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Making Music Information and advice event: Making Local Connections, 3 March

University of Chichester

Saturday, 3 March 2018 – 10:00am to 1:00pm, free entry

Join Making Music to discuss the best ways of making a wide range of connections, whether it’s key local figures and organisations, other local groups, suppliers, potential funders and sponsors, the media or even new audiences.

Mingle with other music makers over a refreshment, get an update on new resources and services from Making Music and meet your local Making Music team.

Chichester Symphony Orchestra welcomes new players

We have a number of vacancies, specifically in our Brass sections, and strings are always welcome.

We are an enthusiastic friendly mixed-age orchestra who enjoy meeting to make music and enjoy each other’s company.

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in central Chichester from 7.30 – 9.30 (term time only) and perform 4 times a year in Chichester including once at the Cathedral as part of their lunchtime series.

If you are 18+, have some orchestral experience and are interested in joining CSO, please get in touch. You can contact us via our website or via our Facebook page or by emailing

Petersfield Music Festival tickets available online

You can now buy tickets for the 2018 Festival online at or in person at One Tree Books, Lavant Street, Petersfield. Follow the PMF on Twitter at

The University of Portsmouth Music Department wins Best Classical Act in in The News Guide Awards

This week The Guide Awards celebrated the best of the local arts world at a glittering bash at The New Theatre Royal. Fourteen awards were handed out, covering music, stage, comedy and cinema, based on public votes.

In first place was the University of Portsmouth Music Department for its Portsmouth Messiah 1812 project of March 2017 (see link below), which was a large-scale re-creation of a performance of the work. The Renaissance Choir was voted runner-up for its link with the Palestrina Foundation.

The Renaissance Choir seeks a first and a second alto

We have vacancies for two altos in our ambitious and friendly choir.

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