wonderful acoustics of Chichester Cathedral. The proceeds will be donated to Dementia Support (Sage House). The compere for the evening is novelist and Cicestrian Kate Mosse. . . .
john law
“One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists” (International Piano Magazine) presenting original compositions and new versions of tunes from the jazz repertoire, merging classical sensitivity and form with jazz harmonies and rhythm. Performed in the paintings and prints exhibition by Catherine Barnes and Daphne Casdagli. Tickets £12;. . .
midsummer charity concert
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MIDSUMMER CHARITY CONCERT

6 July, 19:30

CHICHESTER BAPTIST CHURCH, SHERBORNE ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 3AW.

Concert of accessible vocal and instrumental music in a variety of styles to suit all tastes. Performers include Chris Coote (piano), Ian Clark (baritone), Olivia Moss (soprano), Paul Dorrell (flute). Free admission. Retiring collection in aid of Lifecentre. Disabled access. . . .
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As part of the 2019 Festival of Chichester, we will be singing a concert filled with the music of praising and rejoicing through the ages. The concert will showcase some of the best festal music from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. From Adrian Batten’s spritely “O Sing Joyfully”, composed. . .
amanda waring
AMANDA WARING PRODUCTIONS. Don’t miss award-winning Amanda Waring’s profound gift for storytelling, ceremony, journeying and song. You will feel welcomed, held, beguiled, inspired by this unique spiritual storyteller taking you on a journey that will be healing, magical, musical and uplifting. A transformative event to envelop you with warmth and. . .
christopher johnston
Chichester University graduate Christopher Johnston, piano, will perform works by Russian jazz composer Nikolai Kapustin and showcase performances by a selection of his talented young pupils. Suitable for adults and children. Performed within the exhibition of paintings and prints by Catherine Barnes and Daphne Casdagli. Free admission. Tickets from the. . .
consort of 12
The Consort and Portsmouth Baroque Choir perform one of Bach’s greatest choral works, his B minor Mass. Written late in Bach’s life, it features a rich array of solo instruments including flutes, oboes, a natural horn, three natural trumpets and timpani and includes some of his most intricate and deeply-felt. . .
una danza para violeta
Contemporary flamenco dancer and choreographer Natalia García-Huidobro presents her homage to traditional flamenco, completing Violeta Parra’s unfinished work El Gavilán (Sparrowhawk). Violeta de Mayo was first known for singing zambras, farrucas and sevillanas with a flamenco company in Santiago, Chile. Jorge Bravo (guitar), Carlos Lobo (voice) and Demi García Sabat. . .
nigel price
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JAZZ IN THE CAFÉ WITH NIGEL PRICE

9 July, 12:00 - 14:00

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

Award-winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged for his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and mastery of chording. Performing here at Brick Kiln Garden Centre: Nigel Price (guitar) and Vasillise Xenopulo (sax) with Oz Dechanie (bass) and Bobby Worth (drums). Admission free. Booking advisable on. . .
einar johannesson
Acclaimed international musicians Icelandic clarinettist Einar Johannesson and Italian pianist Alessandra Pompili join forces to present an inspirational programme of music on an Italian theme, including pieces by Liszt and Nino Rota. Einar is former principal clarinet of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Alessandra performs in major concert halls around the. . .
guitars in the garden
Guitars in the Garden play café music, a genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, which is often interspersed with improvisation. The venue is the walled garden of St Martin’s Organic Café. Tickets include a hot drink. Tickets £8. . . .
patricia rout ledge
SOUTH DOWNS POETRY FESTIVAL. Dame Patricia Routledge reads Keats’ immortal Odes to mark the bicentenary of their composition in this celebration of poetry and music, held in the atmospheric setting of the cathedral. With stimulating new poetry read by South Downs poets and live music performed by Linda Kelsall-Barnett on. . .
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A concert of lovely well-known music for a summer’s evening, featuring a variety of styles from pop to musical theatre to classical. Free entry with a retiring collection for a local charity. Disabled access. . . .
views of england
JOSEPH SPOONER , CELLO and DAVID OWEN NORRIS , PIANO. Cellist Joseph Spooner and pianist, composer and broadcaster David Owen Norris consider England through the ears of familiar and less well-known composers, with exquisite song settings, folk melodies, and a grandiose Romantic sonata. Performed within the exhibition of paintings by. . .
nature v nurture
BIBI HEAL , SOPRANO & AMANDA COOK , GUITAR. From the heart-warming to the heart-breaking, this exquisite pairing of voice and guitar delves through the universal truths of our nature and along the paths of our own nurture. In an intimate programme, themes of common humanity are juxtaposed and brought. . .
harpsichord recital
Sylvia, a Southampton University and Royal College of Music graduate, will be bringing her modern double- manual harpsichord and comparing it with the Oxmarket’s 1910 Bechstein piano in a recital including works by Scarlatti and Bach. Performed within the exhibition of paintings and prints by Catherine Barnes and Daphne Casdagli. . . .
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Literature Music

TALES FROM CARPETS, PIANOS & KEYS

11 July, 14:00

St. Martins Coffee House

THE STORYTELLER. For his final Festival appearance, The Storyteller, aka Len Gould, reads four stories from his collection Carpets, Pianos & Keys, accompanied by musical extracts. Free admission. Voluntary retiring collection. Come early as space is limited and remember to purchase drinks and food from the café. No disabled access. . . .
Arts Music

Summer Late with Strong Island

11 July, 18:00 - 22:00

Pallant House Gallery

Our friends over at Strong Island are hosting our first Summer Late of the season, bringing the best of Southsea’s vibrant art, music and food with them. Watch murals in the making with live street art from My Dogs Sighs , Samo Arts and Farkfk in the our courtyard garden,. . .
prebendal
The summer concert is the highlight of the musical year at The Prebendal School and brings together a range of ensembles, solo performances and duets, as well as wonderful pieces from the concert band and the 1st Orchestra. Admission free although there will be a retiring collection. Disabled access. . . .
euphonium
MARTIN SMITH. Following an outstanding recent recital to a packed St Martin in the Fields, Martin Smith euphonium will entertain you accompanied by pianist Chris Coote. Hummel, Elgar, Strauss, Rossini and Sir Karl Jenkins Euphonium Concerto will be featured and will send you away smiling and raising funds for the. . .
piano
Nicholas Gleed (piano) is joining the long-established chamber music partnership of Graham Elliott (cello) and Michael Sullivan (violin). Performing piano trios by Haydn in D and Mozart K496, culminating in Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by Daphne Casdagli. Sponsored by the artists. . . .
unicorn
Dazzling classical music juxtaposed with Russian gypsy gems, Hungarian folk, Romanian laments, Bulgarian dances, free improvisation and jazz: a fiery ensemble of virtuosos featuring guitar, accordion, double bass and percussion, led by violinist Bogdan Vacarescu, whose “technical mastery made it sound as if there were at least two fiddlers” (The. . .
cellophane flowers
A trio of experienced musicians interpreting The Beatles’ work in a new, refreshing way focussing on the vocals, accompanied by only one guitar. Guitarist/singer Alex Eberhard joins forces with supreme vocalists Lucy Pickering and Rachel Myer to explore the Lennon/McCartney catalogue’s vocal possibilities. A musical journey from A Hard Day’s. . .
food festival
food Music

Chichester Food Festival with Rhythm & Blues

12 - 14 July

Priory Park Chichester

The inaugural Chichester Food Festival with Rhythm & Blues will be coming to the city’s Priory Park from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July 2019, hosted by Zoom Events. Visitors can look forward to an array of international street foods and handmade groceries ranging from pork or chicken souvlaki to. . .
Tom Bullard
Tom returns to perform Schubert’s best-loved lieder. A rare opportunity to hear solo, a singer with London Voices (Berio, Proms), Synergy Vocals (MacMillan), Tenebrae, Opera up Close, and Swingle Singers. With piano accompaniment. Performed within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by Daphne Casdagli. Tickets £10. Disabled. . .
oculi
Violinist Emma Parker and friends from the internationally award-winning Badke Quartet have formed Oculi Ensemble to continue their rich history of collaborations, inviting the finest of chamber musicians. Programme: Brahms String Quintet o 88, Mozart String Quintet in G minor k516, Webern Langsamer Satz for string quartet. “An unswerving togetherness…. . .
romantic music
THE LUC SISTERS – IMY AND MARIA LUC. From the early romanticism of Schubert’s Fantasia for piano duo to Chopin’s piano works, acclaimed pianists Imy and Maria will transport you to the world of the different composers’ love of melody and harmony. Tickets £12; students £5; children free. Disabled access. . . .
abbas angels
Get ready to reminisce and tap your toes to Abba’s Angels performing Abba’s greatest hits with great gusto. Authentic costumes and choreographed dance routines transport you to the Abba era. Let out your inner Dancing Queen and treat yourself to a night to remember. Tickets £20. Disabled access. . . .
chichester
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Super Saturday

13 July

Chichester City Centre

Chichester Mayor, Richard Plowman will open the day-long celebration of Chichester that aims to encourage visitors and shoppers to explore the city centre and stay longer. Spirit FM will be broadcasting live from Chichester from 11am–3pm to talk about all the city has to offer, chatting to a number of. . .
going for a song
A CHRONICLE OF THE UK RECORD SHOP ,. In an entertaining talk illustrated with music from old records, author Garth Cartwright discusses how the humble record shop grew from selling wax cylinders into the huge HMV chain, sparked Richard Branson’s Virgin empire and, after the collapse of record shops, has. . .
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. . . .
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“Night and Day” concert

13 July, 19:30 - 21:30

Church of the Holy Spirit, 197 Fawcett Rd, Southsea, PO4 0DY

A programme of contrasting piano and choral music by The Renaissance Choir. In this concert Emsworth-based Renaissance Choir is exploring and contrasting bright and effervescent choral music alongside the dark and sombre. Much of the harmony in this programme is of the. contemporary “crunchy" type, where gentle discords provide an. . .
sull'aria
TAMZIN BARNETT AND RHIANNON MERRIFIELD. Enjoy an evening of songs and duets for soprano with Tamzin Barnett and Rhiannon Merrifield, singers from Chichester. Tamzin recently made her debut with New Sussex Opera and Rhiannon studies at the renowned Royal Northern College. The concert will feature music by Mozart, Rossini and. . .
chichester symphony orchestra
Catherine Lawlor will be the soloist in Brahms’ violin concerto. Catherine is a brilliant young violinist who has studied and performed extensively in this country as well as Europe Asia and the USA. CSO will also perform Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances and his Symphony No 5. Simon Wilkins conducts. Tickets £12;. . .
rolling tones
Travel back in time to the heyday of the 1960s and 1970s and revel in this authentic tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones playing the hits that shook the establishment and made them so unique. Remember, it’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll and you will like it, like it. Satisfaction guaranteed!. . . .
mary ann kennedy
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MARY ANN KENNEDY: GLASCHU

14 July, 15:00

HALNAKER PARK COTTAGE, FAR END OF PARK LANE, HALNAKER, NEAR CHICHESTER, PO18 0QH

Glasgow Gael Mary Ann Kennedy was brought up surrounded by music. A multi award-winning musician, singer, writer and producer, she’s joined by long-time musical partner-in-crime, Finlay Wells on guitar, bringing to life the real people, places and stories of her Gaelic songs. Her new album Glaschu is released on ARC. . .
duet
From the well-known Slavonic dances of Dvorak to the hidden Spanish gems of Moszkowski, this is a journey across Europe, exploring the delights of a variety of musical traditions. Free admission. Donation to Chestnut Tree House. Disabled access. DOORS OPEN 3. 30PM FOR DRINKS. . . .
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. . . .
petworth
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Petworth Festival

16 July - 3 August

Petworth

The feast of the senses that is the Petworth Festival is nearly upon us again! Following a genuinely remarkable 40th anniversary year, the Petworth Festival has barely paused for breath as we conjure up a programme for 2019 that builds yet again on the successes of our ‘significant’ year. The. . .
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Don’t Miss This Year’s Southern Cathedrals Festival!. A rich and varied musical programme will be presented in and around Chichester Cathedral from 18-21 July as it hosts the annual Southern Cathedrals Festival. The Festival includes an exciting range of concerts, performances and services (all services are free) and fun social. . .
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A one time only opportunity to watch Opera Brava’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ in the stunning setting of the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex. This fantastic production by Bronek Pomorski brings out the Champagne Fizz of the music and will capture your heart as Count. . .
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A wonderful opportunity to watch Opera Brava’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the stunning setting of the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex. One wedding and a whole lot of great singing. It has all the ingredients of a classic piece of. . .
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The first ‘Summer Sunday’ of the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s Summer Season, proudly introducing multi award-winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone (“Musical genuis" Absolute Radio) returns with an all new show of her trademark comedy songs and stand up. As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Now. . .
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A week of Musical Theatre workshops for 8 – 11 year-olds to learn new skills and get an insight into the theatre industry. Join a professional choreographer and musical director to discover the best ways to warm up your voice and body, learn new dance and singing techniques and much. . .
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Using recycled materials the children will create musical instruments, and then wander around Tuppenny Barn for inspiration to write a song together. Recommended for ages 3-7. Younger children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Children should bring indoor and outdoor clothing and footwear, and sunscreen if appropriate. Tickets:. . .
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