Past events archive (2021 and earlier)

After last year’s online Christmas concert, the Luc Family are delighted to return to live music-making to celebrate the festive season in Chichester. They are promising an evening of festive classics including the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky and Blue Danube...
  • December 16, 2021
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A programme of exuberant, joyful music and gentle lullabies will be given by the Gemini Consort choir in St Peter’s Church in Petersfield Square in aid of The Rosemary Foundation. Choir founder and director Ann Pinhey from Petersfield said: “The...
  • December 10, 2021
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This coming Saturday, December 4, The Portsmouth Festival Choir will be giving its first concert since the musical shutdown in March 2020. It will take place at the Church of the Resurrection, Farlington, the programme comprising a selection of Renaissance,...
  • November 30, 2021
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Fancy celebrating December in style, with a touch of glamour and gorgeous music? Then join us at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport at 3.30 pm on Sunday 5th December with ‘Opera Divas’, Stephanie and Rebecca. Their beautiful singing lifted the roof...
  • November 29, 2021
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We are delighted that Continuum is returning to the University of Chichester on 12 January 2022. Since they last performed here, Continuum has been busy performing what had become an annual St Cecilia Day concert in Wells Cathedral, and they...
  • November 28, 2021
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We are back! Almost two years to the day of our last live concert (19 Dec 2019) we are pleased to invite you to our first free post-lockdown live performance on Monday, 6 December 2021, at 7.30 pm at a...
  • November 26, 2021
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All Saints Church, Commercial Road, Portsmouth is the venue for our Christmas Concert with Audience Carols, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies on Saturday, December 4th. Peter Gould will be accompanying us on the organ. The concert will feature Vaughan Williams’...
  • November 25, 2021
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Havant Symphony Orchestra (HSO) returns following an 18-month hiatus with a wonderful offering of classics tonight including Elgar’s ‘Enigma Variations’, Britten’s seascapes from his opera ‘Peter Grimes’ and the Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E flat played by soloist Zoë Perkins....
  • November 20, 2021
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Havant Symphony Orchestra (HSO) returns following an 18-month hiatus with a wonderful offering of English favourites: Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Britten’s seascapes from his opera Peter Grimes conducted by Jonathan Butcher. The highlight of the concert will be Zoë Perkins...
  • November 17, 2021
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Read a review. Petersfield Orchestra is performing Dvorak’s Czech Suite Op. 39; Francaix’s L’Horloge de Flore [Soloist: Lucinda Willits (oboe)]; and Haydn’s Symphony No. 99 in Eb major, Hoboken 1/99 on Thursday 18 Nov at 7:30pm at St. Peter’s Church,...
  • November 15, 2021
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Following their first ‘post-Covid’, concert – in which Portsmouth Choral Union gave a successful and well-attended performance of Faure’s Requiem, the choir is now looking forward to their annual Christmas Concert. This year, they will give a rare Portsmouth performance...
  • November 15, 2021
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The Chichester Singers return for one of the most significant concerts in their history – their first for nearly two years. They will be offering Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Chichester Cathedral on November 13 at 7.30pm featuring Diana...
  • November 9, 2021
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Olivier Award-winning actor Henry Goodman returns to Chichester with concert pianist Lucy Parham in Elégie, chronicling the fascinating life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff in words and music (November 12, 7.30pm). Though he became an exile in 1917, Rachmaninoff’s...
  • November 6, 2021
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CMS are delighted to announce the return of the brilliant Tirimo / Kawakami Piano Duo on 10th November. The Duo played for the Society for the first time in November of last year during the lockdown period and their performance...
  • November 3, 2021
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The Northern Chords Ensemble are the latest guests in the Chichester Chamber Concerts series on Thursday 4 November 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Assembly Room, Chichester. The Northern Chords Ensemble features artists from The Northern Chords festival which was...
  • November 1, 2021
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On Mon 22 November 2021 the Orbita Chamber Orchestra from the University of Chichester Conservatoire features a new work, for strings and marimba, by Dr. Susannah Self. Dr Self takes up the story. HER BODY is an 8-minute piece for...
  • October 25, 2021
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With regular, live rehearsals now well underway, Portsmouth Choral Union is looking forward to the first post lockdown concert. This will be a performance of Faure’s ever-popular Requiem, alongside the same composer’s beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine and, amongst others,...
  • October 20, 2021
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Portsmouth Baroque choir returns to St. Mark’s church for its first concert since the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic in March 2020. This concert was originally planned for last October, as part of the choir’s 40th anniversary season, and in...
  • October 12, 2021
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Cantemus would like to invite you to sing with us in a very special performance of Fauré’s Requiem at St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island on Saturday 20th November 2021. Our cancelled concert in March 2020 was the first of many...
  • October 8, 2021
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Petersfield Orchestra is alive and well despite Covid. After a long absence from the concert platform, the orchestra’s strings performed Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ to an invited audience in Liss this June. Next it is the turn of the wind players....
  • September 22, 2021
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The Consort of Twelve is delighted to return to live concert-giving after nearly two years away. Their last concert was in St John’s Chapel, Chichester on December 1 2019. And it is to St John’s that they return for their...
  • September 18, 2021
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Portsmouth Cathedral is delighted to present In Tune With Heaven: An Evening with Catherine Bott and David Price on Wednesday 29 September in Portsmouth Cathedral. Join us in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Portsmouth Cathedral’s nave for this very...
  • September 11, 2021
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I am delighted to confirm that our next event with The Champagne Quartet will be going ahead as planned with a live audience on Wednesday 15th September at 7.30pm in the University Chapel. The University is taking a precautionary approach,...
  • September 8, 2021
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The Boxgrove Choral Festival is delighted to present a series of four episodes online through its streaming partner OnJam. Starting on 12th September, we will premiere an episode every Sunday in September 2021 at 7pm. There will also be an...
  • September 6, 2021
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Please see the poster for details of this event on Saturday 16 October.
  • August 25, 2021
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Come to St John’s Church at 6 pm on Saturday 11 September for a choral concert by the acclaimed choir Vox Cantab. Please see the poster for details.
  • August 23, 2021
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As with so many events this year, the West Meon Music Festival has been beset by doubts as to whether it would be possible to stage a full event or – as last year – would covid-19 regulations mean that...
  • August 19, 2021
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The Beaufort Singers Joseph Wicks The Beaufort Singers are so excited to be back presenting the Boxgrove Choral Festival with a packed schedule of 7 live in-person events across 4 days at the beginning of September 2021. Of those seven...
  • August 9, 2021
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25 September 2021 10.00 am–4.30 pm Visit event page. Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise is a joyous work written as a celebration. The original occasion in 1840 was the 400th anniversary of Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press, but the life-affirming...
  • August 4, 2021
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It’s what we’ve all been waiting for: the return of concerts to enjoy, after 15 months of restrictions. Our resident group, SouthDowns Camerata, will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (the Antiques Roadshow one) and Dvorak’s String Serenade at 4pm...
  • July 8, 2021
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Pure, cathartic, reflective, they are also fantasy and adventure – and for cellist Pavlos Carvalho they have been an essential companion in life and even more so during the pandemic. Pavlos is delighted to be returning to the Festival of...
  • July 3, 2021
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Ports Fest starts today for three days of music, art, talks, and workshops, providing something for everyone. This year, we are delighted to be able to offer you a reduced but varied programme to suit the current climate, featuring Covid...
  • July 2, 2021
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After the most frustrating and difficult of years, musicians at the University of Chichester will be getting the showcase they deserve as a new festival within the festival at this year’s Festival of Chichester. The University of Chichester Conservatoire Summer...
  • June 25, 2021
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Battleship Potemkin will be screened, in full, at the University’s Chichester Campus, in the Showroom on 25 June (was to be 5 March) at 7:30pm with a short introduction by Crispin Ward. The orchestral soundtrack uses a virtual orchestra of...
  • June 25, 2021
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Our 2021 monthly Organ Recital series continues with a LIVE recital given by Anthony Froggatt on 1 July. Anthony Froggatt is a former Organist and Master of the Choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral, having previously started his cathedral career as Sub-Organist at...
  • June 14, 2021
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From 2– 4 July, Ports Fest will invite audiences to Remember, Reimagine, Reset with a festival of music, art, talks, and workshops, providing something for everyone. Ports Fest is Portsmouth’s most established annual curated multi-arts festival. This year, we are...
  • June 8, 2021
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I am delighted to confirm that our next event with Anna Gorbachyova-Ogilvie (soprano) and Tanya Ursova (piano) will be going ahead as planned on Wednesday 9th June at 7.30pm. As previously advised, arrangements have been made to live stream the...
  • June 1, 2021
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UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED Celebrating the return to live performance with a programme of madrigals, motets and partsongs, from Byrd and Morley, via Finzi and Vaughan Williams to Skempton and MacMillan. Saturday 3rd July, 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Causeway, Horsham RH12...
  • June 1, 2021
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Angelina Kopyrina presents a lecture-recital on Rachmaninov’s first piano sonata in D minor, op.28, its history, background and influences on Thursday 13 May 2021 at 7.30pm. She plays Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonatas on Tuesday 11 May. Click the link below then.
  • May 11, 2021
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We end our rather sorry 2020-21 chamber music season on a slightly brighter note! You may know that our concerts are made possible by Sheffield-based Music in the Round, which each year hosts a May Festival. This year, for the...
  • April 24, 2021
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Angela Zanders (B.Mus., L.T.C.L.) is setting up a new online music appreciation course entitled ‘Music in England’ starting on 19 April 2021. I have been lecturing in Music Appreciation for over 30 years and take great pleasure in bringing classical...
  • March 30, 2021
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Read a review. Join us on Zoom – Tuesday 30 March 2021, 7.30pm Guest: Jonathan Wilcocks Interviewed by: David Gostick For Zoom details please email: PCURegistrar@gmail.com In these troubled times, there is one place Covid-19 hasn’t reached – the island...
  • March 25, 2021
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Maria Luc, who usually plays regularly at Chichester Cathedral, has come back to record the last concert of Chichester Cathedral’s lunchtime concert series after almost a year of silence. Maria is delighted to be back in the cathedral with a...
  • March 19, 2021
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Our 2021 monthly Organ Recital series continues with a LIVE virtual recital given by Chris Milburn on 15 April. Chris Milburn first played an organ at the age of 8 and was hooked, first playing for a church service at...
  • March 15, 2021
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For several years now the Chantry Quire has performed an annual Passiontide Meditation – a programme of music and thought-provoking readings – in Boxgrove Priory. The concert has been sponsored by Rathbones, which has enabled us to give the proceeds...
  • February 24, 2021
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At 1pm on Tuesday 23rd February, Chichester Cathedral’s weekly lunchtime concert series will resume, online, for five weeks. Details of programmes and performers can be found on the cathedral website or by downloading the Chichester Cathedral spring 2021 lunchtime programme....
  • February 22, 2021
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Our 2021 monthly Organ Recital series continues with a recital given by Brian Moles on March 4th, which will premiere on our YouTube channel at 19.30. Brian Moles is Director of Music at St Mary’s Church, Portsea. His work as...
  • February 18, 2021
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Here we are in a New Year with new challenges, almost a full year after we entered the first national lockdown! Things are definitely looking up now with vaccines available and some of you possibly having received a first dose....
  • February 18, 2021
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With Roy Stratford. Johannes Brahms stands outside the mainstream of the Romantic movement. His music is a fascinating combination of traditional forms and powerful, romantic harmony, often creating a profound emotional effect in his chamber music repertoire. In many ways,...
  • January 18, 2021
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Each December, the Festival of Chichester puts on an exciting evening of jazz and readings to celebrate the Christmas season and to raise much-needed funds to kickstart next summer’s festival. All the performers are giving their services free so if...
  • December 4, 2020
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Freelance musician mothers have come together to create a uniquely beautiful, socially-distanced musical gift featuring exclusive content and spreading seasonal joy. Gift a musical advent calendar to a friend and get yours for free while also supporting freelance musicians. Advent...
  • November 28, 2020
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Watch Karen playing on St Thomas’ Cathedral’s Facebook page, see link below. Karen’s programme consists of two piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven. Firstly, his Sonata in F minor, Op. 2 no. 1 (Allegro – Adagio – Menuetto and Trio...
  • November 27, 2020
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Wed 9 Dec 2020 7:30pm, Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester. Links below. David Owen Norris is a pianist, composer and broadcaster. He won the Prize of the City of Geneva in the Geneva Competition, and...
  • November 25, 2020
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Wednesday 11 November via livestream – concert details. Due to the Covid crisis, the concert on 11th November with the Rosamunde Trio has had to be postponed as two of their members have not been able to travel from the...
  • November 8, 2020
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Petworth Festival rose to the challenge of the toughest of times to pull off a hugely successful autumn special. “Somehow we made it happen and boy was it good”, says artistic director Stewart Collins. The live part of the festival...
  • November 5, 2020
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The curtain rises on this autumn’s special edition of the Petworth Festival with a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. Howard Shelley directs the London Mozart Players Ensemble in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 on Friday, October 16...
  • October 15, 2020
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The Spirit of Music Festival is extremely pleased to put on a live concert for you this Saturday 17th October at 4pm in St Mary’s Liss. The SouthDowns Camerata will perform gems of the string orchestra repertoire, including Elgar’s String...
  • October 14, 2020
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At 7pm on Tuesday October 13, we will introduce you to The Organ Project, take you on a live video tour of the inside of the organ, present our plans for restoration and demonstrate this unique, awe-inspiring instrument. Hosted by...
  • October 10, 2020
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This year we are celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and I shall be giving a lecture-recital on ‘Beethoven the Revolutionary’ on 14th October at 7.30pm for the Chichester Music Society, held at the Chapel of the Ascension, Chichester...
  • October 10, 2020
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The University of Chichester Conservatoire has one of the largest and liveliest music departments in the UK with a community of over 400 student performers. Our facilities include computerised recording and media studios, well-equipped practice rooms and an acoustically superb...
  • October 4, 2020
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Join us for the last opportunity to hear the organ in concert before late 2021! We will be closing our 2020 FREE monthly Organ Recital series with the fantastic John Sharples, ARCO, on the 1st October at 7.30pm, at St...
  • September 27, 2020
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Bognor’s 60 Minutes of Classical Music returns to the studio room at The Regis Centre on Friday, October 2 at 7.30pm – its first outing since the start of March. Full COVID safety measures will be in place, and if...
  • September 27, 2020
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The Doric Quartet open the 2020-21 Chichester Chamber Concerts series which will go ahead in extraordinary times (Thursday, Oct 1, 7.30pm). Concerts will be once a month until March in the Assembly Room, but seats will be limited to approximately...
  • September 27, 2020
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Chichester Music Society (formerly Funtington Music Group) welcome back Erin Alexander (soprano) with Nick Miller (piano) for a show which was to have been their first under their new name in June. Erin and Nick will present On A High...
  • September 27, 2020
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Please see a previous news item about this concert. Arrangements have been made to live stream our concert with Pavlos Carvalho on Wednesday 9th September at 7.30pm in the University Chapel. On this occasion the live stream will be carried...
  • September 7, 2020
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Julia Bishop is holding another one of her popular Zoom seminars on Wednesday 9 September from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon. This time she will take us on a trip to the Venice of Vivaldi’s day, to explore the places...
  • August 24, 2020
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With the 42nd Festival due to have opened on Tuesday 14 July, the Petworth Festival team are proud to announce an online event that will run throughout the festival fortnight, at the end of which a further announcement will be...
  • July 9, 2020
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Plenty of highlights remain to come as this year’s Virtual Festival of Chichester enters its fourth week. The day’s events will be added at 7pm ready for enjoying at the traditional 7.30pm event time. Festival events will then stay online...
  • July 3, 2020
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Find out how an orchestra works and plays together and even how it thinks! Is it a harmonious collective? How do the individual strands mesh? Join Piers, Robin & some special guests from inside Petersfield Orchestra. Watch via the link...
  • June 28, 2020
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Piers & Robin from Petersfield Orchestra delve into the life and works of one of the greatest composers in this, Beethoven’s birthday year. Join the discussion All about Beethoven today (Friday 12 June) at 7.30pm by clicking the link below,...
  • June 12, 2020
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A busy online programme will put the 2020 Festival of Chichester back on the summer calendar. Here’s the line-up from where you can access the events page. The festival won’t be happening for real, but a significant proportion of the...
  • June 4, 2020
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Robin and Piers will be holding the third in their series of weekly discussions this Friday evening (5 June) at 7.30pm. This week it’s all about one of the key components in any programme: the concerto. Joined by special guest...
  • June 2, 2020
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Join Richard playing on the organ on the St Faith’s Church Lee YouTube Channel on Saturday 30th May 2020 at 7.30pm. It will be available to view afterwards. The programme includes music by Buxtehude, Bach, Gigoût and Widor.  
  • May 30, 2020
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Robin and Piers will be holding the second is their series of weekly discussions this Friday evening (29 May) at 7.30pm. They will range far and wide over the topic of: ‘The Future of Music after Lockdown’ for about 45minutes....
  • May 29, 2020
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Back in March, just before lockdown, Havant Symphony Orchestra had a wonderful afternoon performing to a sell-out crowd of youngsters and accompanying adults from Havant and surrounding areas for their first ‘Family Concert’. The orchestra, conducted by their Music Director,...
  • May 24, 2020
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Following some cancelled concerts due to the pandemic lockdown, our music partner, Music in the Round, is organising a free online festival of music from some of the world’s finest musicians. Sheffield Chamber Music Festival at home (#SCMFhome) will feature...
  • May 10, 2020
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The next concert at the Bognor Regis Music Club on Saturday, March 14 at 7pm is being organised by club member Barbara Leech. It takes the form of a members’ musical evening and will comprise vocal and instrumental items performed...
  • March 13, 2020
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The Parnassius Piano Duo will play Sherwood and Rachmaninov when Funtington Music Group welcomes them to Chichester University Chapel on Wednesday, March 11 at 7.30pm. FMG chairman Chris Hough said: “Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi will be talking about and...
  • March 7, 2020
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Music director Amy Bebbington and composer Nathan James are collaborating as the world première of a Sussex cantata inspired by a Sussex landmark heads to Boxgrove Priory. Entitled On Windover Hill; the music of the Long Man of Wilmington, the...
  • March 6, 2020
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CONCERT UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED The Church of the Resurrection in Drayton is the venue for our Spring Concert of Viennese music on Saturday, March 28th at 7:30pm when we shall be joined by soprano Anna Gould and accompanied by the Dolce...
  • March 6, 2020
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