Previews

Someone asked Ensemble Reza, at the end of their Festival of Chichester concert last year, why they hadn’t included any female composers. They are certainly doing so this year. On Saturday, June 22 at 6pm for the Festival, they offer...
  • June 15, 2024
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As he completes his postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, Julian Chan heads to the Festival of Chichester for two dates in three days. On Friday, June 21 at 7pm, he will be offering Home And Abroad at...
  • June 15, 2024
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Simon O’Hea and Joe Jolliffe are in conversation about the forthcoming Southeast-Hampshire Youth Orchestra concert at Oaklands School on Sunday 30 June. SimonI was talking with Adam Denman a few weeks ago about the formation of the Youth Orchestra and...
  • June 14, 2024
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On Sunday 7 July at 6.30pm Portsmouth Choral Union and the Consort of Twelve are performing Saul by Handel at St Paul’s Church in Chichester as part of the Festival of Chichester. David Gostick, conductor of the PCU, tells us...
  • June 13, 2024
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Lynden Cranham’s Victorian Family Music Room will be a genuine family affair on the opening day of the 2024 Festival of Chichester. Cellist Lynden will be joined by her cellist son Tom Parker and her violinist daughter Emma Parker with...
  • June 10, 2024
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23 June, University of Chichester For over 20 years Chichester has enjoyed Cello Day events at the University of Chichester. Here’s your chance to join in and be part of a cello orchestra. The Chichester Cello Day is an annual...
  • May 24, 2024
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I’d like to invite you to a recital I am giving with two colleagues, Cressida Godfrey (flute) and Frannie Millar (soprano) at St. Peter’s Church, Petersfield on Saturday 1st June. Our programme will feature music by a variety of extraordinary female...
  • May 23, 2024
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“Times & Seasons” at Christ Church, Chichester, 6 July “How many things by season season’d are / To their right praise and true perfection!” sings the alto soloist at the climax of Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, the piece that will end...
  • May 20, 2024
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Church of the Holy Spirit, Southsea, 13 July 2024 Francis Poulenc –  Gloria This great work, surely one of the best-loved twentieth century choral works, was written by the French composer Poulenc in 1959, four years before his death. It...
  • May 11, 2024
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“This event will be a way of connecting a new generation with the music of the 21st century” An interview between Simon O’Hea of Music in Portsmouth and Roger Sayer. On Friday 7 June, Roger Sayer will be presenting an...
  • May 10, 2024
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An interview between Simon O’Hea of Music in Portsmouth and London Sinfonietta’s Principal First Violinist, Jonathan Morton “As a budding musician, try to take a leap of faith – that sort of faith will fit keep you going through the...
  • April 29, 2024
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Come and enjoy Chichester Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert in St Paul’s, Chichester, on Saturday 20 April. Here are some preview notes in a nutshell, to whet your appetite. Ralph Vaughan Williams – The Wasps Overture Structure: Five parts (original orchestration)Performance...
  • April 15, 2024
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Inspiratio Ensemble is taking its audience on an early music excursion to St Mary’s Hayling on Sunday 28 April at 3pm. Inspiratio Ensemble is a classical music ensemble composed of accomplished soloists who perform varied concerts ranging from solo recitals,...
  • April 15, 2024
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On Monday 22 April, Portsmouth Chamber Music welcomes back Robert Plane, now the ‘resident’ clarinettist with Ensemble 360, for a performance of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s rarely heard but wonderful clarinet quintet. The concert starts with three short but fascinating pieces by Stravinsky,...
  • April 14, 2024
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Saturday 25th May at St. Mary’s Church Portsea. 5.30pm – 6.45pm Duruflé’s increasingly popular Requiem exists in three versions: one with organ accompaniment alone, one with organ and string orchestra and one for organ and full orchestra.  For Portsmouth Choral...
  • April 10, 2024
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University of Portsmouth Choir marks 20 years of the directorship of Professor George Burrows with a special version of Haydn’s Creation to be performed at 3pm on Sunday 12 May at St Mary’s Church, Portsea, accompanied by the Havant Symphony Orchestra. Long considered one...
  • March 17, 2024
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I am delighted to announce  an exciting CMS concert in which the Society will be enabling  students of the Chichester University Baroque orchestra , directed by Julia Bishop, to take part in a concert with the internationally acclaimed baroque group, Red Priest. The Society...
  • February 10, 2024
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