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Southern Cathedrals Festival – J. S. Bach: St John Passion

The boy choristers and lay vicars of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals
Florilegium

Mark Wilde – Evangelist
Robert Rice – Christus
Ruth Provost – Soprano
Tim Morgan – Alto
Tom Robson – Tenor
Božidar Smiljanić – Pilate and Bass

See https://musicinportsmouth.co.uk/noticeboard/the-southern-cathedrals-festival-in-chichester for a general preview.


Southern Cathedrals Festival – Sing Unto the Lord

The girl choristers of Salisbury and Winchester and the combined lay clerks

Featuring sacred music by J. S. Bach, Heinrich Schütz, Felix Mendelssohn, Jonathan Harvey and C. H. H. Parry

J. S. Bach – Singet dem Herrn BWV 225
Schütz – An den Wassern zu Babel
Mendelssohn – Hear my prayer
Harvey – I love the Lord
Parry – Lord, let me know mine end

See https://musicinportsmouth.co.uk/noticeboard/the-southern-cathedrals-festival-in-chichester for a general preview.


Southern Cathedrals Festival – “O Be Joyful in the Lord”

The combined boy choristers and lay clerks

Featuring sacred music by Heinrich Schütz, Peter Philips, William Byrd, Felix Mendelssohn, Will Todd, Edward Bairstow and Gerald Finzi

Schütz – Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt
Philips – Ne reminiscaris, Domine
Byrd – Laudibus in sanctis
Schütz – Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
Mendelssohn – Richte mich, Gott
Todd – You have seen the house built
Bairstow – Lord, thou hast been our refuge
Finzi – God is gone up

See https://musicinportsmouth.co.uk/noticeboard/the-southern-cathedrals-festival-in-chichester for a general preview.


Portsmouth Choral Union: “Salzburg Splendour”

M. Haydn – Requiem
W.A. Mozart – Solemn Vespers

Conductor: David Gostick
With Southern Pro Musica

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Solent Male Voice Choir: Concert for Peace

A concert to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace 2019 by the Solent Male Voice Choir under the musical direction of Geoff Porter and featuring soloist Sheila Birt.


Chichester Voices summer concert at Sidlesham Church: “In the Mood”

Chichester Voices’ summer concert this year is IN THE MOOD – Gems & Bonbons for a summers’ afternoon!

This will be a delightful hour of madrigals, part-songs, choral gems & fun arrangements of classics (including ‘Over the Rainbow’ and ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’) together with Elgar’s beautiful ‘Lux Aeterna’ & Lauridsen’s ‘Sure on this Shining Night’, all followed by tea & cakes and in the lovely setting of Sidlesham Church!!

The concert is being given in aid of Dementia Support and will be conducted by Andrew Naylor, and accompanied by Richard Allum.

It promises to be a lovely way to spend a summer’s afternoon!


The Chichester Singers: A Child of Our Time

Vaughan Williams – Toward the Unknown Region
Tippett – A Child of Our Time

A Child of Our Time by Michael Tippett is recognised as being one of the truly great choral works of the 20th century – inspired by the persecution of the Jewish population by Nazi Germany, it is a moving lament for oppressed people generally with a strong pacifist message of ultimate understanding and reconciliation.

This powerful work is partnered by Vaughan Williams’s uplifting choral piece Toward the Unknown Region, and Southern Pro Musica will complete the programme with Elgar’s very popular Enigma Variations.

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Chantry Quire: The Seven Ages of Man

Join us for a glass at 7.30pm – the music will begin at 8.00pm.

The programme, devised by Peter Allwood, celebrates the human condition from birth to old age – and with a hopeful conclusion!

Music, we hope As You Like It, by Gibbons, Morley, Britten, Tippett, Rutter and Dove.

Part of the Festival of Chichester.


D-Day 75th anniversary concert with Milton Glee Choir

Celebrating Portsmouth’s Heroes: D-Day 75

The Milton Glee Choir will be performing a D-Day themed Concert. Our guests will be the Royal Marines Association Concert Band.


The Cardinall’s Musick

The Cardinall’s Musick is a highly successful and innovative ensemble, known for its extensive study and performance of English Renaissance music. Share in some of the finest music written for the ensemble in recent years, as well as masterpieces of the 16th Century.

Among the many exciting pieces that the ensemble will be performing, one is a world premiere: a piece by Anglo-American composer Paul Crabtree. Crabtree, who has been called “one of our most inventive and wickedly witty composers” (Chicago Classical Review), will be attending the concert. His offering to the Cardinall’s programme is a work in memory of the British novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch.

The programme includes Palestrina’s stunning Magnificat, Nico Muhly’s powerful setting of medieval words, and William Byrd’s thrilling motet Laudibus in Sanctis. The Cardinall’s Musick will be joined by the Chamber Choir of The Portsmouth Grammar School.

Image credit: Benjamin Ealovega

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St Richard Singers: “Rejoice!”

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 in the 17th Century, to Arvo Pärt’s contemplative “Magnificat” and Benjamin Britten’s iconic “Rejoice in the Lamb”, there will be something for everyone. The concert will also include music from Finzi, Mozart, Pitoni, and Purcell.

Part of the Festival of Chichester.

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