Chichester Symphony Orchestra started the new season on 23rd October with a full Cathedral at a lunchtime concert. The programme was Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture, Järnefelt Praeludium and Beethoven’s First Symphony. Read a review.
Our next concert will be on Saturday 26th January 2018 and will be a new fixture on our calendar – an afternoon Family Concert programmed as ‘An Afternoon at the Movies’ and is intended to be for all the family. The programme will include Mussorgsky’s Night on a Bare Mountain, Gershwin in Hollywood, and music from Star Wars and Abba. The concert will be in the Millennium Hall at Westbourne House School, Shopwyke – just outside Chichester and with plenty of free parking – and will start at 3 pm and run for about an hour. Conductor Simon Wilkins will ensure the afternoon is enjoyable for all.
New players, with some orchestral experience, are always welcome to join the orchestra. We will be swelling the ranks for the Family Concert and would love to hear particularly from any brass and upper string players who might like to come along, as well as percussionists and players of less usual instruments. If you have been wondering about getting back to playing, or have recently moved into the area and think this might be for you, do get in touch either via our website www.chichesterso.co.uk or direct to jillhookercso@btinternetcom.
March 23rd will be a more traditional orchestral concert, but with some sectional string and wind/brass ensembles.
On July 13th, the last Saturday of the Festival of Chichester, we will perform Brahms violin concerto with soloist Catherine Lawlor, and Dvorak 5th Symphony.