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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

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

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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

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Beethoven’s seventh symphony at the Portsmouth Philharmonic’s Christmas concert

The Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra presents a CHARITY CONCERT in aid of Cystic Fibrosis.

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92

ROSSINI Thieving Magpie Overture

HUMPERDINCK Hansel & Gretel Overture

Conductor: Hugh Carpenter
Leader: Colin Wilkins

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Portsmouth Choral Union: “Salzburg Splendour”

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

Conductor: David Gostick
With Southern Pro Musica

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Chichester Cathedral lunch time concert with the Chichester Symphony Orchestra

Conductor – Simon Wilkins; Leader – Catherine Lawlor; Soloist – Maria Luc

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture ‘The Creatures of Prometheus’ (1800)
Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, known as ‘The Emperor Concerto’ (1811) – Soloist – Maria Luc

The Creatures of Prometheus is Beethoven’s only ballet music, from which this relatively short overture, reminiscent of Mozart, is the opening section. By contrast, his Fifth piano concerto is hugely substantial both in length and content. Indeed, its subtitle is not named after any particular monarch but simply for the scale of the work and its sense of nobility in contrast to the stormy character of Beethoven’s other music. Unusually for the time the solo pianist enters at the very beginning, with a series of flourishes that precede the movement proper. The adagio is one of the most tender movements Beethoven ever composed and links directly to the rondo finale without a break.

Chichester Symphony Orchestra would like to thank George IdeLLP Solicitors for supporting this afternoon’s concert.

Today’s soloist is Maria Luc, a 23 year-old British pianist from Chichester. She is currently studying for her Masters of Music at the Royal Northern College of Music with Ashley Wass. She obtained a first class BMus (Hons) degree with Helen Krizos. Maria is supported by the Dorothy Stone Award, Help Musicians UK and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Maria won the international Norah Sande Award piano competition in 2017.

Maria has been a concerto soloist with the Helix Ensemble in Nottingham and has played at such venues as the Wigmore Hall and Wales Millenium Centre. Maria also regularly performs with Wyn Chan. They have toured the U.K. with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring including performances at the South Downs Summer Music Festival, the RNCM Chamber Music Festival and most recently at Liverpool Cathedral for the LightNight Festival.

Outside of music, Maria is passionate about veganism and enjoys walking, cycling and yoga.

St. Mary’s Church, Portchester – Thursday Lunchtime Concert – Solent Baroque Orchestra

Brandenburg Concerto 1.

Our tea room is open for light lunches and refreshments.

The Funtington Music Group Summer Buffet Concert: Endymion Horn Trio

On Wednesday 12th June FMG are holding their annual Summer Buffet Concert. The concert features the highly acclaimed Endymion Ensemble of Horn, Violin & Piano. The programme includes Beethoven’s Violin Sonata Op. 24 “ Spring” and the Trio for horn, violin and piano Op.40 by Brahms.

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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The Chichester Symphony Orchestra Festival concert

Dvorak – Slavonic Dances
Brahms – Violin Concerto
Dvorak – Symphony No. 5

Conductor: Simon Wilkins

Catherine Lawlor will be the soloist in Brahms’ violin concerto. Catherine is a brilliant young violinist who has studied and performed extensively in this country as well as Europe, Asia and the USA.

Part of the Festival of Chichester.

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Petersfield Orchestra Summer 2019 Concert: “A European Tour”

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major
Ravel: ‘Tombeau de Couperin’
Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F major, with Richard Moore

Leader: Helen Purchase
Guest conductor: Robin Browning

Free pre-concert talk at 6:30pm: meet the bassoon and tonight’s bassoonist.

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