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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.


Faye Clinton, Cellist, for the St Mary’s Music Foundation

Faye Clinton is a leading cellist in the Portsmouth area and we are very happy to welcome her for our next Music Foundation Concert. Faye studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and also at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. She is a freelance musician as well as cello instructor at West Hill Park and The Rikkyo School in Rudgwick, West Sussex.

Recital Items – Ist Movement – Kodaly Solo Cello Sonata; ‘Didn’t my Lord Deliver Daniel (Spiritual) arr. Cello Solo by F. Clinton; Andante for Cello and Organ by Merkel; ‘All That I Am’ – Piano Solo (F. Clinton).

The concert lasts about an hour. Refreshments are available. Free admission with retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation which supports local young people in developing their music skills.


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.


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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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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